Books that have changed my outlook on travel: Our Appointment With Life

Our Appointment With Life: Discourse on Living Happily in the Present Moment is a translation and commentary of the Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone by Vietnamese Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. This sutra – or basic text of Buddhist scripture – is the earliest teaching of the Buddha on how to … Continue reading Books that have changed my outlook on travel: Our Appointment With Life

Books that have changed my outlook on travel: Into Thin Air

Author and mountaineer Jon Krakauer (who also wrote Into the Wild) recounts with disturbing clarity the 1996 Everest disaster, in his best-selling book, Into Thin Air (which was more recently adapted into the Everest film – apparently deviating a lot from the book). Krakauer is an expert storyteller who transmits the intense feelings of stress, … Continue reading Books that have changed my outlook on travel: Into Thin Air