Travel Book Review “The Red Rucksack”
One of the hardest aspects of traveling the world is trying to convey your experiences to your friends and family when you return home. “Wait, so where were you, somewhere in Africa? or Nepal or something? Tell me alllll about it!” Questions like this are a dime a dozen to the frequent traveler and we all answer it the same way 99% of the time. “It was amazing”. While many friends genuinely want to hear all about your travel experiences, it is almost impossible to convey all the amazing life memories we have made on the road – unless you are Ben West in his new book The Red Rucksack. Deeply entertaining and packed full of those “you had to be there” moments that make the stress of travel worth it, he transports us all with him around the world from the Himalayas to the deserts of Mongolia to extreme sports in South America.
Not all travel books have the chance to transport us the way The Red Rucksack does. Travel is all about escaping the norm and exploring the world out there and books are about doing the same. It is so refreshing to find a book that allows us to see the world from the couch, if even only for a minute!
“There are a lot of travel books out there, but only a few have a really special voice…”
So if you are looking for a great read about the adventure of travel, an escape into the adventure of world travel or be inspired to dream up your next holiday, this is the book for you. Sometimes we can’t all be on the road and follow our travel dreams as often as we want, but at least someone has done a brilliant job of making us feel like we were by his side the whole time.
The Red Rucksack is available on AMAZON for $14 (paperback, PDF and e-Reader)
You can also read full review and order the book on Ben’s WEBSITE.
What are others saying about The Red Rucksack?
“The writing in this compares with some of the really very well known, high profile travel writers. It stands up there with the likes of Bill Bryson and Paul Theroux … Extraordinarily funny in places and you feel like you are in the seat and he is sitting across from you in the lounge room, and that is a real skill to be able to write like that.” – Tim Gott (ABC Statewide Radio, Tasmania)
“If you’re a fan of comical storytelling, deep descriptions and an author who tells it like he sees it…you’ll absolutely love “The Red Rucksack.” – Let’s Roll, a travel blog by Flight Network
“When a book makes me giggle (or downright laugh out load) in public…now that’s a fine book. The Red Rucksack is, by far, one of the best books I’ve ever read and possible the favorite one I’ve read this year.” – LooknWalk
“I can say many things about this book. Well written, superbly funny, touching…I was sold from the first chapter” – My Travel Affairs
Jeff Johns is the co-founder and editor of Latitude 34 Travel Blog. Through 65 countries on 6 continents he has accumulated a seemingly endless stream of odd information, interesting stories and helpful tips and tricks to better travel. Jeff’s goal is to visit all 204 countries on Earth before he is too senile to remember them all.
A graduate of the Visual Journalism program at the Brooks Institute, his true passions lay in honest visual storytelling, documentary filmmaking, Thai food and a good laugh.
Together with his girlfriend Marina, they run Latitude 34 Travel Blog as a source of helpful information for those who love to travel or those who simply dream of it. If you have a comment or suggestion, send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll respond super fast!