2021Book Club

Travel North America (And Avoid Being a Tourist) by Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati – Hudson Valley Style Book Club

Travel North America (And Avoid Being a Tourist) by Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati – Hudson Valley Style Book Club

As many Americans are beginning to consider travel again, Travel North America (And Avoid Being a Tourist), a new Hardie Grant title releasing May 11th, by the authors of Travel Anywhere, is the most timely travel guide!

While the book highlights the best experiences and stays throughout North America, it most importantly guides readers on how to be travelers, not tourists.

Authors and founders of travel website Fathom, Pavia Rosati and Jeralyn Gerba are the ultimate insiders and travel experts. In the book, they share their tips on urban adventures, spiritual escapes, and national park exploration, and also how to give back through travel, incorporate seasonality into your plans, and consider your travel companions (or go it alone). Tapping into the authors’ vast network of experts (chefs, novelists, designers, innkeepers and musicians), the book provides both inspiring advice and practical tips in the wake of Covid-19.

As Rosati and Gerba explain, “If one thing has been clear throughout the pandemic, it’s that the desire, the urge, the need to travel remains unwavering. Can anything good come of such an overwhelming situation? We have to hope it can. We’re working toward – and hoping for – a post-pandemic mindset less focused on travel consumption and more focused on stewardship. Where people will put more thought into choosing their destinations, spend more time in one place, and work harder to connect to the communities that welcome them. In the best-case scenario, we will all be less preoccupied with labels and checklists and Instagram likes and more interested in how we move through the world and care for it – and for each other.”