Modern travel around the world is stressful: Mass tourism, overcrowded planes, chaotic airports, tightened security measures, standard hotel chains, worn-out tourist paths. For those of us who dream of a different kind of travel, “The Golden Age of Travel”, a fantastically beautiful, nostalgic book in XXL format weighing a whole 3.5 kilos, takes us back to a time when travelling around the world was a new and exciting experience.
In this volume worth seeing and reading from Taschen-Verlag, we join such famous travellers as Charles Dickens, Jules Verne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mark Twain and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to see the world once again as it was before the invention of package tours. With “Grand Tour” we travel to the educational sites of the old world – a traditional rite of passage for young European nobles – and beyond, to the “Far East”, which at the time was still virtually untouched by Western influences, and the New World beyond the Atlantic.
Old travel posters, tickets, advertising leaflets, brochures, menus, luggage labels and other ephemera convey something of the flair of travel in that golden age. This book – which you should put on the little coffee table for regular browsing – is your ticket to a bygone era of adventure and great wonder about the world.