Traveling with our Elders and “The Gran Tour” with Ben Aitken

by Jeremy Bassetti
Ben Aitken

When Ben Aitken learned that his father had taken a four-night vacation marketed to seniors that included three-course meals, plenty of beer, and daily excursions, all for about 100 pounds, he signed himself up. Six times.

Ben Aitken joins us today to talk about his book The Gran Tour, which documents his experiences traveling with elders. We also talk about the genre of travel writing, the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, and the importance of spending time with our elders.

Ben is also the author of the travel books Dear Bill Bryson (2015) and A Chip Shop in Poznan (2019).

Learn more about Ben and his work on his website.


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Last Updated on 12 November 2020 by Travel Writing World

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