World Travel: An Irreverent Guide (Compact Disc)

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If you’ve been sheltering in place for the last year (plus), you might be itching to pack a bag and put on your traveling shoes. When television star, chef, writer, and world traveler Anthony Bourdain passed away in 2018, he and his associate Laurie Woolever had begun planning for a travel guide featuring some of Bourdain’s favorite global locations. The book is simple to follow, organized by country. Bourdain’s own words are highlighted, followed by notes from Woolever, with recommendations for places to visit, stay, and, most importantly, eat. Bourdain preferred the road less traveled and to feature areas and cuisines off the beaten tourist track. A champion of local traditions and food ways, and a humanitarian beneath his cynical exterior, Bourdain still makes me want to see the world.

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A guide to some of the world's most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania's utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman's Empty Quarter--and many places beyond.

In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite places--in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable.

Supplementing Bourdain's words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Christopher; a guide to Chicago's best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini.

For veteran travelers, armchair enthusiasts, and those in between, World Travel offers a chance to experience the world like Anthony Bourdain.

The audiobook is read by Laurie Woolever, Shep Gordon, Christopher Bourdain, Jen Agg, Matt Walsh, Bill Buford, Claude Tayag, Nari Kye, Vidya Balachander, and Steve Albini.

Copyright 2021 by Anthony M. Bourdain Trust UW; "A Child's View of Paris (1966)," "Revisiting New Jersey," and "Uruguay Dreamin'" copyright 2020 by Christopher Bourdain; published with permission of Christopher Bourdain

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781799943419
ISBN-10: 1799943410
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: April 20th, 2021
Language: English