This particular book in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series is one of the better ones in my opinion. But maybe that's the wanderlust in me speaking. All I know is, I enjoyed a good portion of the stories in this book for the Traveler's Soul.
The Chicken Soup for the Soul
series is known for short, inspiring stories. This one is no different,
although it mostly goes over travel. But not travel in the usual sense
of the word. We have a trip to the moon included in this book in
addition to trips out of country. I especially liked the stories about
the Peace Corps, and there were a couple in this book. I was glad to
see they included that as part of their travel stories. But there were a
few stories I didn't enjoy. It seemed a big portion of these were
about small trips made by dying people or as part of a wish program for
dying children. Yes, it is technically travel, but do they have to
include stories that will make you cry in every one of these books?
Just a light-hearted one in full once in awhile would be nice.
this involves travel, it talks about meeting people all over the world
and what can be shared even if you don't speak the same language. There
were stories where the people spent hours together even though they
didn't understand each other. They didn't have to, because the feelings
were there. And that's a beautiful thing. It seems that every
traveling soul shares a common theme of wanting to meet different
people. Because that's part of the whole traveling experience. And
these stories showed that.
The short story format is a good one.
You can read a story a night or sit down with the book for one read
straight through. The enjoyment doesn't lessen either way. I do feel
that this is one of their shorter collections though, which surprised
me, because with the whole world as a topic, you wouldn't think there'd
be a lack of stories. And surprisingly, this one had quite a few
stories based on religion. Now I realize this is a Christian
publication, but with the world having some many religions, I was
surprised that these were so dominant in the book.
As said before
though, I think this is one of the better Chicken Soup books. It
inspires a love of travel and a want to see new things.
Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul