Arrivals & Departures Travel plays teacher for The School of Life

Uluru Kata Tjuta national park, Northern Territory, Australia
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Get away from day-to-day distractions and explore "the essentials of life" on a tour of Australia's Red Centre for the philosophically inclined.  

Explore how travel can help you become a better version of yourself with new tours from the Australian arm of The School of Life. 

The organisation, which was founded by British philosopher Alain de Botton to apply philosophy, psychology and culture to everyday life, has launched The Art of Travel, a new series of tours run in partnership with Intrepid Travel.

The first tour, The Red Centre – On Humility and Perspective, will visit Alice Springs, the East MacDonnell Ranges, Kings Canyon and Uluru and explore themes including sociability, relating to others, culture and beauty, career perspective, personal confidence, meaning and joy.

The Art of Travel tours will explore the notion of travelling for pleasure and how travel can play a role in personal development.

"The world in which we live, work and play has much to teach us about ourselves and one another," The School of Life faculty member and Red Centre tour leader Christian Stenta said.

"The Art of Travel provides a unique opportunity to tune out from the day-to-day distractions we face at home and in the office, and creates a space for us to explore the essentials of life in nature's classroom."

The Red Centre tour, from September 10-15, costs $3800 per person.

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