Food for thought?

I’m in the middle of reading ‘My Trade‘ by Andrew Marr (Macmillan 2004/Pan Books 2005).

It’s about the media world and how it’s developed over the years, but the section on foreign correspondents has an interesting sentence that’s set me thinking.

‘Jet travel has rather limited the scope for genuinely adventurous travel writing; the bookshelves are crammed with guides giving worldly wise advice for holidaying consumers rather than offering discovery and fresh exploration.’

Are we travellers? Explorers? Or holidaying consumers?

The link to the Kindle book is…

http://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Trade-History-British-Journalism-ebook/dp/B003DWC6NG/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1427451079&sr=8-1&keywords=my+trade+andrew+marr

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About Keith Rickaby

Fiftysomething writer and occasional photographer who has worked in the tailoring trade and the outdoor/travel clothing, equipment and footwear game. Past lives include working as an outdoor instructor, managing three bands and doing PR work through an agency or my own contacts. Was a student in the mid-90s and whilst I'm originally from the North East, I'm now firmly based in't Yorkshire...
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