3 Travel Books You Don’t Want to Miss in 2014



by Kimberly Fisher


How to Barter for Paradise by Michael Wigge

He enticed us with his first book “How to Travel the World for Free“, as adventurer Michael Wigge explored the planet for 150 days with zero funds, and he is back with his second entertaining read.

This time around Michael starts with an apple in Berlin and trades up to a Hawaiian home. Michael is still the quintessential adventure seeker- talking to strangers, performing services in exchange for goods and crossing 6 continents and 14 countries while trading everything from cigarettes to art to a foosball table. Michael meets an array of good-humored people along the way who took his deals, including a millionaire, a pop singer and several artists.

Finally, Wigge arrives in Hawaii with loot consisting of two bicycles, a surfboard, Portuguese porcelain, three solid-gold coins, a Porsche clock, a record by musician Coati Mundi with accompanying contract for 25 percent of the proceeds from his next single, a voucher for a two-night stay in a mansion in L.A., and a piece of original artwork.

For tales of humorous adventure, check out How to Barter for Paradise: My Journey through 14 Countries, Trading Up from an Apple to a House in Hawaii.



 Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World by Tsh Oxenreider

I was touched by reading the inside cover of Tsh Oxenreider’s book. It is clear she is a great writer, and one of the many things she knows how to do well and intentionally… is travel.

Whether it’s by car, plane, train or blue cruiser bike, Tsh has spent the last 5 years teaching modern men and women how to live slowly in this fast-paced world. As a former expat living in Turkey, she developed a passion for international travel – a passion she’s passed on to her 3 young children.

As a full-time blogger and founder of, Tsh covers everything from dinnertime dilemmas to cross-country adventures. Her new book is part memoir, part travelogue, part practical guide and a road map to simplifying 5 major aspects of life: Food, Work, Education, Travel & Entertainment.

Enjoy the easy reading and armchair escape with Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World.


I Talk to Strangers by Carol Chandler

When she is not home in London indulging in one of her many passions ( dancing, painting, walking, writing, meditating and laughing) she can be found traveling the world and talking to strangers. She shares what she calls her “wonderful, wacky, and weird interactions with random people” whether it’s in the airport or visiting new sights.

Travelers meet strangers regularly, and according to Carole, when people take the time to interact with strangers, rather than leave them to themselves, their lives are changed. She documents her experiences in her book I Talk to Strangers. To purchase: I Talk to Strangers: to be sure, to be sure, to be sure.



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