41U6GBlhYtSBook synopsis: Previously published as Takoradi to the Stars (via Huddersfield) by Jules Brown
It’s the job of his dreams. Get paid to travel and write about it.
Only no one told Jules that it would mean eating oily seabirds, repeatedly falling off a husky sled, getting stranded on a Mediterranean island, and crash-landing in Iran.
The exotic destinations come thick and fast – Hong Kong, Hawaii, Huddersfield – as Jules navigates what it means to be a travel writer in a world with endless surprises up its sleeve.
Add in a cast of larger-than-life characters – Elvis, Captain Cook, his own travel-mad Dad – and an eye for the ridiculous, and this journey with Jules is one you won’t want to miss.

My Review

I read my first Jules Brown book Not Cool: Europe by Train in a Heatwave at the end of last year, and loved it so much I bought this book just recently.

I love his writing, because as well as learning about different places around the world, he includes lots of very funny anecdotes about his trips. Oh and sometimes there’s links to his YouTube videos as well if you’re reading the Kindle book.

Some of my favourite chapters were Riding the Bernina Express an amazing train journey in Europe, The Dead Zone all about Halloween in Whitby, North Yorkshire, Alone in Alicudi an island off Sicily, Husky Sledding, Death by Cactus, Piri Piri in Portugal, and so many more.

I started reading this just to myself, but I ended up reading it out loud to my husband so we could both enjoy together. Definitely a book to be shared with others.

Highly recommended if you enjoy travel writing.

Book 7/20