Since graduating from
college with a journalism degree, Phil Cousineau’s wanderlust has driven him to
visit nearly one hundred countries as a backpacker, documentary filmmaker,
travel writer, photographer, and art and literary tour leader. For him, travel provides
what his mentor Joseph Campbell called “the key to the realm of the muses.” Author
of the bestselling travel book The Art of
Pilgrimage, Cousineau continues to crisscross the world as a travel writer, a filmmaker, and the host of Global Spirit.
The Book of Roads: A Life Made from Travel is the culmination of a
lifetime of travel experiences, from the steel factories of Detroit to
headhunting villages in the Philippines, the war-torn villages in the Balkans
to the river roads of Canada once traversed by his voyageur ancestors. His
rhapsodic travel stories place him in the league of fellow travelers who are
also masterful writers, such as Pico Iyer, Jack Kerouac, Jan Morris, and Beryl
Markham. Download and start listening now!