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Review of new travel e-book: My Itchy Travel Feet by Donna Hull

September 7, 2012

My Itchy Travel Feet is published by Hyperlink.

BOOK REVIEW – The title of travel writer Donna Hull’s new e-book, My Itchy Travel Feet: Breathtaking Adventure Vacation Ideas, mirrors that of her successful blog. The book is a great read for: 1) armchair travelers who want to vicariously enjoy the adventures of two active baby boomers, 2) reluctant would-be travelers who might benefit from coaxing and coaching from these two seasoned vets, and 3) those already smitten with the joys of active, adventure travel.

“The travel bug is like an itch you can’t quite scratch,” says Donna. “I call it itchy feet,” she adds. In this book, she and her photographer husband, Allen, share some of their most memorable trips in Northern Italy, Hawaii, California, Asia and New Zealand, as well as their cruise journeys around the globe on small ships. Donna writes with authority and experience, as well as with the sensibilities of a boomer who has reasonable concerns about comfort and safety.

This engaging and easy-to-read book offers sound advice and tips on what to do, where to stay, and what to see at each destination. My Itchy Feet isn’t written as a travel guide with a comprehensive overview of a city or destination; instead, it offers compelling narrative (and stunning photography) that make you want to click on the hyperlinks or go online to plan your next trip as soon as possible. The photography complements the well-written text, adding a visual element to the sense of place.

The 297-pages can easily be read in one sitting. My favorite section was Chapter IX, The Traveler’s Toolkit, which provides helpful tips on a variety of topics ranging from how to research a vacation rental to how to survive a cruise bus excursion. In the same chapter, Donna answers questions readers may be thinking, such as how the couple stands all the “togetherness,” and whether they miss their friends and family while they are away. (Not to spoil the answers, this travel duo seems to be having the time of their lives.)

Donna writes that when it comes to food, the couple prefers quality over quantity. In a similar vein, this affordable e-book provides just enough information to whet the reader’s appetite for active travel.


Instant download of the Kindle edition of My Itchy Travel Feet: Breathtaking Adventure Vacation Ideas here on Amazon. Amazon Prime members can borrow the book for free on their Kindles.

Visit Donna’s blog: My Itchy Travel Feet: The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Travel.

  • Reply
    Brette
    September 7, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    What a great tool for all travelers!

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    Sheryl
    September 8, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Donna is surely living the life. It’s nice that she share her adventures with us all so we can live vicariously!

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    Alexandra
    September 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks for recommending this eBook which turns out to be perfect for planning our next trip to Northern Italy, just as I had hoped. There are so many useful tips for boomers who travel.

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    HeatherL
    September 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I’ve got this book on my to-read list. It sounds like it’s right up my alley.

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    Jane Boursaw
    September 13, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Donna is a rockstar travel writer and traveler. Can’t wait to get this book.

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    MyKidsEatSquid
    September 14, 2012 at 3:19 am

    I’m with you both on quality over quantity when it comes to food and travel. We often get appetizers instead of dinner at restaurants when we’re out and about. That way we can try more, but don’t end up feeling too stuffed.

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    Just One Boomer (Suzanne)
    October 2, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Donna is one of my travel blogging heroes. We share a gender and an age demographic, so I find that her writing often resonates for me. I’ve been holding out on purchasing her eBook until I purchased a color tablet, but now with my new Nexus 7 in hand, I’m looking forward to finally being able to enjoy her book.

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