by Jason Roberts
Janet gave me this book because of the travel aspect and I thought it would be pretty interesting. However, I wasn’t prepared for getting hooked -- I was immediately drawn in and couldn’t put it down – not a good plan for the week before Christmas!
This story of a man, blinded in young adulthood, is mesmerizing. James Holman, known as The Blind Traveler, set out on adventures in the early-to-mid-1800s to remote locations that sighted people almost never visited. He did this alone and with virtually no money. And how he did it is the meat of this book.
If this book doesn’t inspire you to plan a trip, then you haven’t an adventurous bone in your body!
Copyright 2009 Beth Schrader