Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious

Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious

Having captivated millions during his five-year tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler,? Seth Kugel has become one of our most internationally beloved travel writers. While his famously unassuming journeys around the globe have forged a signature philosophy of whimsy and practicality, they have also revealed the seemingly infinite booby traps of vacationing on the Having captivated millions during his five-year tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler,? Seth Kugel ...

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Title:Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious
Author:Seth Kugel
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Genres:Travel
ISBN:0871408503
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious Reviews

  • Kathy
    Jan 05, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

  • Bryan Summers
    Sep 06, 2018

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

  • Lesley
    Oct 19, 2018

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

  • Kelly
    Feb 17, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

    As a lover of travel, I can't say that I learned much new from Kugel's book. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a seasoned traveler - much like Kugel and his sense of adventure - or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. The author was the "Frugal Traveler...

    ?Rediscovering Travel? is an amazing companion for those who want to see the world by Seth Kugel, beloved in his six-year fifty-country tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler.? Geared to newbie and veteran globetrotter alike, ?Rediscovering Travel? shares Kuge...

    An excellent well balanced look at modern travel ? why we do it, how we do it, should we do it, and given the yin and yang of technology and globalization, the way to perhaps do it better. Seth Kugel comes off as both a wee bit jaded and very pragmatic in his approach to travel. High...

    One of the beat books on travel. Seth has a series of essays on various aspects of travel in todays day and age. While he does have a certain bias but he does give sufficient points to ponder on. It is a book which you can spend a lot of time reflecting on . I liked the comparison on t...

    Seth Kugal's book has inspired me to get off the beaten path a little more. My husband and I used to stay in cute B&B's but save been staying in chain hotels more and more (gotta get and use those points). For our upcoming trip to France I booked a B&B, and a cheap one at that....

  • Karen
    Feb 20, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

  • Joyce
    Jan 28, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

  • Trisha
    Apr 21, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

    As a lover of travel, I can't say that I learned much new from Kugel's book. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a seasoned traveler - much like Kugel and his sense of adventure - or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. The author was the "Frugal Traveler...

    ?Rediscovering Travel? is an amazing companion for those who want to see the world by Seth Kugel, beloved in his six-year fifty-country tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler.? Geared to newbie and veteran globetrotter alike, ?Rediscovering Travel? shares Kuge...

    An excellent well balanced look at modern travel ? why we do it, how we do it, should we do it, and given the yin and yang of technology and globalization, the way to perhaps do it better. Seth Kugel comes off as both a wee bit jaded and very pragmatic in his approach to travel. High...

    One of the beat books on travel. Seth has a series of essays on various aspects of travel in todays day and age. While he does have a certain bias but he does give sufficient points to ponder on. It is a book which you can spend a lot of time reflecting on . I liked the comparison on t...

    Seth Kugal's book has inspired me to get off the beaten path a little more. My husband and I used to stay in cute B&B's but save been staying in chain hotels more and more (gotta get and use those points). For our upcoming trip to France I booked a B&B, and a cheap one at that....

    Not bad, but it kinda made you feel guilty and that you were wasting your time if you didn't get "real" per Mr. Kugel's recommendations. It seems that he wasn't sure if he was trying to tell travel stories or tell you how to travel (cheap, local, spur of the moment), so he did a little...

    I went into the book thinking it would be a lot more stories about intriguing places to visit that maybe I haven?t been before? Instead it was a guide to traveling more mindfully. Lots of thought went into the book; it?s well written. Based on my travel experience and style, ther...

    An inspiring book that will help me unplug from using technology during travel more often. Great tips on how to self-discover during trips, and great commentary as well on the travel industry and the capitalism at play. ...

    Maybe because I've been traveling for a while now, but this book didn't really introduce any new concepts or ideas for me. I was hoping to have this book inspire me to travel even more, and it was just kind of blah. Two stars. ...

  • Manny
    May 08, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

    As a lover of travel, I can't say that I learned much new from Kugel's book. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a seasoned traveler - much like Kugel and his sense of adventure - or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. The author was the "Frugal Traveler...

    ?Rediscovering Travel? is an amazing companion for those who want to see the world by Seth Kugel, beloved in his six-year fifty-country tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler.? Geared to newbie and veteran globetrotter alike, ?Rediscovering Travel? shares Kuge...

