Disclosure: I purchased a signed copy of A Casual Traveler from the author. I do not know the author personally and have never had any communication with him about this book, except for a brief discussion when I purchased my signed copy. The comments that follow are my own personal opinion. I received NO compensation of any kind, or from any one, to provide this review.
I approached this book expecting to read the usual travel log type of narrative, but was pleasantly surprised to find a very personal and in depth series of anecdotes. The extensive travels of the author provide a wonderful, although often brief look at various cultures. I did not read this book in the conventional way. I found myself looking up different areas that grabbed my interest and reading the stories in no particular order.
I enjoyed the read. It was very friendly and obviously inspired by the travels. The author shows good writing skills for his first book and gives the reader some wonderful stories. I highly recommend this book. It’s an easy read and very enjoyable.