Although there is some information available concerning the basics of photography in first part of the book, it focususes primarily at experiencing the magic for traveling and shooting pictures while you are at it. The book has been written in a traveling context and will therefore help you not to overlook the most imported issues when you are hungry to make some serious photographs when on holiday or expedition. The title has been well chosen I guess. All this doesn't mean the writer has not done a fine job. It is easy to read, even for a Dutchman and the various examples combined with well explained photographs are pretty handy helping you not to make the general (beginner) mistakes. I would very much like to have the writer's travel experience and photography craftsmanship! Just keep in mind the publisher is an ace at travelguides and not specialized in teaching photography. Conclusion: I like this book. It helps to get you in the mood if you just made some travel plans and if you are considering yourself a novice at photography it will certainly give you some direction. If you plan to buy just one book perhaps you should think again.