If you like to get lost in stories of adventure, with colorful characters, this is the book for you. Buffet also intersperses his skilful storytelling with little nuggets of advice for world travelers… like this little gem: “I learned a long time ago to leave my Yankee bravado at home when I travel. The best way for an American to get around the world is not to act like you saved it or own it.” Good advice. He also gives great relationship advice. I’ve always believed that if you want to test the mettle of a relationship, do some traveling together.
Traveling in Pairs
My husband and I love to travel and we’re very well-suited. I think that bodes well for a relationship (and it’s served us well for over 20 years). Buffet shares the highs and lows of his marriage (which broke down once but they reconciled and are still going strong). He ponders that, “We have learned through experience that it’s okay to not like some things that your spouse likes to do, and it’s better to make it known rather than go along.” Again, a brilliant insight that more couples would be wise to heed.