Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers’ Favorite

Traveling all over the world is a dream for many. However, only a small percentage of people manage to accomplish this due to their life circumstances. Life Travel and the People in Between is a memoir by Mike Nixon. Mike relates his journey to becoming a world traveler, overcoming challenges one step at a time. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Mike and his family moved to Norfolk, Virginia, when he was very young. A year out of high school, Mike started working as a hotel receptionist, dreaming of traveling the world after meeting hotel guests from around the globe. After going to the Dominican Republic on a student program, he volunteered for the Peace Corps. He traveled all over South America, while a later stint in the US Navy took him to the eastern hemisphere.  

Life Travel and the People in Between is a travel guide, memoir, and inspirational tale all in one. Mike Nixon lays bare his life story, giving an unabashed account of how he pursued his dream of traveling the world and learning different lessons along the way. Through his experiences, whether they were in South American countries, South East Asia, or India, Mike learned to deal with people from widely different cultures, acquiring unique knowledge and wisdom during each of his journeys. These travels also connected him with people whose influence he would carry for the rest of his life. This is a captivating memoir that I will recommend.