Around the World in 80 Tales

80 travel stories, 25 countries, 5 continents, one heck of a ride!

Non-Fiction - Travel
293 Pages
Reviewed on 03/08/2016
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Author Biography

Hi - my name is Dave Tomlinson. I'm originally from beautiful New Zealand and now live in Brisbane Australia. My passion is for travel, outdoor adventure and cultural understanding. I've now explored over 50 countries across 5 continents of the world. Apart from photography, I have used my love of travel to create a website and write two books. Travel Unravelled is a guide book for anyone wanting to travel the world on a budget and Around the World in 80 Tales is a collection of my unique experiences doing exactly that! There is plenty more information on the About Me and FAQ pages of my website.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Around the World in 80 Tales by Dave Tomlinson is an exciting travel book for readers who love traveling and exploring new destinations. Each journey is an adventure and each adventure has its own story to tell. The author takes readers to 25 countries across five different continents. All the tales will amaze and amuse readers so that they will want to visit those places themselves. The people, places, events, travel, and adventures are enjoyable as readers see the world through the eyes of Dave Tomlinson.

The adventures are challenging and every place and every country has something unique and different to offer the ubiquitous traveler. The author's passion for traveling, outdoor adventure, and cultural understanding is evident from this book, and his observations about each place will come in handy for travelers intending to visit any one of these mentioned. The pictures shared in the book make the stories more vivid and also help readers to connect with some of the places in a better way.

The stories are short and crisp, making it an engaging read. The stories also stimulate all of the readers' senses and they can actually sense, see, and smell the places. The essence and local flavor of each place has been captured well. The challenges of traveling to different places, such as handling the language barrier, are palpable through the author's words. A fascinating book that will enchant any reader who loves traveling.