Casey and Steven were college students at opposite ends of the country, one in California and one in Maine. Yet, they happened to meet in Morocco during a study abroad trip. And they decided to keep in touch...and then they decided to move to China and teach English and then head out across the world together. Crazy where the world and life takes you huh? While traveling they fall in love with each other even more, find out about life and the world, and maybe make a few friends along the way (even if they don't speak the local language.) Most importantly...they have fun.
Casey and Steven have an amazing story. And yes you hear that all the time, but how often do you find two young people that know what they want to do, go out and do it, and make the world a better place? (OK maybe a few times, but still...) Casey and Steven let us in on their journey with Casey writing journal entries/travel monologues and Steven adding charcoal sketches to accompany the words and share with us pictures of themselves, sights they saw, or just the people they met. It's one of those books that you pick up and you start reading and then keep going to see what happens and find out where they headed too next. Casey and Steven make us feel like we're there with them, meeting the people that they are. Even better they inspire the reader with the right way to not only travel, but to look at the world around them with new eyes.
I highly recommend this book and it deserves to be the first book every graduate gets, whether from high school or college, so that they may too take a look at the world in a new way.