World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

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A guide to some of the world’s most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania’s utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman’s Empty Quarter—and many places beyond.

In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite places—in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable.

Supplementing Bourdain’s words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Chris; a guide to Chicago’s best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini, and more. Additionally, each chapter includes illustrations by Wesley Allsbrook.

For veteran travelers, armchair enthusiasts, and those in between, World Travel offers a chance to experience the world like Anthony Bourdain.


Title:World Travel: An Irreverent Guide
ISBN:9780062802798
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    World Travel: An Irreverent Guide Reviews

  • Andrew Smith

    I’ve long been a fan of Anthony Bourdain: ten years ago or more I read, and loved, Kitchen Confidential and A Cook’s Tour and ever since I’ve voraciously chased down episodes of his television...

  • Sofia

    This is not written by Anthony Bourdain but by his assistant Laurie Woolever. It mainly consists of Anthony's quotes about particular places and information about restaurants, hotels he visited in tha...

  • Woman Reading

    3 ☆World Travel was exactly as the GR summary had described. In accordance with the title, 43 nations had been selected from all corners of the globe, with the exception of Antarctica whose resident...

  • Angela

    As a fan of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly and a lover of travel, I was excited and a bit confused to see a new Anthony Bourdain book set to come out three years after his...

  • Dave

    Anthony Bourdain's show "No Reservations" and his other shows featured his irreverent humor and his biting observations. Though Bourdain has taken another path in his journey, many of us can still hea...

  • Messy Nessie

    I don't think Anthony Bourdains name should have been attached to this project at all. It felt like the writer wanted to release the book rather than create a piece of work that would make Bourdain pr...

  • Alex

    Look, I know everyone misses the great Anthony Bourdain, his death was a shock to us all, and he’s influenced an untold number of people in how and why they travel…all good things……and I reall...

  • Helen Regan

    This is a collection of quotes from Bourdain's shows supplemented with airport information, what hotels he stayed in and a smattering of original writings from some of the people he worked with on his...

  • Nursebookie

    World Travel By Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain was an icon who saw different cultures and parts of the world through the food that binds us together as humanity. His voice and style with the auspici...

  • Alisa

    Just skimmed this. Quite a disappointment in that just a few sentences per page are truly the words of Anthony Bourdain. It is such a shallow take on many countries of the world. It’s a terrible tra...