William Graham holds a BA and MA in English and a MS in Communications from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Seven Continents: A Travel Memoirby William Graham
Poet and novelist William Graham is a travel enthusiast who believes that journeys bring not only joy but enrichment to adults and children. In Seven Continents, he shares his insights about his travels around the world and the lessons that each destination has taught him. Join him as he takes you to every continent, providing sharp insights and passionate opinions on each page. He concludes with proposing a set of travel principles that will enrich your travel experience.
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While the author does go over each of the seven continents it is not a travel guide. It does not give a list of places to stay or go for the tourist. He does however go over each continent and the places he went and enjoyed or not. His wife and young son accompanied him from time to time. Along with instilling a love of travel and other counties in his son this is an inspiring read for anyone seeking to travel. The authors beliefs may be different than some but he has not let that effect his description of the wonderful places in our world.
A Love letter to his mistress “Seven Continents: A Travel Memoir” is not like any other conventional travel book or travel memoir – first of all, it is neither boring nor patronizing: you don't feel like you were missing out on your life all the time. Second of all, it is nothing like a travel guide, and, in fact, after reading the book you will understand why you never really needed one. William Graham is a keen traveller and considers his book “a love letter to my mistress”, which is, of course, travel. It is a travel manifesto – probably one of the best of this kind – surprisingly well-researched documented & written, too. The author decided to make a huge change in his life and visit all the seven continents, choosing to focus on what it means to belong a certain place, to be a local in a certain city, to be raised in a certain culture and be a part of a certain society. As it turns out, we all are not as different as we think we are, and this is just one of many insights you can find in this book under wise supervision of Graham, who actually calls them “lessons”. Why lessons? Because travel, according to Graham, is all about learning – learning about other cultures, obviously, but, more importantly, learning something about yourself. “Travel defines who you are”, makes you grow as a person and does other remarkable things with your way of thinking, feeling and living. Graham also gives a lot of tips and develops a set of travel principles. However, the most wonderful thing he provides the reader with is a pack of fresh air and pure inspiration – “Seven Continents” will be a fantastic present for a person who is dreaming about something big and just needs someone or something to show him the way. It is very small yet very impactful book, I rate it 4 out of 5.