THIS SERIES Over the last few decades, I’ve interviewed nearly 2,000 world travelers and adventurers. I am weaving the best of their nearly 10,000 fantastic travel tales into a psychology of travel as revealed by these very telling stories. These are travelers I’ve encountered on planes, trains, buses, ships, tours, safaris, and in campgrounds, bars, cafes, restaurants, and pubs. These courageous travelers have freely shared their most personal travel experiences, some good and wonderful and others even horrific and life-threatening, which I, in turn, get to share with you now through my True Travel Tales series.
THIS BOOK includes the 25 best of my own personal travel tales in my rich and varied travel life that has taken me to more than 125 countries. If one is more interested in a relatively briefer book of my best personal travel stories, this is the one for you. But for the full collection of the full 150 best of my own personal travel tales — (that actually includes the entirety of this book as Part 1 of three) — you may want to read instead n Michael’s Own Best 150. My personal travel tales include a selection of my best, worst, funniest, most embarrassing, and truly most horrific travel experiences, that by virtue of their emotional impact upon me have now become my most memorable and interesting travel stories today. From my unique perspective of being the world’s first ‘travel psychologist,’ I think you’ll find my own personal travel experiences riveting, informative, funny, and entertaining. Please enjoy! While some people say that some of my stories are riotous, others say that I should be kept locked up at home and not allowed to travel anywhere.