    An excellent well balanced look at modern travel ? why we do it, how we do it, should we do it, and given the yin and yang of technology and globalization, the way to perhaps do it better. Seth Kugel comes off as both a wee bit jaded and very pragmatic in his approach to travel. High...

    One of the beat books on travel. Seth has a series of essays on various aspects of travel in todays day and age. While he does have a certain bias but he does give sufficient points to ponder on. It is a book which you can spend a lot of time reflecting on . I liked the comparison on t...

  • Thomas Ryan
    Nov 21, 2018

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

    As a lover of travel, I can't say that I learned much new from Kugel's book. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a seasoned traveler - much like Kugel and his sense of adventure - or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. The author was the "Frugal Traveler...

    ?Rediscovering Travel? is an amazing companion for those who want to see the world by Seth Kugel, beloved in his six-year fifty-country tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler.? Geared to newbie and veteran globetrotter alike, ?Rediscovering Travel? shares Kuge...

    An excellent well balanced look at modern travel ? why we do it, how we do it, should we do it, and given the yin and yang of technology and globalization, the way to perhaps do it better. Seth Kugel comes off as both a wee bit jaded and very pragmatic in his approach to travel. High...

  • Devyn
    Oct 07, 2018

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

  • Shawn Fettig
    Feb 12, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

  • Shelley
    Apr 13, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

    As a lover of travel, I can't say that I learned much new from Kugel's book. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a seasoned traveler - much like Kugel and his sense of adventure - or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. The author was the "Frugal Traveler...

    ?Rediscovering Travel? is an amazing companion for those who want to see the world by Seth Kugel, beloved in his six-year fifty-country tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler.? Geared to newbie and veteran globetrotter alike, ?Rediscovering Travel? shares Kuge...

    An excellent well balanced look at modern travel ? why we do it, how we do it, should we do it, and given the yin and yang of technology and globalization, the way to perhaps do it better. Seth Kugel comes off as both a wee bit jaded and very pragmatic in his approach to travel. High...

    One of the beat books on travel. Seth has a series of essays on various aspects of travel in todays day and age. While he does have a certain bias but he does give sufficient points to ponder on. It is a book which you can spend a lot of time reflecting on . I liked the comparison on t...

    Seth Kugal's book has inspired me to get off the beaten path a little more. My husband and I used to stay in cute B&B's but save been staying in chain hotels more and more (gotta get and use those points). For our upcoming trip to France I booked a B&B, and a cheap one at that....

    Not bad, but it kinda made you feel guilty and that you were wasting your time if you didn't get "real" per Mr. Kugel's recommendations. It seems that he wasn't sure if he was trying to tell travel stories or tell you how to travel (cheap, local, spur of the moment), so he did a little...

    I went into the book thinking it would be a lot more stories about intriguing places to visit that maybe I haven?t been before? Instead it was a guide to traveling more mindfully. Lots of thought went into the book; it?s well written. Based on my travel experience and style, ther...

    An inspiring book that will help me unplug from using technology during travel more often. Great tips on how to self-discover during trips, and great commentary as well on the travel industry and the capitalism at play. ...

    Maybe because I've been traveling for a while now, but this book didn't really introduce any new concepts or ideas for me. I was hoping to have this book inspire me to travel even more, and it was just kind of blah. Two stars. ...

    I would have enjoyed this a lot more if it didn't take until page 207 to acknowledge that women traveling by themselves may feel unsafe doing many of the things the author talks about. ...

    Must read for any conscious traveller, or at least anyone who tries to do things outside of tour agencies and pre-packaged holidays. ...

    Mixed bag The author's personal experiences make for great reading, but the rest of the book is not as I interesting. I skimmed some of it. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

    It was a good read. ...

    my kind of book....bits and pieces from all over the world ...

    I am not a traveler but would be if it were possible well Ottis book gives many ideas and suggestions. It is as fun to read about the author travels and experiences. ...

    Great reminders of what we should be looking for in our travel experiences. Although I?m never staying in a random stranger?s home! ...

  • Sandi
    Dec 28, 2018

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

    As a lover of travel, I can't say that I learned much new from Kugel's book. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a seasoned traveler - much like Kugel and his sense of adventure - or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. The author was the "Frugal Traveler...

