This second volume of author and photographer C. Patrick Neagle's series is even bigger and better than the first, containing 36 travel-sized essays and 30 photographs from around the globe (but mostly from Arabia, Asia, and the Mediterranean). Written while the author taught college classes on board US Navy ships and originally published in a weekly newspaper column, these essays are filled with humorous and sometimes thoughtful commentary. They may even help you to avoid moped gangs in Europe, dive for pearls in Bahrain, and ride elephants in Malaysia. Or not. Pack your bags and settle into your armchair for a fun-filled journey around the world.