The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations by Jaime KurtzThe Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations by Jaime Kurtz

The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations

byJaime Kurtz

Paperback | May 4, 2017

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Travel is one of the most sought-after experiences in life. It has the singular ability to capture our imaginations, serving as a canvas onto which we project our deepest desires and needs: escape, relaxation, transcendence, interpersonal connection, cultural education, and more. Few thingshold such a privileged place, yet until now, there has been no instruction manual for how to make the most of travelling, be it to an exotic country or to the local beach. In The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations, psychology professor Jaime Kurtz applies the large and ever-growing body of research on happiness and decision-making to enhance the experience of travel. An avid explorer, study abroad instructor, teacher, and happiness researcher,Dr. Kurtz shows how anyone who has a vacation in his or her future can create the most meaningful, fulfilling, and joyful experiences possible. When the price of travel is daunting, getting the most "bang for your buck", both financially and emotionally, is essential to an ideal travel experience. With a sense of humor and adventure, Dr. Kurtz provides guidance on how to craft your perfect trip, boost your excitement before your trip evenbegins, and actively immerse yourself in a new culture while unplugging from your technological ties to home. She also explains how to best cherish and share travel moments, how to ease back into your daily life upon returning, and how to carry the secrets of happy travel into every day. This is a must-have guide if you are looking to make the most of your precious vacation days.
Jaime Kurtz is Associate Professor of Psychology at James Madison University. Her research on happiness and savoring has been published widely in scientific journals, receiving national attention from NPR and The Today Show, as well as in print and online magazines. With bestselling author Sonja Lyubomirsky, she is co-author of Positiv...
Title:The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better VacationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:May 4, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"The Happy Traveler is a terrific book and Jaime Kurtz is the perfect person to write it. She is a highly respected researcher who made important discoveries about savoring, affective forecasting, and many other topics relevant to the book. Even better, she is a talented writer and storyteller who will regale her readers with tales of traveling nightmares and traveling triumphs." --Timothy Wilson, Ph.D., author of Redirect (Back Bay Books, 2015) and Strangers to Ourselves and Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia