Title: Around the World in 80 Tales
Author: Dave Tomlinson
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: August 16, 2016
Pages: 259
Book Source: eBook

To travel the world is an amazing experience. I’ve spent years traveling alone along popular tourist trails and to remote travel destinations far beyond them. Each travel experience is an adventure and each adventure gives with a story to tell. Fascinating travel memoirs deserve to be shared so one day I decided that I’d write 80 of my best travel stories.

After leaving me speechless, my world travel then turned me into a storyteller!

I’ve found that adventure travel on a budget is a kaleidoscope of people, places, events, history, culture, food and fun. Through the pages of my travel book, I’ll bring it all to life for you. The collection of short stories is fascinating, inspiring, amusing and amazing. Collectively, they are an insight into the wonderful highs and gritty realities of traveling the world on a budget.

My Review:

All of the tales in this book were around 500 words, so it made for a very fast read. The set-up was very nice because you could just read one part of Dave Tomlinson’s journey, or 10, depending on how much time you had. I really enjoyed the history that was incorporated into the various stories. Without that, I don’t think I would have enjoyed this book as much.

If Tomlinson had left out the historical aspect, then to me, it would have felt more like when someone gets back from a trip and just shows picture after picture. You don’t have that much context, and there’s a good chance you don’t care too much, because either you don’t know the people or after the 50th picture everything starts looking the same.

And speaking of photos, if you do have a color E-reader then the pictures that Tomlinson incorporates throughout the book will be enjoyable because you get to see local people and animals in the exotic locations.

If you are looking for someplace for your next vacation, or you enjoy reading travel memoirs, then this might just be the book for you.

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