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Learning The Art of Travel: Part One

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There comes a time when all the days start to look the same, you need to get away from the monotony draining your time and energy. Like most people, however, any hope of a getaway quickly dissipates the second you open your calendar, packed with appointments and reminders of how busy life can be.

In his essay ‘The Art of Travel’, Alain de Botton writes:
“It is not necessarily at home that we best encounter our true selves. The furniture insists that we cannot change because it does not; the domestic setting keeps us tethered to the person we are in ordinary life, who may not be who we essentially are.”

According to this philosopher of everyday life, with ‘a travelling mind-set,’ you can change your own bedroom into the perfect getaway.

A Room of One’s Own
You don’t necessarily have to be in a new place to clear your head. In fact, the place most familiar is where people find the most comfort. Try, for instance, ‘a room of your own’. Room travel can be an excellent option for a getaway, and in ‘The Art of Travel’, Alain de Botton introduces a book called ‘A Journey Around My Bedroom’, written by Xavier de Maistre. It is based on his own room traveling experience, which, he tells us, had ‘shaken him from his usual lethargy’ and allowed him to ‘[look] at it through fresh eyes and [rediscover] some of its qualities’. If you need a change of environment, you can rearrange the furniture or utilize interior accessories to add a special touch to your room.

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A cute teddy bear content right where he is.

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A room filled with beautiful rose petals strewn.

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Drawing can make the ordinary extraordinary.

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The MV900F in cute pink and coffee, black.

How was the journey around your room? Next week, we will introduce how to enjoy travels to a nearby town.

Comments (1)

  • Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I
    clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyhow, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

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