Both inspired and desperate, the two quit their jobs, sold their houses, gave away their belongings, and traveled the world for two years, romping through Europe in a newly purchased Saab, then hitting the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. Along the way, Wisner got to know his brother in a way he never had ("Kurt had become ... my new best friend") and fought to move past his failed relationship.
Wisner's story is straightforward, heartfelt, and highly readable--though without any true, biting insights--and should connect with readers who've gone through a breakup, career change, or midlife crisis, or fantasized about quitting the rat race. His best travel tip? Throw away the guidebooks, and talk to the locals instead. --Andy Boynton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I don't remember buying this book yet found it on one of my overstuffed bookshelves. I just finished it and LOVED it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Pascale Poitras
A totally vapid personality without a shred of introspection takes us on a journey with his equally bland brother as they travel to some fascinating places without one interesting... Read morePublished 7 months ago by suzanne p. gutterson
Franz Wisner is an engaging author. I especially enjoyed the parts of this novel where he talks about his relationships with his former fiance, brother and step-grandmother. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Julie MacCarthy
Well written, interesting and inspirational for those who feel trapped by the mediocrity of everyday, normal life. Think I'm gonna start looking at the map!Published 8 months ago by Gayl
I still didn't finish the book, the first reason I bought it is because I wanted to improve my English reading skill, it have some hard vocabulary for me, but that's what I need. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Rawan