I am starting a new segment to this blog, Travel Book Tuesdays, It is no secret that I read a lot so I can save money for trips, so it should not be a surprise I read a lot of travel books too.
First, let me start of by saying the reason this book caught my eye is because my husband and I are planning a Round the World trip, and the idea of free travel caught my eye.
The reason this book lost a star is because it is not really a how to, but more a story of how he did it.
Once you realize that this is not in fact a how-to but a travel memoir, the book becomes highly entertaining.
Wigge is a journalist from Germany, that decides he wants to go to “The end of the world” and wants to do it for free, so he sets off on an adventure taking him from Germany to Antarctica without a penny to his name.
He has many zany stories along the way that had me cracking up from the very beginning and in fact this book kept me up all night and is the reason I am so tired at work today.
I love travel memoirs, so this book was a fast great read for me.
I just think the title should be a little different, I mean sure you could do the same things he did to travel for free, but personally his style is not my style, but that still makes this book a great fun read.
I give this book 4 stars.