The Art of Travel – Six Classic Journeys

What is travel, and why are we attracted to it? Explore the stories, ideas, landscapes and cities which call to us as travellers. Embark on six journeys to explore, discover and participate in the Art of Travel. We take a Grand Tour in Rome. We walk around part of Mont Blanc. We look at Photography, Art and Nature. Followed by a cruise along Norway’s west coast. Then we Walk the Camino, before facing the inevitable return home.

This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.

SUGGESTED READING

  • The Art of Travel, Alain de Botton, 1986 Faber & Faber
  • Down Under, Bill Bryson
  • Santiago: Walking the Pilgrim Path, Almis Simankevicius
  • The Odyssey, Homer
  • The Hero's Journey, Joseph Campbell

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Six journeys in which we explore aspects of travel
  • The Grand Tour - The fool in Rome
  • Almost Mountaineering - Touring Mont Blanc
  • Possessing Beauty - Photography, Art and Nature
  • All Aboard - Norway’s Hurtigruten Cruise
  • Walking the Camino - Searching for Gold
  • Discovering your travel type

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a better understanding of what is travel, and why we travel.
  2. Have an introduction to six classic journeys.
$110 Limited / $99

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02 Mar

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