When I was 23 I bought my first motorcycle. I rode it for 8 years. About 20 years later I bought another motorcycle and 2 years after that I got my first motorcycle license. I had ridden for 10 years and then took a class so I could get my license. I learned a lot in the class and I was happy I took it. It is the same with this book. I have travel enough, but I was glad I read it. I did learn some things.
Follow your interests. I already knew this but it is important. I like ancient ruins. I travel to see ruins. I see other things along the way too. I want to see the Coliseum in Rome. I hear the Vatican is pretty cool too and it’s right there. I will definitely see that too.
Weather, time, tourist season, types of travel, working, documents, insurance, packing, camping, transportation, toilets and on and on. It is worth the read. Be prepared.
You can’t plan for everything and you shouldn’t. Some of the fun is winging it.
I lacks detail about destinations, but that is expected in a 300 page book about traveling around the world. It has some good starting points. Pick two you want to see and then see what’s in between. Google a bus route. Search for a train and find your way to your next stop, but take your time and see thing between here and there.
Slow down. Take longer than you think you should. I can’t find the quote right now but it was written in this book, “take an extra two days at any location to really see it”.
This is excellent advice.