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...

    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...

    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...

  • Shari
    Jan 07, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

    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. ...

    A good read, written with humor and cleverness. There's a lot here that made me think about how and why I travel, and it will probably spur me to do some things differently in the future. ...

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  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Raidene
    Feb 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

    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. ...

    A good read, written with humor and cleverness. There's a lot here that made me think about how and why I travel, and it will probably spur me to do some things differently in the future. ...

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    ...

    ...

    ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Lane
    Dec 13, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

    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. ...

    A good read, written with humor and cleverness. There's a lot here that made me think about how and why I travel, and it will probably spur me to do some things differently in the future. ...

  • Bruno
    Dec 08, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

    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. ...

    A good read, written with humor and cleverness. There's a lot here that made me think about how and why I travel, and it will probably spur me to do some things differently in the future. ...

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  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Chrissie
    Jan 04, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

    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. ...

    A good read, written with humor and cleverness. There's a lot here that made me think about how and why I travel, and it will probably spur me to do some things differently in the future. ...

    ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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. ...

    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. ...

  • Rebecca Munro
    Jun 25, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

    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. ...

    A good read, written with humor and cleverness. There's a lot here that made me think about how and why I travel, and it will probably spur me to do some things differently in the future. ...

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  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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. ...

    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. ...

  • Ellen
    Feb 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

    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. ...

    A good read, written with humor and cleverness. There's a lot here that made me think about how and why I travel, and it will probably spur me to do some things differently in the future. ...

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  • Boston
    Jan 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

    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. ...

    A good read, written with humor and cleverness. There's a lot here that made me think about how and why I travel, and it will probably spur me to do some things differently in the future. ...

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  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

  • Hillary Slawson
    Jan 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

    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. ...

    A good read, written with humor and cleverness. There's a lot here that made me think about how and why I travel, and it will probably spur me to do some things differently in the future. ...

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  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Anandu Haridas
    Dec 29, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Hilarious and insightful. ...

    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. ...

    A good read, written with humor and cleverness. There's a lot here that made me think about how and why I travel, and it will probably spur me to do some things differently in the future. ...

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