I'm looking for a book to cover someone's travels. I want something more like a journal of their experiences than a guidebook. I'd like to read about how people dealt with packing for 5 months worth of travel, dealt with language barriers, and things like tips to make life easier or even just getting around from place to place. I don't really want to know about what restaurants to go to or what hostel to stay in or even what places to visit. I guess mainly I just want to know what I'm trying to get myself into.