- Title: Random Acts of Travel: Featuring Trepidation, Hammocks and Spitting
- Author: Dean Johnston
- ISBN: null
- Page: 400
- Format: Kindle Edition
Travelling through our diverse and fascinating world can be invigorating, uplifting and life changing Of course, it can also be baffling, disgusting, aggravating and ridiculous In this hilarious tribute to world travel Johnston takes you on an absurd rollercoaster ride through 43 countries, 11 grueling treks, 10 overnight boat trips and 1 confusing encounter with a bodyTravelling through our diverse and fascinating world can be invigorating, uplifting and life changing Of course, it can also be baffling, disgusting, aggravating and ridiculous In this hilarious tribute to world travel Johnston takes you on an absurd rollercoaster ride through 43 countries, 11 grueling treks, 10 overnight boat trips and 1 confusing encounter with a body pillow shaped like a giant lake trout His shocking advice, humorous travel stories and strange obsession with the sex lives of celebrities will have you laughing out loud, inspire you to travel and slowly but surely convince you to stock up on hand sanitizer It opens with book recommendations that I read out loud to my husband because I was laughing so hard If you want to travel, have traveled, enjoy reading about travel then this book is for you bottom line it s a fantastic read Helene in Between
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Like the man says in his title, this book is random. It has no obvious pattern of organization and no unifying style outside relentless wise-cracking as Johnston shares a compilation of observations gathered from his wanderings around the planet for twelve years. Instead, the book resembles a series of essays that might appear in, say, Mad Magazine or Playboy. It is long on pages and short on substantial/ sophisticated coverage of travel basics (like cities). But, first and foremost, the book is [...]
When I saw the cover of Random Acts of Travel, I was immediately intrigued. I wondered what the author might have against Egypt? Had he pissed on the pyramids or did he just want to? One thing was certain: he didn't care if he offended an entire country.As it turned out, the author offends countries on every continent (except Antartica - unless I missed that one), including America (to that I say at least our claim to fame isn't Red Green) and, perhaps more gently, his home turf, Canada. He does [...]
Author Dean Johnston takes us on a trip around the world, providing snippets of information that’ll serve as heads-up for the unwary traveler to dreamy destinations, and those we never intend to visit. I particularly liked the four blocker chapter, ‘Our Thirteen Favorite Countries’, because it serves as a quick reference to some of the countries visited by the author, and provides a quick overview of why those destinations are great places to visit.I often view vacation and travel as a fam [...]
Random Acts of Travel Featuring Trepidation, Hammocks, and Spitting by Dean Johnston is quirky, humorous, and a great read for anyone who loves to (or dreams of) traveling. This isn't no ordinary adventure. Johnston intrigues the reader from the beginning with his ambiguous dedication to Nancy Reagan. From Bolivia to Nepal, Johnston shares his unique insights and interesting facts. For example, in Turkey you will encounter unibrows, olive and cucumber kebabs, and "bathing with old fellas".The bo [...]
Random Acts of Travel combines 2 of my favorite things – travel and pop culture references! The book starts off with a warning about offensive language and that reader discretion is advised. I wouldn’t recommend this book for a young kid but I would for anyone else who can handle the language. The author also suggests that you have Google handy if you don’t watch 30 hours of TV a week - of course I had no problem keeping up with all of them. (I watch way too much TV.)I love Dean’s writin [...]
Dean and his compatriot Laynni have traveled extensively, to oft-visited and chronicled places such as Angkor Wat and Varanasi, to less reviewed territory such as Roatan, Honduras and Malawi. He writes with poignancy and vigor, and there is life in every sentence. The book is also incredibly funny, and I picture him perpetually cracking up throughout his travels, finding jest in everything. There are no cheesy attempts at cultural insight or romanticizations of the life of a traveler, but down t [...]
A friend of mine told me that if I like Bill Bryson I should check this book out. It's not really the same style as Bryson but he brings the same kind of self-deprecating humour to his travel stories and I found it really funny in parts. A fun, entertaining read.
This book was hilarious. It jumps around a lot but still has a lot of good advice to go with very weird stories and funny anecdotes. I laughed out loud several times.
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