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  "From flying monkey gods and amorous donkeys to tales of a bus caravan speeding through a terrorist-infested desert, Downes puts you right there with him."-- Ben Gohs, Charlevoix Courier
  "From flying monkey gods and amorous donkeys to tales of a bus caravan speeding through a terrorist-infested desert, Downes puts you right there with him."-- Ben Gohs, Charlevoix Courier

Romance on the road: 'Travels With My Wife'

Travels With My Wife
Biking atop the great wall surrounding Xian in central China. Photo by Robert Downes, www.planetbackpacker.net.
Backpacking for 7 months around the world
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     If you're looking for a book that your sweetheart will love, along with some epic travel ideas, this is your ticket to ride!


  "Someday we’ll see the world together” is the dream of a lifetime for many couples and a recurring theme in countless books and films. In the typical film script, a cat burglar husband and wife make their last big score and take it on the lam to see the world together. The final scene has them lounging on a beach in Thailand or Brazil without a care. 

   If only it were that simple, because of course, most people tend to talk about their dreams, rather than acting on them.

   A pity, because traveling around the world is an epic adventure that’s possible for the average person to achieve. 

  This is especially true if you go the backpacking route, which cuts travel expenses by as much as 75 percent. This isn’t the backcountry camping experience we think of in America.  It simply means packing a few necessities into a backpack and bumming around foreign lands on local buses or trains while staying in hostels and cheap guesthouses. Although backpacking as a way of travel has been around since the last Ice Age, it’s more relevant than ever in the age of couch surfing and online tools such as Airbnb.com.

  Take a trip 7 months around the world with "Travels With My Wife," as we camp for two-and-a-half months across Australia and Tasmania before backpacking on through Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Turkey, Croatia, Italy and more.  With all the insider advice you need to plan your own continent-spanning adventure!  $14.95 -- click on the photo to order via amazon.com.



Travels With My Wife
A hike through the tea plantations in the mountains of Sri Lanka. Photo by Robert Downes, www.planetbackpacker.net
Click on the logo to order 'Planet Backpacker: The Good Life Bumming Around the World" from Amazon Kindle -- $4.99 for the illustrated ebook.

Travels With My Wife

$14.95

Get your copy signed by the authors Robert Downes & Jeannette Wildman via PayPal,

Signed copies of the expanded second edition, featuring more than 40 routes and 1,400 miles of cycling.

$14.95

Click on the logo to order 'Planet Backpacker: The Good Life Bumming Around the World' as an Apple iBook from iTunes.  With more than 75 illustrations, $4.99.
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