In Chasing Summer: Exploring the world on an 18-month honeymoon, Jennifer and Erik Niemann follow their dreams of leaving it all behind to travel around the world. Few other travel books cover an around-the-world adventure as does Chasing Summer. The Niemanns traveled as many couples might by tour group, on local transportation, and in leased vehicles. The book, written as 19 e-mails sent from internet cafes as the honeymoon couple zigzagged the globe, blends first-hand travel accounts with background information about the 35 countries visited, plus maps and photos.
In Chasing Summer, avid and armchair travelers alike will cruise the Galapagos Islands; hike the Inca trail; celebrate Carnaval in Brazil; join a 30-day overland safari through southeastern Africa; tour ancient Egyptian pyramids and temples; sail the Nile River on a felucca; drive the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece; explore Istanbul and Scandinavia; discover Iceland and India; trek in the Annapurnas of Nepal; travel Laos and Vietnam; visit the Angkor temple complex in Cambodia; campervan through New Zealand; experience the Australian Outback; and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.