about the book


An illustrated travelogue about the handful of years right after college that Casey and Steven spent adventuring around Asia and West Africa making it, yup, All the way to timbuktu.


Impressively witty, perceptive, and candid… [An] effortless mix of globe-trotting adventure, romance, humor, and expanding self-knowledge. // Publishers Weekly starred review


For teens itching to get out into the world, this is a road map, and Casey and Steven make for eminently pleasant traveling companions. // American Library Association’s Booklist review


Often humorous, and occasionally heartbreaking. // School Library Association


 A breath of fresh air from a sometimes contrived, bloated genre… a must-read for any bright-eyed Gen X or Y (especially couples!) thinking of living and working in a non-Western environment. // Lonely Planet