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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Highpoint Executive Publishing (January 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983943222
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983943228
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #822,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Mark Murphy is a modern-day Renaissance man with a thriving drive for all things travel. From being a go-to media maverick and trusted travel expert to a best-selling author and skilled speaker, Murphy is recognized by his peers as an innovator at the forefront of online publishing, social media, advertising, and brand marketing.

As a 20+-year travel industry veteran, Mark has a vast, up-to-the-minute understanding of the trade as a whole and its rapidly changing media landscape. He is the founder and CEO of TravAlliancemedia, a cutting-edge travel trade media group that provides both agents and their customers unparalleled customer-driven solutions. TravAlliancemedia is also the publisher of two top industry publications, Agent@Home and Vacation Agent magazines as well as TravelPulse.com, the most visited travel trade website in the world.

When he's not in front of the camera reporting on breaking travel news or delivering a talk to other like-minded entrepreneurs, Mark feeds his own wanderlust appetite - sometimes literally! Balut, anyone? He has hiked, sailed, climbed, kayaked, Segued and rickshawed his way through more than 70 countries around the world, and brings his extraordinary first-hand experiences to the travel veteran and amateur alike.

Mark provides professional commentary for both consumer and business travelers and is a frequent expert guest on major networks and news stations such as The Today Show, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, and ABC, CBS, and The Travel Channel.

To learn more about Mark, please visit www.MarkMurphyTravels.com

Customer Reviews

Very Entertaining, Inspirational & Funny!
Kelly
If you like to travel or enjoy reading Aout travel, you will enjoy this book.
Barbara Brown
This book (& videos) isn't worth your time!
Janalla

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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 23, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
First off, I love travel adventure books. This book, however, has to be one of the worst I've read. The stories, quite frankly, aren't very interesting. Most of them qualify as "mildly amusing" at best. My reaction to the end of most chapters was along the lines of "Really, that's it? That's all that happened? Why bother writing that up as a story?". Also, as other reviewers have noted the book has absolutely no organization. It's as if somebody just randomly threw the chapters together.

Now, onto the issue of scam reviews. Out of curiosity, I clicked on each of the first five 5 star reviews. Surprise, surprise! All of the reviewers had reviewed exactly one product...this one! That's the problem with Amazon....just too easy to get your friends and associates to write fake 5 star reviews of your book.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Janalla on June 24, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I can't believe the 5 star reviews! This book (& videos) isn't worth your time! Why read about a guy passed out in author's Las Vegas hotel hallway for 2-3 pages? He says river cruises are for 60+ travelers but the video is just a hard sell for river boat companies that he says are ideal for families. The world is MUCH more interesting than this! And there are a lot of books that are truly unscripted.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Barry For Good Government on June 21, 2012
Format: Hardcover
The author writes as an adolescent using crude terminology and provides almost no information about travel locations to which the reader is forced to accompany him.

I can't imagine an audience for this sophmoric self-promotion. It is less than chewing gum for the mind, rather mindless gags that are not funny and not informative.

The author runs a commercial video travel firm ginning up videos for travel agents to use as sales tools. In the course of the several hours of time I was forced to waste much of the content concerned girls with hot pants, guys drinking themselves stupid at bars and tips for travelers that would already be known by anyone who has taken a trip or two.

Stay away from this terrible book! Travel Unscripted
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By L & A on June 25, 2012
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This book has a few funny anecdotes, and I kept hoping it would get more interesting, but it did not. The author didn't fully develop his stories. I was especially hoping for some insightful stores about travel, but the author mostly wrote about himself.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful By CEG on July 4, 2012
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An interesting idea -- an ebook with embedded videos (though if your e-reader doesn't support this feature, you will have to visit the companion web site). If only the content was equally interesting. Despite the constant emphasis on the "unscripted" nature of this travel reporting, it felt anything but. In fact, the frequent mentions of a specific cruise line made it seem downright commercial. The book is merely a supplement to the videos, providing more of a behind-the-scenes look at the difficulties Murphy and crew encountered in obtaining their footage. Not too much about the actual places visited or what Murphy thought about what he saw. The videos are nice, with occasional stunning views, but Murphy is awkward and amateur on-camera and overall, I was bored more than I was entertained.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Little Sailor on June 29, 2012
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I rate this at ZERO stars. This book must have been self-published. It would not pass any editorial review. It is an ego trip and a business promotion for the author's company. If you want a good travel book, Google "great travel writers" or try Bruce Chatwin, Paul Theroux, Pico Iyer. Mark Murphy is as shallow as they come. He should be ashamed. Maybe Amazon should be ashamed to sell it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lindy Lou on July 23, 2012
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I thought that I would enjoy this book more than actually did. Yes, the author led me to some spots I have been and to some that I never imagine seeing. On average I would say that the time spent reading it on a trans-Atlantic flight was not time totally wasted. The overuse of "WTF" was boring~and I am no prude. Would I highly recommend this book? Probably not.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gwen Welker on April 24, 2013
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This never-before picture of a way of travel was exciting to read. Loved it. I recommend it to those who like to live outside the box.
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