Destination Earth- A New Philosophy of Travel by a World-Traveler

Destination Earth A New Philosophy of Travel by a World Traveler Travel is the departure from one s little pond It is the bold renouncement of the petty comforts that hold us prisoner It is a movement away from the known towards the unknown and unimaginable Travel

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  • Title: Destination Earth- A New Philosophy of Travel by a World-Traveler
  • Author: Nicos Hadjicostis
  • ISBN: 9780997414806
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • Travel is the departure from one s little pond It is the bold renouncement of the petty comforts that hold us prisoner It is a movement away from the known towards the unknown and unimaginable Travel is expansion, widening, opening up After years as a media executive, Nicos Hadjicostis abandoned the business world and set his sights on a larger and fulfillin Travel is the departure from one s little pond It is the bold renouncement of the petty comforts that hold us prisoner It is a movement away from the known towards the unknown and unimaginable Travel is expansion, widening, opening up After years as a media executive, Nicos Hadjicostis abandoned the business world and set his sights on a larger and fulfilling goal to explore our planet as if it were one huge country, a single destination Starting from New York and traveling west for six and a half years, the author visited six continents and seventy countries delving deep into their peoples, cultures and natural wonders Destination Earth A New Philosophy of Travel by a World Traveler is the result of this life transforming journey While many travelers today concern themselves with destinations solely for amusement, relaxation, and entertainment, the author proposes a meaningful, rewarding, and fulfilling way of viewing Travel and its relation to Life Enriched with travel incidents and some of the author s best travel photos, Destination Earth sheds light on both Travel and Life Ideas and experiences are interwoven into a newly created Philosophy of Travel that is practical and easy to read.

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    1. ‘The culmination of every supreme nationalism is a consummate universalism.’Nicos Hadjicostis offers his own pertinent background that adds immensely to enjoying this his first book. ‘I’m a world-traveler, writer, and former businessman. I’m also a master chess player, parrot trainer, olive-oil producer, and more. After studying Physics at King’s College, London, I worked briefly as a journalist in my birthplace Cyprus, and published a Greek-language magazine called “Introspection. [...]

    2. I feel compelled to explain such a low rating, since I rarely rate or even read something that I don't like. In this case, I had high hopes for the book and was severely let down. It is not well constructed; one could say there is a reason the book was self published. The book, which quite short as travel books go, is highly repetitive and verbose, and ends up saying almost nothing at all of any substance. It was in serious need of a proper editor to cut out the unneeded material, which in my gu [...]

    3. Life And The World Are Meant To Be Experienced“Travel is expansion, widening, opening-up. It is the conquering of one’s fears, insecurities, prejudices. It is the hovering above one’s life, past and present, and seeing it in the larger context of the world. It is the fierce struggle against our already formed concepts of the ‘other’; the vanquishing of our dearly held beliefs, of what is familiar, intimate, cherished.” Travel is more than visiting a place with a set itinerary. Travel [...]

    4. Exactly what I'm looking for: a philosophical framework to guide one's travel. Despite different travel styles (I'm more on the backpacking style and he chooses the Middle Way), I see myself in his thoughts. I have also experienced some points he mentioned yet in a fragmented and vague manner, and I'm grateful to Nicos for having done the favor of putting all of his learnings into words and frameworks, enabling his fellow travellers to maximize their travels.On top of my mind:- Travel sparks our [...]

    5. In Destination Earth, Nicos Hadjicostis takes the reader through a new philosophy of travel. Everybody has traveled somewhere, whether that be to grandma’s in the next town or across the globe for a vacation. There is short-term travel and long-term travel. And each one of these types of traveling has its own purpose and philosophy. Hadjicostis makes the reader really think about the way they travel and helps them to view it in a more mindful way.The author spent six years and six months trave [...]

    6. Well, at least I followed my practice of asking the library to order this before I paid for it myself, though now I honestly feel a bit guilty about the library expending resources on it. It was perhaps interesting enough for a brief article about being open to experience and newness -- sort of a Buddhist mindset of non-judgment as helpful to travel. The photographs were beautiful and were perhaps the best part.There seemed to be a lack of awareness of his privilege, in financial, gender, and pe [...]

