Extraordinary Travels of an Ordinary Couple

Non-Fiction - Travel
228 Pages
Reviewed on 05/11/2014
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Author Biography

As a child, Sandy was an avid reader and particularly enjoyed learning about new places and different cultures. That interest grew and developed, and as an adult, Sandy began to transfer her love of reading about the world into a love of traveling to experience new destinations and cultures first hand. As she travels, she writes stories chronicling the many adventures she and her husband Tom have experienced. As soon as one trip is over, they are immediately planning and researching their next destination, looking forward to experiencing yet another extraordinary adventure. Her stories are genuine and heartfelt, as she captures the touching, informative and humorous perspectives of traveling throughout the world. Extraordinary Travels of an Ordinary Couple is her first publication.

Sandy was raised in Colorado where she and Tom still live today. She holds a Masters Degree in Adult Education from Colorado Christian University and has always enjoyed authoring short stories, travel essay collections and articles and personal journals, in addition to her reading and research.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Extraordinary Travels of an Ordinary Couple by Sandra McMillen is the interesting journey of Tom and Sandy who travel through France and Italy. Their travel stories and adventures make for an entertaining read, especially for those who like to know more about other countries and places. Tom and Sandy's travel chronicles will take readers into their personal moments on each trip. The book also tells you how to travel on a budget and how traveling to remote and exotic locations need not be expensive. The book lets you explore the beauty of the French canals, the shores of Normandy and the joy of having lunch with an Italian princess.

The book shares the culture and traditions of Italy and France and is informative and interesting. Tom and Sandy's writing style makes the book a fun read. Readers will be fascinated by the sightseeing trips taken in France and Italy and the book is ideal for travel enthusiasts. The lunch with Princess Gaida and her castle tour is very exciting. The travel tips are very useful and helpful.

The book is definitely a must-read if anyone is planning a trip to France and Italy. Traveling is an education by itself as it widens your perspective and helps you see the beauty beyond your own country. This book shows us that there is never a dull moment while traveling and the beauty of the varied and diverse world is always enchanting.