Paul Theroux on travel that transforms

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Paul Theroux is a travel writer and novelist. His most recent book is “The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments From Lives on the Road.” (Steve McCurry Studios)

Today on Midmorning Kerri MIller interviewed travel writer Paul Theroux who has a new book out titled “The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments From Lives on the Road.” The book combines his own thoughts on travel with gleenings from the likes of Mark Twain and Susan Sontag.

The conversation included not only Theroux’s thoughts on travel – and the joys of travelling alone – but also the trips of listeners who called in to share their adventures. For example, Jim in Minneapolis biked from Beijing to Paris over four months, and said it was a great way to meet new people.

Have you ever taken a risk to travel somewhere off the beaten path? Where did you go, and what compelled you to make the journey? What did you get from it? Any regrets?

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