The Travel Mom’s Book of the Day Club
On #MotivationMonday we feature the people, places, and products that motivate us to travel more, step out of our comfort zones, try new things, meet new people, learn about ourselves, the cultures of others, and work towards becoming a more mindful traveler.
Mindful travel involves being completely present for the experiences you’re having in a new place—without distracting yourself with thoughts about what might be happening back at the office or where you’re going to eat dinner later that day.
Today’s book aligns with mindful travel in many ways. It’s more a guide to travel than a travel guide, Destination Earth transforms how you view travel and its relation to Life. It also provides a philosophical framework for embarking on more meaningful and purposeful travels, whether it is an around the world journey, or an exploration of a region, or even a city.
Destination Earth is the product of the author’s unique 6.5-year continuous around the world journey, during which he visited 70 countries on 6 continents and treated the world as if it were a single destination.
From Chile and Argentina to Thailand and Japan, Destination Earth explores the delicate and invisible interconnections of nations and countries, people and cultures, and delves deep into all aspects of travel and its transformational power:
· Why long-term and world travel is the ultimate university
· How to create a wise-line of travel through any region
· How to go about capturing the Soul of a country
· How to deal with the unpleasant realities of the world while on the road
· Balance the relationship between travel planning and spontaneity
· How a Travel-Journey is related to our Life’s-Journey· Practical advice on how to plan the exploration of regions and countries
· 25 inspiring travel stories from the author’s journey that augment the main text
· 60 color photos from various places around the world
Ideas, experiences, stories, and photographs are interwoven into a newly created Philosophy of Travel that is practical and easy to read.
This is not your typical paperback. It is a large book measuring 7×10 inches, printed on high quality paper with color photos, and a stitch-binding that allows you to open the book flat without the pages falling out while reading on a desk.
Updated 2nd Edition 2019
Gold Medal Winner: International Book Award in the Travel Category 2017
Medal Winner: Independent Press Award in the Travel Category 2017
Silver Medal Winner: Reader’s Favorite Award in the Travel Genre, 2017
“An epic journey with a master philosopher.” – Daniel Klein, New York Times best-selling author
“I know a potential best seller when I see one. This will be soon! As a world traveler, I found Nicos’s book to be spot on with his philosophies, introspection, and cultural experiences. It was a delightful book to read.” –Tina Dreffin, Award-winning author of ‘Bluewater Walkabout: Into Africa’
“Destination Earth conveys the fascinating journey of an exceptional world-traveler. Nicos not only writes in an engaging style that allows readers to share his experiences, but his philosophical reflections provide unique insights into the process and value of education through travel.” – Ron Leonard, Professor of Philosophy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
“Nicos’s letters were among the most incisive I received in 33 years of guidebook writing.” – David Stanley, South Pacific travel expert and author of the ‘Moon Handbook South Pacific’