Around the World in 80 Tales: A fascinating short story collection of backpacking adventures and budget travel memoirs.

ABOUT Dave Tomlinson

Dave Tomlinson



To travel the world is an amazing experience. I’ve spent years traveling alone along popular tourist trails and to remote travel destinations far beyond them. Each travel experience is an adventure and each adventure gives with a story to tell. Fascinating travel memoirs deserve to be shared so one day I decided that I’d write 80 of my best travel stories.

After leaving me speechless, my world travel then turned me into a storyteller!

I’ve found that adventure travel on a budget is a kaleidoscope of people, places, events, history, culture, food and fun. Through the pages of my travel book, I’ll bring it all to life for you. The collection of short stories is fascinating, inspiring, amusing and amazing. Collectively, they are an insight into the wonderful highs and gritty realities of travelling the world on a budget.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 TALES is a special travel book because:

TRUTHFUL: Firstly and perhaps most importantly, when you read travel stories, you want them to be genuine. You don’t want to read some fictional account of a travel experience that never happened written by someone who’s never been there! All my travel tales are completely true and related exactly as they happened. Nothing in my travel writing has been contrived or exaggerated.

CONCISENESS: Each of my travel short stories have been intentionally edited to 500 words. This has meant making every word count! The result is that you can enjoy each adventure story and even learn some travel tips without having to read anything unnecessary.

PHOTOGRAPHS: Photos bring travel writing to life. While many travel books are only words, Around the World in 80 Tales is packed with colour photographs and explanatory captions. The images are my either own travel photography or taken on my camera.

INFORMATIVE: Aside from travel stories being entertaining, it would be also nice if you could learn about the travel destinations right? Around the World in 80 Tales isn’t a travel guide but it does exactly that page after page! Aside from relating my personal solo travel experiences, I’ve also included numerous relevant facts and historical information.

VARIETY: My travel tales have been rearranged from the original order they were written in. This was done to create a fascinating journey through a diverse range of travel destinations, situations and activities. Through my travel writing, you’ll be taken on adventures such as snorkelling in Malaysia to hiking in Nepal and camel riding in Morocco. Enjoy the ride!



  • A complete table of contents
  • An informative and friendly introduction
  • 80 entertaining stories of real travel experiences
  • World map images showing travel destinations
  • Colour photos and captions relating to all travel tales
  • Acknowledgements of those who contributed to the travel stories