    ?Rediscovering Travel? is an amazing companion for those who want to see the world by Seth Kugel, beloved in his six-year fifty-country tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler.? Geared to newbie and veteran globetrotter alike, ?Rediscovering Travel? shares Kuge...

    An excellent well balanced look at modern travel ? why we do it, how we do it, should we do it, and given the yin and yang of technology and globalization, the way to perhaps do it better. Seth Kugel comes off as both a wee bit jaded and very pragmatic in his approach to travel. High...

    One of the beat books on travel. Seth has a series of essays on various aspects of travel in todays day and age. While he does have a certain bias but he does give sufficient points to ponder on. It is a book which you can spend a lot of time reflecting on . I liked the comparison on t...

    Seth Kugal's book has inspired me to get off the beaten path a little more. My husband and I used to stay in cute B&B's but save been staying in chain hotels more and more (gotta get and use those points). For our upcoming trip to France I booked a B&B, and a cheap one at that....

    Not bad, but it kinda made you feel guilty and that you were wasting your time if you didn't get "real" per Mr. Kugel's recommendations. It seems that he wasn't sure if he was trying to tell travel stories or tell you how to travel (cheap, local, spur of the moment), so he did a little...

    I went into the book thinking it would be a lot more stories about intriguing places to visit that maybe I haven?t been before? Instead it was a guide to traveling more mindfully. Lots of thought went into the book; it?s well written. Based on my travel experience and style, ther...

    An inspiring book that will help me unplug from using technology during travel more often. Great tips on how to self-discover during trips, and great commentary as well on the travel industry and the capitalism at play. ...

    Maybe because I've been traveling for a while now, but this book didn't really introduce any new concepts or ideas for me. I was hoping to have this book inspire me to travel even more, and it was just kind of blah. Two stars. ...

    I would have enjoyed this a lot more if it didn't take until page 207 to acknowledge that women traveling by themselves may feel unsafe doing many of the things the author talks about. ...

    Must read for any conscious traveller, or at least anyone who tries to do things outside of tour agencies and pre-packaged holidays. ...

    Mixed bag The author's personal experiences make for great reading, but the rest of the book is not as I interesting. I skimmed some of it. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

    It was a good read. ...

    my kind of book....bits and pieces from all over the world ...

    I am not a traveler but would be if it were possible well Ottis book gives many ideas and suggestions. It is as fun to read about the author travels and experiences. ...

  • Chris Jaffe
    Jan 12, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

  • Anna
    Mar 18, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

  • Mary Keen
    Jan 28, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

  • Lynne Cosmano
    Jan 26, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

    As a lover of travel, I can't say that I learned much new from Kugel's book. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a seasoned traveler - much like Kugel and his sense of adventure - or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. The author was the "Frugal Traveler...

    ?Rediscovering Travel? is an amazing companion for those who want to see the world by Seth Kugel, beloved in his six-year fifty-country tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler.? Geared to newbie and veteran globetrotter alike, ?Rediscovering Travel? shares Kuge...

    An excellent well balanced look at modern travel ? why we do it, how we do it, should we do it, and given the yin and yang of technology and globalization, the way to perhaps do it better. Seth Kugel comes off as both a wee bit jaded and very pragmatic in his approach to travel. High...

    One of the beat books on travel. Seth has a series of essays on various aspects of travel in todays day and age. While he does have a certain bias but he does give sufficient points to ponder on. It is a book which you can spend a lot of time reflecting on . I liked the comparison on t...

    Seth Kugal's book has inspired me to get off the beaten path a little more. My husband and I used to stay in cute B&B's but save been staying in chain hotels more and more (gotta get and use those points). For our upcoming trip to France I booked a B&B, and a cheap one at that....

    Not bad, but it kinda made you feel guilty and that you were wasting your time if you didn't get "real" per Mr. Kugel's recommendations. It seems that he wasn't sure if he was trying to tell travel stories or tell you how to travel (cheap, local, spur of the moment), so he did a little...

    I went into the book thinking it would be a lot more stories about intriguing places to visit that maybe I haven?t been before? Instead it was a guide to traveling more mindfully. Lots of thought went into the book; it?s well written. Based on my travel experience and style, ther...

