“Travel is the departure from one’s little pond. It is the bold renouncement of the petty comforts that hold us prisoner. It is a movement away from the known towards the unknown and unimaginable. Travel is expansion, widening, opening-up…”
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 (now in its 2nd edition!) 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.
Destination Earth is the proud winner of three prestigious book awards:
Travel: Guides & Essays Category
Silver Award for the Travel Genre
PS: Recently, my friend Louis Castellani had the idea of creating a video with travel quotes from my book. The composer Costas Cacoyiannis created the perfect music to accompany the words and images. Enjoy!
“An epic journey with a master philosopher.”
– Daniel Klein, New York Times best-selling author of ‘Travels with Epicurus’
“Making the world his friend, considering it a single country, and then distilling from years of first hand experience a philosophy of travel, Nicos inspires and equips his readers not only to maximize the experience…but to maximize the value of the experience.”
– Rick Steves, Travel Writer and TV Presenter
“I know a potential best seller when I see one. This will be soon! As a world traveler, I found Nicos’s book to be spot on with his philosophies, introspection, and cultural experiences. It was a delightful book to read.”
– Tina Dreffin, Award-winning author and world-traveler
“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, Professor of Philosophy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
“Nicos’s letters were among the most incisive I received in 33 years of guidebook writing.”
– David Stanley, South Pacific travel expert and author of the ‘Moon Handbook South Pacific’