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Rediscovering Travel is Here!

My book on how to be a better and more ethical traveler, Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious, was published on Nov. 13 by Norton. Buy it in your local neighborhood bookstore or online from:

Come to book events in New York, Washington DC, Boston, Miami and San Francisco


Rediscovering Travel is about how the travel industry is ruining our vacations. It’s about how to use the power of smartphones to improve our trips, not control them. It’s about becoming a better and more ethical traveler. It’s about how to rediscover the beauty of old-fashioned globetrotting and enhance it with modern technology.

“In this insightful and fun book, Kugel…takes on the increasingly commercial and technological aspects of 21st-century travel. His advice will stimulate travelers’ curiosity while rescuing a sense of adventure that has been eclipsed by technology and corporate tourism…Kugel’s advice for discovery-filled travel is thought-provoking and surprisingly simple.” —Publishers Weekly


I’ll be in all these places talking travel as I launch Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious.

BROOKLYN: Thurs., Nov 15, 7 p.m.; Park Slope Barnes and Noble (267 Seventh Ave.), in conversation with New York Times Assistant Managing Editor Monica Drake. More info here.

WASHINGTON, DC: Sunday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m.; Solid State Books (600 H Street NE), in conversation with Jamal Simmons of The Hill. More info here.

BOSTON: Monday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.; Trident Booksellers and Café (338 Newbury Street), in conversation with Boston Globe travel columnist Chris Muther. More info here

NEW YORK CITY: Weds., Jan. 16, The Harvard Club (private event).

NAPLES, FL: Thurs, Jan 17, Barnes & Noble (time TBA).

CORAL GABLES, FL: Sat., Jan 19, Books & Books (265 Aragon Ave.), in conversation with Susan Shapiro.

NEW YORK CITY: Sat., Jan. 26 – Sun., Jan. 27, New York Times Travel Show, Jacob Javits Center. More info here.

SAN FRANCISCO: Wed., Jan. 30, Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave., with Matador Network founder and CEO, Ross Borden. Details to come.