    An inspiring book that will help me unplug from using technology during travel more often. Great tips on how to self-discover during trips, and great commentary as well on the travel industry and the capitalism at play. ...

    Maybe because I've been traveling for a while now, but this book didn't really introduce any new concepts or ideas for me. I was hoping to have this book inspire me to travel even more, and it was just kind of blah. Two stars. ...

    I would have enjoyed this a lot more if it didn't take until page 207 to acknowledge that women traveling by themselves may feel unsafe doing many of the things the author talks about. ...

    Must read for any conscious traveller, or at least anyone who tries to do things outside of tour agencies and pre-packaged holidays. ...

    Mixed bag The author's personal experiences make for great reading, but the rest of the book is not as I interesting. I skimmed some of it. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

    It was a good read. ...

    my kind of book....bits and pieces from all over the world ...

  • Darius Ostrowski
    Feb 02, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

    As a lover of travel, I can't say that I learned much new from Kugel's book. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a seasoned traveler - much like Kugel and his sense of adventure - or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. The author was the "Frugal Traveler...

    ?Rediscovering Travel? is an amazing companion for those who want to see the world by Seth Kugel, beloved in his six-year fifty-country tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler.? Geared to newbie and veteran globetrotter alike, ?Rediscovering Travel? shares Kuge...

    An excellent well balanced look at modern travel ? why we do it, how we do it, should we do it, and given the yin and yang of technology and globalization, the way to perhaps do it better. Seth Kugel comes off as both a wee bit jaded and very pragmatic in his approach to travel. High...

    One of the beat books on travel. Seth has a series of essays on various aspects of travel in todays day and age. While he does have a certain bias but he does give sufficient points to ponder on. It is a book which you can spend a lot of time reflecting on . I liked the comparison on t...

    Seth Kugal's book has inspired me to get off the beaten path a little more. My husband and I used to stay in cute B&B's but save been staying in chain hotels more and more (gotta get and use those points). For our upcoming trip to France I booked a B&B, and a cheap one at that....

    Not bad, but it kinda made you feel guilty and that you were wasting your time if you didn't get "real" per Mr. Kugel's recommendations. It seems that he wasn't sure if he was trying to tell travel stories or tell you how to travel (cheap, local, spur of the moment), so he did a little...

  • Paloma
    Jan 02, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

    As a lover of travel, I can't say that I learned much new from Kugel's book. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a seasoned traveler - much like Kugel and his sense of adventure - or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. The author was the "Frugal Traveler...

    ?Rediscovering Travel? is an amazing companion for those who want to see the world by Seth Kugel, beloved in his six-year fifty-country tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler.? Geared to newbie and veteran globetrotter alike, ?Rediscovering Travel? shares Kuge...

    An excellent well balanced look at modern travel ? why we do it, how we do it, should we do it, and given the yin and yang of technology and globalization, the way to perhaps do it better. Seth Kugel comes off as both a wee bit jaded and very pragmatic in his approach to travel. High...

    One of the beat books on travel. Seth has a series of essays on various aspects of travel in todays day and age. While he does have a certain bias but he does give sufficient points to ponder on. It is a book which you can spend a lot of time reflecting on . I liked the comparison on t...

    Seth Kugal's book has inspired me to get off the beaten path a little more. My husband and I used to stay in cute B&B's but save been staying in chain hotels more and more (gotta get and use those points). For our upcoming trip to France I booked a B&B, and a cheap one at that....

    Not bad, but it kinda made you feel guilty and that you were wasting your time if you didn't get "real" per Mr. Kugel's recommendations. It seems that he wasn't sure if he was trying to tell travel stories or tell you how to travel (cheap, local, spur of the moment), so he did a little...

    I went into the book thinking it would be a lot more stories about intriguing places to visit that maybe I haven?t been before? Instead it was a guide to traveling more mindfully. Lots of thought went into the book; it?s well written. Based on my travel experience and style, ther...

    An inspiring book that will help me unplug from using technology during travel more often. Great tips on how to self-discover during trips, and great commentary as well on the travel industry and the capitalism at play. ...

    Maybe because I've been traveling for a while now, but this book didn't really introduce any new concepts or ideas for me. I was hoping to have this book inspire me to travel even more, and it was just kind of blah. Two stars. ...

