And I Really Do Want to Believe Them!
“Thanks to Michael Brein . . . to be the pioneer of this field”
—Shawn K. 07.18.2013
People who have bought my travel guides:
- “I love these guides so much I keep giving them away!”
- “Your genius maps were so helpful for me before in Amsterdam and Berlin.”
- “Michael Brein’s London guide is simply brilliant! There’s nothing like it in the market place!”
- “I just returned from London, using your London map all the way. It is the most superb transit map in existence. Everyone was borrowing it from me–especially the Concierge at the hotel where I was staying!”
- “I swear by your guides and recommend them to everyone I know making a trip to Europe.”
“We own (and love) your Paris by Metro guide. The large print metro map is great for my “mature eyes!”
- “Your Metro Map was the envy of my entire tour group. It made underground travel easy, and I certainly wouldn’t leave home without one on any future trip.”
- “Your maps are the greatest. I recommend them all the time.”
“My original Paris map is about in shreds. Several minutes’ study in the morning will get me to just about anywhere in Paris in 15 minutes or less.”
- “BTW your maps are the GREATEST! I have an ancient one that is literally falling apart. I used it in Paris recently but wanted to get a replacement . . . think I could find one? All the news stands that I approached were most impressed by it and wanted to know where I’d found it. I had tried here in California before I left, to no avail. Do you have reps or sales people? They’re not covering the market! The world needs to know about them!!”
Someone who bought one of my travel tales ebooks:
- “I just finished listening to the Audible version of the top 100. I listened cover to cover and I really enjoyed the stories. You have inspired me to, one day, join the TCC. I am up to 20 countries and counting. I’m 30 years old, so I think I have a good shot!” —Timothy T. 08.08.2014″
A student aspiring to become a psychologist:
A college student contemplating his career.
“I stumbled across your page while attempting to research the possibility of doing something within the psychological field that pertained to travel. I think we all love those 3 am fleeting ideas, however this is something I am seriously considering. I will be ending my undergraduate career at Ohio State within the next few months (hopefully) and must unfortunately (thank you, student loans) choose a career path. I would love to study psychology, but I do not want to end up in an office day-in and day-out . . . I strive for and seek adventure in my life, and will do so within my career.
A college student thinking about her career in psychology:
An interested reader:
“Just stumbled across your site and am amazed at how my thoughts on travel are being mirrored in a logical sense. I was wanting to find out where, if you already have, covered the psychology of compulsive travel, i.e., Just wanting to hop onto a plane. Much appreciated.” —Fazil C. 12.20.2010
A college student research her doctoral dissertation:
“I am a 3rd year undergraduate psychology student at York St John university, UK. I came across your website while researching for my dissertation; my dissertation is on travel and communication self-efficacy. As a pioneer of the psychology of travel I was hoping you could advise me on where to find resources relating to psychology and sojourning?
I have read articles on your website and they are all very inspiring and interesting. I am an avid traveller, once I finish my degree I hope to travel the world and would like to think that whatever job I end up in has plenty of travel! Researching the benefits of travel (I am taking a look into the positive aspects of travel) has shown me that there are many benefits of travel which reiterates my beliefs of travel.
I hope this email finds you well and I am looking forward to reading your forthcoming book!” —Kathy A. 03.07.2015
An invitation to write for Elliott.org, a major travel blog:
“Hi Michael, we’d love to have you write for us. Your insights are terrific. With your permission, I’d like to connect you with my editors and we can get you started.” —Christopher Elliott 07.04.15
Response of a travel blogger to my interview with him:
Hi Dr. Brein,
“Wow! I can’t thank you enough for such wonderful and well thought out answers to my questions! I knew you would be the one to ask about this. I am so happy you were able to relate travel to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The day I learned about the pyramid was the most memorable of all of my psych classes. I remember hoping that someday I could reach the feeling of self-actualization, and only travel has shown me the briefest snippets! Some of those stories are on my website already, with many more to come. You are free to use any and all of them. I will continue writing other articles as well but any time I write a story I will update you so you can read it/decide to use it in your eBook. I’m excited to read that by the way! Please let me know when that comes out and I will send you my final article when it is completed.
I am also truly honored to have helped inspire the interview section of your website! I can’t thank you enough for your time and support. Let’s stay in touch ” —Tommy Dale 09.10.15