Crocodile Love: Travel Tales from an Extended Honeymoon

Press & Praise for CROCODILE LOVE

Andrew Zimmern

“An amazing and intimate story.”

—Andrew Zimmern, Travel Channel host

“Berman’s thoughtful writing, insight into cultural nuances, intercultural sensitivity, and care translate into one of the best books I’ve ever read. ” —Dr. Jessie Voigts

Ryan Van Duzer“Crocodile Love has enough action to rival Indiana Jones, yet plenty of sweet moments that will melt anyone’s heart. Berman redefines what a honeymoon should be.” Ryan Van Duzer, Adventure Journalist

Novelist Silvio Sirias

“Crocodile Love is a page turner. What’s more, Berman’s sharp, sensory writing allows the reader to tag along. One can hear the sounds, react to the scents, taste the cuisine, feel the grit and grime of arduous travel….” —Novelist Silvio Sirias

“Berman expertly merges a riveting tale of adventure US-Official-PeaceCorps-Logo.svgwith the acute perceptions of a seasoned traveler. ” Peter Van Deekle, Peace Corps Worldwide

“A compelling and extended story.” —Review on Peace Corps Worldwide

Randy Wood“A damned good travel narrative, told by an author who knows the goal of travel isn’t the destination, it’s the journey.”  —Randall Wood, author


Berman_CrocodileIn 2005, my wife, Sutay, 

and I got married, quit everything, canceled our wedding reception, 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.

My first narrative travel book, CROCODILE LOVE: Travel Tales from an Extended Honeymoon, is a collection of tales from our 16-month honeymoon to Pakistan, India, Ghana, and The Gambia.

Press Release: CROCODILE LOVE book details

PHOTO GALLERY from the book

Stories and excerpts:

A Volunteering Honeymoon” in Transitions Abroad

A Welcome Rooftop in the Heart of Pakistan” in

“Ghana will Always Win!” winner of Best Travel Writing contest

“A Moment of Silence” in Elephant Journal


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Reviews & Interviews

“Crocodile Love: Travel Tales from an Extended Honeymoon is Berman’s first narrative travel book, and one that not only vividly describes exotic locales but also draws the reader into a compelling and extended story.” —Review on Peace Corps Worldwide

A prolific travel writer and expert on Central America, Joshua Berman began his writing career after a stint in the Peace Corps as a volunteer in Nicaragua.

Interview with Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern: “The Purposeful Traveler: 5 Questions for Joshua Berman”

Review by Rosemary Carstens: “Crocodile Love, Honeymoon Adventures”

Nancy Christie’s “One on One: Insights into the Writer’s Life”: 4-part Interview with Joshua Berman on the writing process

Peace Corps Writers: “Joshua Berman (Nicaragua 1998-2000) Publishes Crocodile Love: Travel Tales from an Extended Honeymoon”

Wandering Educators: “Unusual People Who Made Remarkable Trips”

Transitions Abroad: “An Interview of author Joshua Berman”