    I would have enjoyed this a lot more if it didn't take until page 207 to acknowledge that women traveling by themselves may feel unsafe doing many of the things the author talks about. ...

    Must read for any conscious traveller, or at least anyone who tries to do things outside of tour agencies and pre-packaged holidays. ...

  • Flora
    Apr 27, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

  • Bonnie
    Jan 19, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

    As a lover of travel, I can't say that I learned much new from Kugel's book. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a seasoned traveler - much like Kugel and his sense of adventure - or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. The author was the "Frugal Traveler...

  • Sarah-Jessica
    Apr 15, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

  • Matt Wills
    Jan 05, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

    As a lover of travel, I can't say that I learned much new from Kugel's book. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a seasoned traveler - much like Kugel and his sense of adventure - or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. The author was the "Frugal Traveler...

    ?Rediscovering Travel? is an amazing companion for those who want to see the world by Seth Kugel, beloved in his six-year fifty-country tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler.? Geared to newbie and veteran globetrotter alike, ?Rediscovering Travel? shares Kuge...

    An excellent well balanced look at modern travel ? why we do it, how we do it, should we do it, and given the yin and yang of technology and globalization, the way to perhaps do it better. Seth Kugel comes off as both a wee bit jaded and very pragmatic in his approach to travel. High...

    One of the beat books on travel. Seth has a series of essays on various aspects of travel in todays day and age. While he does have a certain bias but he does give sufficient points to ponder on. It is a book which you can spend a lot of time reflecting on . I liked the comparison on t...

    Seth Kugal's book has inspired me to get off the beaten path a little more. My husband and I used to stay in cute B&B's but save been staying in chain hotels more and more (gotta get and use those points). For our upcoming trip to France I booked a B&B, and a cheap one at that....

    Not bad, but it kinda made you feel guilty and that you were wasting your time if you didn't get "real" per Mr. Kugel's recommendations. It seems that he wasn't sure if he was trying to tell travel stories or tell you how to travel (cheap, local, spur of the moment), so he did a little...

    I went into the book thinking it would be a lot more stories about intriguing places to visit that maybe I haven?t been before? Instead it was a guide to traveling more mindfully. Lots of thought went into the book; it?s well written. Based on my travel experience and style, ther...

    An inspiring book that will help me unplug from using technology during travel more often. Great tips on how to self-discover during trips, and great commentary as well on the travel industry and the capitalism at play. ...

  • Carol Selby
    May 05, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

    As a lover of travel, I can't say that I learned much new from Kugel's book. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a seasoned traveler - much like Kugel and his sense of adventure - or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. The author was the "Frugal Traveler...

    ?Rediscovering Travel? is an amazing companion for those who want to see the world by Seth Kugel, beloved in his six-year fifty-country tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler.? Geared to newbie and veteran globetrotter alike, ?Rediscovering Travel? shares Kuge...

    An excellent well balanced look at modern travel ? why we do it, how we do it, should we do it, and given the yin and yang of technology and globalization, the way to perhaps do it better. Seth Kugel comes off as both a wee bit jaded and very pragmatic in his approach to travel. High...

    One of the beat books on travel. Seth has a series of essays on various aspects of travel in todays day and age. While he does have a certain bias but he does give sufficient points to ponder on. It is a book which you can spend a lot of time reflecting on . I liked the comparison on t...

    Seth Kugal's book has inspired me to get off the beaten path a little more. My husband and I used to stay in cute B&B's but save been staying in chain hotels more and more (gotta get and use those points). For our upcoming trip to France I booked a B&B, and a cheap one at that....

    Not bad, but it kinda made you feel guilty and that you were wasting your time if you didn't get "real" per Mr. Kugel's recommendations. It seems that he wasn't sure if he was trying to tell travel stories or tell you how to travel (cheap, local, spur of the moment), so he did a little...

    I went into the book thinking it would be a lot more stories about intriguing places to visit that maybe I haven?t been before? Instead it was a guide to traveling more mindfully. Lots of thought went into the book; it?s well written. Based on my travel experience and style, ther...

    An inspiring book that will help me unplug from using technology during travel more often. Great tips on how to self-discover during trips, and great commentary as well on the travel industry and the capitalism at play. ...

