The seaside or the mountains? Today's most important vacation planning question never came up in days long past. Both seemed unappealing and nearly inaccessible. It wasn't until the invention of the railroad that previously sparsely visited and overlooked areas opened up, and Thomas Cook, the tour operator and founder of modern tourism, was born. Fishing villages became sophisticated seaside resorts, remote mountain areas became destinations for hiking and skiing enthusiasts, and inns became grand hotels. Nostalgic Journeys takes you on a journey back in time, through the last two centuries: Ride the Orient Express to the East, cross the Atlantic on huge ocean liners, travel Route 66 through the United States, and break the sound barrier aboard the Concorde. As you browse through the pages of this book, you will get the idea that traveling was, and can be, more than just being stuck in a traffic jam or passing through numerous security checks. It can be a stylish and sometimes adventurous way to explore the world and return home feeling transformed by your many and varied experiences. Bon Voyage! Text in English and German.
Details: 9.65"W x 12.15"H. 224 Pages. Hardcover.
About The Author
Stefan Bitterle has worked for many years as a writer and editor for radio, developing science and cultural programs for WDR and Deutschlandfunk. Along with travel and music, flying is another of Bitterle's many passions. A professional pilot and flight instructor, he co-authored the book Junkers F13. The Return of a Legend, published by teNeues in 2015. When he is not on the road, Bitterle lives and works in Cologne.