In Why Travel? A Way of Being, A Way of Seeing, Thompson writes about one subject as a way of exploring a multitude of others. With 40 years' experience as a world wanderer and travel writer, he guides readers in discovering new ways of seeing themselves, as travelers, individuals, and world citizens, buttressing his approach with personal experience, practical advice, arresting anecdotes and real-world stories. Why Travel? differs from many a travel book in that its approach won’t be obsolete in six months’ time. It offers readers valuable direction, a renewed sense of wonder, and inspiration for their own explorations.