I will start off by saying two things that you should know about this book before you even consider reading it based on my review:
- This book is much shorter than I usually read: it is only 208 pages long and consists of a lot of the pages devoted to recommending resources.
- This is a much different genre than I normally review. I read self-help, business, travel books, and biographies a lot, but they haven't been things I normally review
- I mainly review Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Epics, etc.
Now, if you're interested in learning how to experience long-term travel, then this review is still for you.
With that out of the way, I think it's time to actually discuss the book...
That would be nice, right?
Like I said, I read a lot of different genres, including Self-Help and Travel. And, I actually had seen this book before but never picked it up until Tim Ferriss recommended it (I've read all his books, including his 4-Hour Work Week which was the reason for Superhero Jacked).
Ferriss also writes the forward of the book and I believe had a lot to do with the audiobook production.
The book itself consists of a lot of things I have found elsewhere. The same self-help, motivation and tips you can find on the internet and in many other books.
The part that made this book so good are a couple things that I want to mention.
1. The biggest part of this book, for me, is the curation that goes perfectly placed with the information Potts gives you. He holds nothing back. He gives you tons of resources that he has collected and utilized himself for you to then take and use yourself. I believe THIS is why Tim Ferriss said this was one of the only physical copy books he brought with him when he left to travel the world - utilizing it as his "travel bible".
2. I think the details Potts gives in this book could have easily been expanded on and turned into excessive babbling just to make the book longer. Potts does not do that. He cuts straight to the point and gives you what you need and want. Then, he takes those tips and REALLY gives you everything you need within his curation of resources that I named above - making these two things go hand-in-hand.
And, really, the only actual complaint I have, which only makes this book a 4.5 instead of a 5 (so a really small complaint) is that a lot of the motivation/self-help portion of this book is stuff we tend to hear in a lot of other resources, and I was hoping for a bit more. Once Potts gets to the traveling portion of each section, his advice is above everything else I've read.
I'm curious to see what you guys have to think!
Please share your thoughts and keep the Book Club Discussion going in the comment section below!
Love this book! If you're looking to learn about long-term travel I believe it's a must have. And I call it a must HAVE instead of a must READ because I think this is something you continuously go back to for resources and learning.
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