Michel Onfray

Michel Onfray turns travel, one of life’s simple pleasures, into a compelling theme for reflexion. As well as an invitation to break ties, Teoría del viaje (A theory of travel) has the power to prolong the excitement and flavour of travel through philosophy and literature, history and mythology.

Feeling the urge to get away, reading up before we go, choosing how to travel, enthusiasm and surprise on arrival, the awakening of the five senses while we’re away, note-taking and photography, the return home, processing our memories… every stage in the process takes on a philosophical dimension in this book. Theory of travel is a declaration of war against our tendency for systematizing and timing our lives, and a brilliant road map for those who want to feel like travellers rather than tourists.

Michel Onfray