There is an earnest effort by the author to be informative and cover all the bases... but frankly, if you need to be told to bring your passport on a 'round-the-world trip, you have no business going on one. The content of this book is thin, at best. Mostly, though, the reader may be compelled to say "well, d'uh!" at its silly obviousness. The photos look to have been skimmed from BMW brochures and Touratech catalogs. A foolish and over-simplified offering akin to "an amateur's guide to climbing Everest".