More than a book about traveling around the world, Planet Backpacker is a celebration of the backpacking lifestyle enjoyed by an estimated 100,000 travelers at any given moment. The global journey packs everything from a love story to encounters with wild women and dangerous men, history, myth, humor, and thoughts on the traveling life.
Think of it as A Walk in the Woods meets On the Road.
The nonfiction paperback was written one excerpt at a time in 100 internet cafes around the world as part of a blog written by author Robert Downes. The author pedaled a mountain bike across Europe, backpacking on through Egypt, India and Southeast Asia — around the world.
Planet Backpacker offers an optimistic view of the world as the author deals with anti-Americanism using a smile for an umbrella. If you love literature and travel, you’ll enjoy this rallying cry to visit some of the most exotic countries on earth.
Planet Backpacker is completely revised for 2009, with the addition of maps and a ‘how-to’ section for traveling on a budget.