Camel Spit & Cork Trees {Book Review}

Camel Spit & Cork Trees {Book Review}



Post Last Modified – November 30, 2020

Camel Spit & Cork Trees by Jack Montgomery

As a Baby Boomer Travel, Health & Fitness Blogger and avid reader, I recently added a new book reviews segment to my blog. My most recent read is the featured author’s latest publication called; Camel Spit & Cork Trees.

First off, if you’re not quite familiar with the term Baby Boomers, then be sure to check out my introduction here on my Gr8 Travel Tips Homepage. It gives a fun detailed description on just who we Millions of Boomers Around the World are. 🙂

The title – Camel Spit & Cork Trees immediately caught my attention and just had to have a look further into its description. I was delighted to have the opportunity to read and to offer a personal review of this publication.

About The Author Of Camel Spit & Cork Trees

Originally from the Isle of Bute in Scotland, Jack Montgomery is a travel writer/photographer currently based in Portugal. As well as writing for others, he runs the award-winning travel website, Buzztrips, which has a strong focus on hiking and dining on and off the beaten track.

Specialising in Slow Travel, part of Jack’s work involves acting as a freelance consultant, designing walking/cultural holidays and writing customised travel guides for little-known locations around Europe, including Greece, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Austria, France and Slovenia.

This aspect of his job took him from the Portugal’s northern hills to its southern beaches, and from its western coastline to its eastern border with Spain. The colourful experiences notched up along the way inspired him to document his journey in Camel Spit & Cork Trees: A Year of Slow Travel Through Portugal – a travelogue about life in another country that paints a vivid picture of areas of Portugal which still lie below the radar of most visitors.

Today, both Jack & wife Andrea have become highly regarded book & guidebook publishers, with a focus on Slow Travel To “Off The Beaten Track” locations in Europe.

Experience Slow Travel Off The Beaten Track

Over the past few years, my wife and I have become more and more aware of overcrowding at many popular tourist destinations around the world. We have experienced this on our recent travels to Thailand and the Philippines.

We have now begun searching and looking to “Step Out Of The Box” and visit less popular, yet still quite desirable destinations to travel to.

Jack and Andrea focus on Slow Travel Vacations that certainly fit this criteria.

We love eco friendly adventure travel which includes; biking, hiking, snorkeling & diving adventures and much more. We now do our utmost to escape the typical over tourist saturated locations and the massive crowds that come with popular destinations.

Camel Spit & Cork Trees – Portugal

After spending 14 years living in the Canary Islands, Jack and Andrea decided to broaden their horizons and move back to the mainland. They have now made their home base in Portugal.

A country we visited briefly a few years ago while on our Western Mediterranean Cruise and loved it!

The small taste of Portugal we briefly visited was beautiful. and we do hope to return in the very near future to spend much more time exploring many parts of the country.

This is where Camel Spit & Cork Trees will take you. Tag along with Jack and Andrea as they venture on Slow Travel to many out of the way towns and villages scattered throughout the country.

Experience their adventures and misadventures along the way, with a great deal of English humor thrown into the mix!

For foodie lovers, I don’t recommend reading this book on an empty stomach!

Jack has a knack for wetting your appetite and explaining in great detail, the local dishes they experience at the many eateries they visit on their slow travels throughout the country.

The book offers their own personal reviews and recommendations or not, of the many establishments they visit along the way.

Camel Spit & Cork Trees – Slow Travel

This book will have you thinking about just what kind of traveler you really are, and do prefer. Are you a Tourist Or A Traveler?  Take the test and find out for yourself!

For those of you that do enjoy more relaxing slow eco friendly adventure type travel, visiting out of the ordinary destinations, sampling the local cuisine, then this book is a must read, and also a great inspiration for travel to Portugal.

I thoroughly enjoyed Camel Spit & Cork Trees and look forward to reading about their new adventures that are still yet to come!

Below, I’ve included a link to the author’s official website and page for more information on this publication & easy ordering from Amazon, for your convenience.

As well, you can follow their upcoming adventures and join them on most of the major social media platforms.

📖   Buzz Trips – Slow Travel Through Portugal

Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂

Although my copy of Camel Spit & Cork Trees was provided and in collaboration with the author Jack Montgomery, rest assured all content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal views only. Photos shown also provided with consent by the author.

Did You Know …

“Portugal is known for being one of the world’s top year round surfing locations. “

 
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