My first narrative travel book, CROCODILE LOVE, is a collection of tales from my honeymoon in Pakistan, India, Ghana, and The Gambia. In 2005, my wife, Sutay, and I got married, quit everything, and flew to Pakistan to begin an open-ended trip together. We didn't need wedding gifts, we needed shared experiences, preferably toilsome, scary, and rewarding ones in strange, faraway places.
Final production was successfully funded in this Kickstarter campaign and I hope to be shipping books soon. Stay tuned...
I spoke about travel at TEDxBoulder on September 21, 2013. The theme of the evening was "Fear and Loathing."
Travel, for many of us, has become a safe, sanitized, and predictable practice, when it should be more about spinning the globe, jumping off cliffs, and eating the worm. Travel writer Joshua Berman will speak about ways to make travel a more purposeful, transformative experience—like it was meant to be!
"I don't even sneeze in Central America without asking Josh Berman how to hold my hanky. Simply put, he knows it all." —Andrew Zimmern, chef, author, and host of Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern"