Doug Lansky is an American travel writer based in Sweden. He spent about 10 years traveling the world nonstop, visiting over 100 countries, and has since lived outside the US for an additional 13 years. Doug has contributed to Esquire, Men’s Journal, The Guardian, National Geographic Adventure, Reader’s Digest, COLORS Magazine, Public Radio, and many others. He has written books for Rough Guides and Lonely Planet (advice and photo books, not guides) and has had a nationally syndicated travel column in 40 newspapers around the United States. He has always been mindful of the effects of travel writing and the impact of tourism, and currently writes about this in a regular column for Skift.
The Duke knew what he was talking about ‒ sitting around is one of life’s real pleasures.
The subjects of these photos, snapped at leisure in various parts of the world, are proof that despite the best efforts of technology, time management, deadlines and the pace of life generally, the ancient and noble art of sitting around is alive and well.
Apart from identifying their locations, I have left it up to you to imagine the backgrounds: the excitement, the pathos, the drama, the ennui ‒ even the wonder ‒ of each scene.
So sit back and relax. After all, that’s what this book is all about!
Join David Ponder on his incredible journey to discover the Seven Decisions for Success that can turn any life around, no matter how hopeless a situation may seem. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller, The Traveler’s Gift is the continuation of David Ponder’s story in The Traveler’s Summit.