    Maybe because I've been traveling for a while now, but this book didn't really introduce any new concepts or ideas for me. I was hoping to have this book inspire me to travel even more, and it was just kind of blah. Two stars. ...

    I would have enjoyed this a lot more if it didn't take until page 207 to acknowledge that women traveling by themselves may feel unsafe doing many of the things the author talks about. ...

    Must read for any conscious traveller, or at least anyone who tries to do things outside of tour agencies and pre-packaged holidays. ...

    Mixed bag The author's personal experiences make for great reading, but the rest of the book is not as I interesting. I skimmed some of it. ...

  • Kim
    Apr 19, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

    As a lover of travel, I can't say that I learned much new from Kugel's book. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a seasoned traveler - much like Kugel and his sense of adventure - or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. The author was the "Frugal Traveler...

    ?Rediscovering Travel? is an amazing companion for those who want to see the world by Seth Kugel, beloved in his six-year fifty-country tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler.? Geared to newbie and veteran globetrotter alike, ?Rediscovering Travel? shares Kuge...

    An excellent well balanced look at modern travel ? why we do it, how we do it, should we do it, and given the yin and yang of technology and globalization, the way to perhaps do it better. Seth Kugel comes off as both a wee bit jaded and very pragmatic in his approach to travel. High...

    One of the beat books on travel. Seth has a series of essays on various aspects of travel in todays day and age. While he does have a certain bias but he does give sufficient points to ponder on. It is a book which you can spend a lot of time reflecting on . I liked the comparison on t...

    Seth Kugal's book has inspired me to get off the beaten path a little more. My husband and I used to stay in cute B&B's but save been staying in chain hotels more and more (gotta get and use those points). For our upcoming trip to France I booked a B&B, and a cheap one at that....

    Not bad, but it kinda made you feel guilty and that you were wasting your time if you didn't get "real" per Mr. Kugel's recommendations. It seems that he wasn't sure if he was trying to tell travel stories or tell you how to travel (cheap, local, spur of the moment), so he did a little...

    I went into the book thinking it would be a lot more stories about intriguing places to visit that maybe I haven?t been before? Instead it was a guide to traveling more mindfully. Lots of thought went into the book; it?s well written. Based on my travel experience and style, ther...

  • M.
    Mar 12, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

    As a lover of travel, I can't say that I learned much new from Kugel's book. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a seasoned traveler - much like Kugel and his sense of adventure - or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. The author was the "Frugal Traveler...

    ?Rediscovering Travel? is an amazing companion for those who want to see the world by Seth Kugel, beloved in his six-year fifty-country tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler.? Geared to newbie and veteran globetrotter alike, ?Rediscovering Travel? shares Kuge...

    An excellent well balanced look at modern travel ? why we do it, how we do it, should we do it, and given the yin and yang of technology and globalization, the way to perhaps do it better. Seth Kugel comes off as both a wee bit jaded and very pragmatic in his approach to travel. High...

    One of the beat books on travel. Seth has a series of essays on various aspects of travel in todays day and age. While he does have a certain bias but he does give sufficient points to ponder on. It is a book which you can spend a lot of time reflecting on . I liked the comparison on t...

    Seth Kugal's book has inspired me to get off the beaten path a little more. My husband and I used to stay in cute B&B's but save been staying in chain hotels more and more (gotta get and use those points). For our upcoming trip to France I booked a B&B, and a cheap one at that....

    Not bad, but it kinda made you feel guilty and that you were wasting your time if you didn't get "real" per Mr. Kugel's recommendations. It seems that he wasn't sure if he was trying to tell travel stories or tell you how to travel (cheap, local, spur of the moment), so he did a little...

    I went into the book thinking it would be a lot more stories about intriguing places to visit that maybe I haven?t been before? Instead it was a guide to traveling more mindfully. Lots of thought went into the book; it?s well written. Based on my travel experience and style, ther...

    An inspiring book that will help me unplug from using technology during travel more often. Great tips on how to self-discover during trips, and great commentary as well on the travel industry and the capitalism at play. ...

    Maybe because I've been traveling for a while now, but this book didn't really introduce any new concepts or ideas for me. I was hoping to have this book inspire me to travel even more, and it was just kind of blah. Two stars. ...

