Starting Over is a series of travel pieces centered in a 15 month backpacking sabbatical the author took, traveling around the world. It attempts to give a personal sense of each of the 15 countries, its people and culture, and the author’s experiences there. Each chapter is also stylistically different. New chapters have been added for other countries, and a final concluding chapter has been written attempting to make sense of what the author learned about himself from traveling for an extensive period of time. The writing is meant to be fun, informative, entertaining, and thought-provoking.