After years as a media executive, Nicos Hadjicostis abandoned the business world and set his sights on a larger and more fulfilling goal: to explore our planet as if it were one huge country, a single destination. Starting from New York and traveling west for six-and-a-half-years, the author visited six continents and seventy countries delving deep into their peoples, cultures and natural wonders.
Destination Earth – A New Philosophy of Travel by a World-Traveler is the result of this life-transforming journey. While many travelers today concern themselves with destinations solely for amusement, relaxation, and entertainment, the author proposes a more meaningful, rewarding, and fulfilling way of viewing Travel and its relation to Life. Enriched with travel incidents and some of the author’s best travel photos, Destination Earth sheds light on both Travel and Life. Ideas and experiences are interwoven into a newly created Philosophy of Travel that is practical and easy to read.
“An epic journey with a master philosopher.”
– Daniel Klein, New York Times best-selling author of ‘Travels with Epicurus’
“Destination Earth conveys the fascinating journey of an exceptional world-traveler. Nicos not only writes in an engaging style that allows readers to share his experiences, but his philosophical reflections provide unique insights into the process and value of education through travel.”
– Ron Leonard, PhD, Department of Philosophy, UNLV (retired)
“Hadjicostis explores what it means to be a citizen of the world, a concept first floated by fellow Greek philosopher Diogenes of Athens. He ends by proclaiming that ‘each and every one of us is, and always has been, a world citizen.’ It’s nice to be in good company.”
– David Stanley, South Pacific travel expert and author of the ‘Moon Handbook South Pacific’
© 2017 Nicos Hadjicostis