    I would have enjoyed this a lot more if it didn't take until page 207 to acknowledge that women traveling by themselves may feel unsafe doing many of the things the author talks about. ...

    Must read for any conscious traveller, or at least anyone who tries to do things outside of tour agencies and pre-packaged holidays. ...

    Mixed bag The author's personal experiences make for great reading, but the rest of the book is not as I interesting. I skimmed some of it. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

    It was a good read. ...

  • Lacey
    Jan 12, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

    As a lover of travel, I can't say that I learned much new from Kugel's book. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a seasoned traveler - much like Kugel and his sense of adventure - or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. The author was the "Frugal Traveler...

    ?Rediscovering Travel? is an amazing companion for those who want to see the world by Seth Kugel, beloved in his six-year fifty-country tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler.? Geared to newbie and veteran globetrotter alike, ?Rediscovering Travel? shares Kuge...

    An excellent well balanced look at modern travel ? why we do it, how we do it, should we do it, and given the yin and yang of technology and globalization, the way to perhaps do it better. Seth Kugel comes off as both a wee bit jaded and very pragmatic in his approach to travel. High...

    One of the beat books on travel. Seth has a series of essays on various aspects of travel in todays day and age. While he does have a certain bias but he does give sufficient points to ponder on. It is a book which you can spend a lot of time reflecting on . I liked the comparison on t...

    Seth Kugal's book has inspired me to get off the beaten path a little more. My husband and I used to stay in cute B&B's but save been staying in chain hotels more and more (gotta get and use those points). For our upcoming trip to France I booked a B&B, and a cheap one at that....

    Not bad, but it kinda made you feel guilty and that you were wasting your time if you didn't get "real" per Mr. Kugel's recommendations. It seems that he wasn't sure if he was trying to tell travel stories or tell you how to travel (cheap, local, spur of the moment), so he did a little...

    I went into the book thinking it would be a lot more stories about intriguing places to visit that maybe I haven?t been before? Instead it was a guide to traveling more mindfully. Lots of thought went into the book; it?s well written. Based on my travel experience and style, ther...

    An inspiring book that will help me unplug from using technology during travel more often. Great tips on how to self-discover during trips, and great commentary as well on the travel industry and the capitalism at play. ...

    Maybe because I've been traveling for a while now, but this book didn't really introduce any new concepts or ideas for me. I was hoping to have this book inspire me to travel even more, and it was just kind of blah. Two stars. ...

    I would have enjoyed this a lot more if it didn't take until page 207 to acknowledge that women traveling by themselves may feel unsafe doing many of the things the author talks about. ...

  • Tracy Peterson
    Feb 03, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

    As a lover of travel, I can't say that I learned much new from Kugel's book. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a seasoned traveler - much like Kugel and his sense of adventure - or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. The author was the "Frugal Traveler...

    ?Rediscovering Travel? is an amazing companion for those who want to see the world by Seth Kugel, beloved in his six-year fifty-country tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler.? Geared to newbie and veteran globetrotter alike, ?Rediscovering Travel? shares Kuge...

    An excellent well balanced look at modern travel ? why we do it, how we do it, should we do it, and given the yin and yang of technology and globalization, the way to perhaps do it better. Seth Kugel comes off as both a wee bit jaded and very pragmatic in his approach to travel. High...

    One of the beat books on travel. Seth has a series of essays on various aspects of travel in todays day and age. While he does have a certain bias but he does give sufficient points to ponder on. It is a book which you can spend a lot of time reflecting on . I liked the comparison on t...

    Seth Kugal's book has inspired me to get off the beaten path a little more. My husband and I used to stay in cute B&B's but save been staying in chain hotels more and more (gotta get and use those points). For our upcoming trip to France I booked a B&B, and a cheap one at that....

    Not bad, but it kinda made you feel guilty and that you were wasting your time if you didn't get "real" per Mr. Kugel's recommendations. It seems that he wasn't sure if he was trying to tell travel stories or tell you how to travel (cheap, local, spur of the moment), so he did a little...

    I went into the book thinking it would be a lot more stories about intriguing places to visit that maybe I haven?t been before? Instead it was a guide to traveling more mindfully. Lots of thought went into the book; it?s well written. Based on my travel experience and style, ther...

