There are few folks on this planet courageous sufficient to surrender the safety of their modern-day lives and dedicate themselves to touring all over the world on a bicycle. However that’s precisely what Arizona couple, Tim and Cindie Travis, have completed!
After touring for greater than three years throughout North America, South America and Southeast Asia, Tim and Cindie Travis have self-published three separate books about their bicycle touring adventures.
Their first e-book, The Street That Has No Finish, is in regards to the couple’s choice to depart residence and their first few months on the highway. This e-book is the Travis’ most attention-grabbing for my part.
Their second e-book, Down The Street In South America, is an efficient account of their travels on this specific area of the world, however lacks among the life-changing magic that their first e-book contained.
Lastly, Down The Street In Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, is the third, newest, and (probably) ultimate e-book within the sequence, and I discovered it to be brief, easy, and focused largely at arm-chair vacationers.
Down The Street In Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam is by far the shortest of the couple’s three books. Whereas the paperback copy of the textual content is definitely 228 pages lengthy (additionally accessible on the Kindle), many of those pages are padded with massive black and white images, over-sized textual content and extra info that many readers gained’t need or want (comparable to a listing of the gear used on their travels, images of the couple’s bikes and equipment, and so forth).
I’m not the quickest reader on this planet, however the brevity of this e-book allowed me to breeze by way of all of it in three brief sittings. After studying the e-book, I do know that Tim and Cindie spend a number of months on this nook of the world, however the size of the textual content made it appear as if they could have solely been there for a pair weeks.
Like the entire books within the “Down The Street” sequence, this third e-book in regards to the couple’s travels in Southeast Asia is equally straightforward to learn. In my overview of their first e-book, The Street That Has No Finish, I said that “the e-book is so easy and so all the way down to earth, nonetheless, I typically occasions thought it might have been written for a small youngster or probably an aged grandparent.” The identical will be stated for the second and third books as properly. The writing is so elementary that, whereas I do know some folks will respect the convenience with which the e-book will be devoured, I discovered the tone of the writing to be considerably offensive – as if I had been silly and knew nothing in regards to the world.
I’m certain, after all, that Tim and Cindie didn’t imply for the e-book to return throughout this manner, however as a substitute needed to make the textual content attraction to those that know little or no in regards to the world and have probably by no means traveled for themselves. I, nonetheless, learn for the problem, inspiration and to be taught one thing new… and this e-book was missing in these three departments.
Whereas Down The Street In Thailand, Cambodia And Vietnam is definitely brief and straightforward to learn, there have been just a few tales sprinkled all through the textual content that I did get pleasure from. The couple’s encounters with resort thieves, avenue folks, and loopy Asian site visitors was thrilling to examine. The remainder of it, nonetheless, felt a bit dry and devoid of taste.
Ultimately, the Travis’ third e-book about their cycle touring adventures is an efficient brief, however not tremendous memorable.
My Total Score: 6 Out Of 10
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