    7. Great bookA pleasurable envy overtook my emotions when I read Destination Earth. I grew up reading National Geographic, imagining myself in distant lands. This book, based on an around the world Odyssey, approaches travel as full immersion into these foreign lands. I loved the way the writer set forth a philosophy to immerse yourself as you travel, even considering the "difficulties and struggles" that a traveler inevitably faces at some point during his explorations. I also liked the inserted v [...]

    8. World travel is possible! Being a curious, but hesitant traveler, as I read the pages of this book, I felt more courageous about exploring the world. I’ve always wondered if less popular countries like Guatemala or Indonesia, were safe, and if I could explore them on my own. Hadjicostis convinced me that not only were ALL countries safe and friendly, but that I could, and should, travel on my own. His approachable travel philosophy offers a unique perspective of world travel, one that transfor [...]

    9. An insightful and well-written book about how we can travel with the intention of better understanding the world and ourselves. Many original ideas are presented such as magnification, the wise-line and capturing the soul of a country. My favorite idea was the parallel of our life's journey with the travel journey, an idea that resonated with me. After all, isn't our time here in the world, just that, a journey of living? Drawing lessons learned from travels for our own personal journey is the u [...]

    10. This book will open your appetite for meaningful and transformational travels. The author presents a new travel philosophy that is based on his own extensive travels. It is also inspired by some of the greatest thought leaders, ie. Seneca, Viktor Frankl, Sri Aurobindo. I also appreciated the Appendices which offer more practical advice on how to plan a world journey and how to structure your days while on the road. Great read!

    11. 4 stars for enthusiasm! And for taking on a new twist for sharing world travel. As a writer and extensive traveler I wanted to connect with the over arching theme on offer, but I got lost a bit in the total projects presentation. The fabulous thoughts needed some polish for me to connect solidly with them. Keep on traveling/writing!

    12. An excellent book that invites the reader to explore the world with an open mind, without judging other cultures and ways of life. While there are so many different ways of life throughout the world, the core of humanity is the same and we are in fact, all world citizens - an idea that is an ultimate truth!

    13. This is a unique type of travel book, unlike any I have read before. I really liked the author's approach to world travel and made me consider travel as a way to open myself to new experiences that lead to my own growth as an individual. The idea that I loved the most was the Wise-Line in travel and how it parallels my own life journey.

    14. Destination Earth is one of those rare books that shifts your perspective on life. Ideas addressed, such as the wise-line in travel and life or deferring your judgement of other cultures, still resonate with me. I am looking forward to putting some of these concepts to practice when I travel to SE Asia this summer.

    15. 4 stars for enthusiasm! And for taking on a new twist for sharing world travel. As a writer and extensive traveler I wanted to connect with the over arching theme on offer, but I got lost a bit in the total projects presentation. The fabulous thoughts needed some polish for me to connect solidly with them. Keep on traveling/writing!

    16. A little redundant Kept going over the same concepts. The pictures were a little random in certain places. Wish there was more organization.

    17. Loved this book for its insightful perspective on a long journey. It is full of gems that are related to travel, but are really related to life as a whole. Really enjoyed it.

    18. A great book that awoke my own wanderlust for exploring the world. I loved the short stories where the author highlighted specific travel situations to a lesson learned.

    19. This unique book will have you thinking about world travel from a philosophical point of view. The author writes about ideas that I would never have connected to travel - for example, the traveler as a hermit. Sounds like a contradiction at first, but he very well explains the parallels between a traveler and a hermit! Highly recommend.

    20. I really enjoyed reading this new philosophy of travel. It offered many insights into how to approach different cultures as a traveler, rather than as a tourist. I especially loved the short stories that gave a glimpse into the author's travels. My favorite story was Legs and Arms, that reveals a deep observation of how we relate to others and to ourselves - not just in travel but in life. I highly recommend this book.

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