    An inspiring book that will help me unplug from using technology during travel more often. Great tips on how to self-discover during trips, and great commentary as well on the travel industry and the capitalism at play. ...

    Maybe because I've been traveling for a while now, but this book didn't really introduce any new concepts or ideas for me. I was hoping to have this book inspire me to travel even more, and it was just kind of blah. Two stars. ...

    I would have enjoyed this a lot more if it didn't take until page 207 to acknowledge that women traveling by themselves may feel unsafe doing many of the things the author talks about. ...

    Must read for any conscious traveller, or at least anyone who tries to do things outside of tour agencies and pre-packaged holidays. ...

    Mixed bag The author's personal experiences make for great reading, but the rest of the book is not as I interesting. I skimmed some of it. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

  • Literary Soirée
    Oct 02, 2018

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...

    Kugle is a travel writer (he does The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times) who gives his perspective on travel here. There is a mixture of two items in this book: 1) an overall critique of how people travel, and 2) Kugel's own travel preferences. Those aren't exactly the same things...

    I heard an interview on NPR with the author talking about his unscheduled stop in a small town in very rural Hungary. I've been in various parts of Hungary, so was interested. The first chapter re his stay in Mezobereny was great; he'd known nothing about the town and area and had no ...

    "For me, and perhaps for others, the constant itch to go somewhere comes in part from the frustration that our worldview is largely shaped by the thin sliver of Earth we inhabit for most of the year?geographically, professionally and socioeconomically?and the knowledge that so many...

    As a lover of travel, I can't say that I learned much new from Kugel's book. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a seasoned traveler - much like Kugel and his sense of adventure - or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. The author was the "Frugal Traveler...

    ?Rediscovering Travel? is an amazing companion for those who want to see the world by Seth Kugel, beloved in his six-year fifty-country tenure as the New York Times?s ?Frugal Traveler.? Geared to newbie and veteran globetrotter alike, ?Rediscovering Travel? shares Kuge...

  • DA
    Mar 23, 2019

    I received this book from Goodreads. Let me just save everyone some time. Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious is almost all lecture and no fun- at least in the beginning. If you want to read Seth Kugel drone on and on about how his way of travel is better tha...

    An interesting perspective on travel. Kugel makes some points that really resonate and others where I am in disagreement. He tries to be understanding of other's perspectives most of the time, but occasionally there are moments when his bias shows through. This happened most particular...

    Right in my wheelhouse. Kugel wrote the frugal traveler column for the New York Times. This is about how to have spontaneous adventures while traveling. I loved it. One of the best times of my life was backpacking around Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. I didn't have a hard schedul...

    This probably falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me. I agree with a lot of what the author has to say about seeking out the things that are of particular interest to you rather than ticking off a list of "must sees" in an area that maybe wouldn't make your list otherwise. As a wom...

    I agree with much of what Kugel has to say about the travel industry and with his travel philosophy. I do fall in the camp of female readers though who would not feel comfortable doing many of the things Kugel does (I don?t know many moms who are going to show up in a random location...

    I loved Kugel's weekly Frugal Traveler columns in the Sunday NYT. This books reflects his pleasure in travel and offers interesting anecdotes, strong opinions, and practical advice--and everything reflects his sense of humor. If found Appendix 2 with the information on risks of travel ...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway copy of this book - Go me! I tend to just rate and not write reviews, so I'll do my best. I wanted this book because we've been trying to travel more with our kids before they graduate. I'm a planner, and as a family we lean more towards independent and qui...

    For people who don't travel, this reads as a "Do; Don't Do," but for those who do travel, all of the author's suggestions seem to be common knowledge. A few nuggets of useful advice, but nothing too insightful. ...

    This is one of the rare books that discuss travel philosophy and does a decent job with it. Plainly said, this is a coherent and well-written rant from Seth Kugel. He discusses the positive and negative transformations in travel over the past few decades. This, in turn, puts the me...

    The first four chapters is all about don't be afraid to explore, be spontaneous, interact with locals, don't schedule too much, be open, be curious, don't relay on technology, shed herd mentality, don't let user reviews guide/ misguide you, don't follow a guidebook, avoid cliché, and ...