If Humor is the Spice of Life, Get Ready for Some Paprika: Preview of You Can Keep Your Adventure, Just Leave Me the Toilet Paper

bookcover6Greetings readers! I’m very excited to finally reveal a preview of my upcoming travel book You Can Keep Your Adventure, Just Leave Me the Toilet Paper. I’m also pleased to share the final cover design, which for those of you who voted can see, is an amalgamation of the two top finalists. Thanks for your help with that.

While I’m still smoothing out a few final details, the description below ought to whet your appetite for the final product, which should be available by the end of February or early March. The following would be printed on the back cover if only this weren’t an ebook, and therefore without a proper back cover. The goal is to lure the reader to want to know more. I’d appreciate your feedback if you think this description can do the trick. So, here it goes…


Let’s face it—not all who enjoy the concept of travel have the will or circumstances to do so. Even if you are brave enough to venture out into the big wide world, it’s likely you’re only willing to do so if you have access to indoor plumbing. If that rings true in your case, then this book is for you.

You Can Keep Your Adventure, Just Leave Me the Toilet Paper is a travel guide specifically designed for the armchair traveler and aspiring globetrotter. Far from being a dry recitation of facts, this book was conceived to inspire and instruct as well as entertain. Combining destination reviews, travel tips and original photos, author and travel expert Ben Pastore will have you grinning your way across all seven continents in this witty compilation that’s two parts travel guide, one part laughs. Here’s a taste of what’s inside:

Section 1 – Introduction to Wanderlust Here you’ll learn such concepts as how to find the right travel inspiration in A Picture is Worth a Thousand Miles; how to enhance your vacation experience in Maximization and Other Made-Up Travel Terms; and find out how to keep track of the countries you’ve visited in You Know Where You Are by Who Comes to Arrest You.

Section 2 – The Witty Traveler’s Guide to the Planet This destination guidebook will take you on a lighthearted tour of over 40 locales in some 30 countries around the globe. Experience the joy of African animal encounters in When A Cheetah Licks Your Head, Try Not to Laugh; visit the world’s greatest monument in Why the Taj Mahal Will Land Your Husband in Hot Water; and discover why New Zealand is the most beautiful place ever in The Best Spot on Earth? Can You Repeat the Question?

Section 3 – Looting the Planet – A Collection of Lessons Lifted from the World In this highly practical section you’ll delve into how to make your travel memories last forever, along with valuable insider tips in chapters such as How to Accidentally Write Your Own Autobiography, How to Make Your Travel Photos So Interesting That People Won’t Paint Their Toenails, and When on Tour, Don’t Sit Next to the Jerk.

Whether you’re an armchair traveler by choice or circumstance, with You Can Keep Your Adventure, Just Leave Me the Toilet Paper you can still explore the world from the comfort of your own living room. Finally there’s a travel guide for those who love to travel but still like being able to flush. Touring the planet without getting up has never been so easy.


If after reading this preview you don’t feel even the slightest inclination to read the book, allow me to apologize in advance. In the coming weeks you will see excerpts, interviews and other related posts. Please don’t be overwhelmed. I suggest you either scroll past it really fast or plug your ears and say “La,la,la,la,la,la,la” over and over again. It’ll be over before you know it.

If you did feel enthused by this description, be sure to leave a comment – whether its an idea as to how to make it better or a word of encouragement.

Note To Bloggers: If you have a blog and are amenable to posting a review, I will happily send you an advanced reading copy free of charge. You can contact me directly at ben@tripaccomplice.com

Thanks for your attention and I look forward to sharing more with you.


    1. Hey Aidan. Hope all is well with you. I wanted to update you on my book – the release date is March 31. If you’re still inclined to review it on your blog I have some links I can send you. Thanks again for taking a look


      1. Hi Ben. Sorry for delay. I’ve not been on wordpress for a few weeks. Lots going on in personal life and not had chance to review your book. Apologies for that. I wish you the best and know it’ll be a big success.


    1. I have my travel ebook ready if you would still like a copy as promised. Just let me know what format (ePUB or mobi) works best for you as well as the email address. Hope you’re doing well


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