For my first review, I'd like to make my life and your next reading recommendation easy. The great thing about Sam Manicom, besides his own books which we will get to later, is his ability to gather around himself some of the finest travel writers on two wheels.
The Moment Collectors is an anthology of twenty modern travel tales from five continents with one thing in common, besides motorcycles. The premise is merely to share varying answers to the question, why do we travel? The answers are all captivating personal tales of the highs and lows of international travel and the eye opening experiences we all hope to find on the road; the kind that almost invariably change us for the better, even if the lesson was terrifying in the moment.
Whether you're a seasoned adventurer yourself, or are still planning your very first trip outside your comfort zone, this is a book that will satisfy your longing for the open road. It's a real page turner, and I'm not just saying that because I am lucky enough to count a handful of these included authors as friends. It will hopefully open your eyes to their own individual works as well; I can say I've already acquired some because the stories told within compelled me to go find more.
There's sure to be something in here that is novel to you, as the span of the book is vast and covers much of the globe. If you haven't been exposed yet to motorcycle travelers, this is an amazing place to start.