Romance, humor, and happy hour. What could go wrong? Answer: the smartphone. Solution?
What starts off as a dare turns into a social experiment that becomes a way of life. A young couple creates a fun way to stay connected by disconnecting. Unplugging the phones and being present are the rules. The duration: sixteen days. This travel adventure quickly turns into a self-deprecating comedy about bad smartphone habits. It was all fun and games until lives began to shift.
WARNING: Strange things might happen like conversations and spontaneous travel.
Through their journey you’ll: laugh at inside jokes you’re not a part of, constantly think “Hmmm. I do that a lot,” laugh again at their shenanigans, rethink your life, wish you were on a beach with a cold beer, think about great times you’ve had with friends and find comfort in the fact that there aren’t any photos, have the urge to travel, laugh some more and maybe even revel in the fact that you and the author have some shared experiences. ~Summit Daily News
“Welsh points out that a vacation is the perfect time to disconnect—and that it may change your perspective and your life if you do.” ~Forbes
“Paper Maps, No Apps is a fun read that will keep you laughing as you travel along the road with the tech free couple.”
~The Nerdy Girl Express
“Through their journey you’ll: laugh at inside jokes you’re not a part of, constantly think “Hmmm. I do that a lot,” laugh again at their shenanigans, rethink your life, wish you were on a beach with a cold beer, think about great times you’ve had with friends …” ~Summit Daily News
“The adventure is a study in the purity of old school practices. Paper Maps, No Apps is delivered in a casual and humorous treatment of places, people, and events. We don’t mind hopping into the backseat to join Welsh and his girlfriend in re-exploring the overlooked wonders and quirks that define the American identity.” ~Readers’ Favorite
“It is an entertaining and yes, thought provoking book. The efforts made to connect without the usual methods and the people met along the way are all the perfect players to the backdrop of the places visited. For a different and fun read do check this one out.” ~Broken Teepee
“Back in the day, part of the entertainment while traveling was looking at a map and deciding where to go. Okay, we did have a destination in mind – then again – why not wander? Oh, the wonders we discover when we travel together! This is what Johnny Welsh uncovered when he decided to let go of tech and go old school and share his journey in Paper Maps, No Apps An Unplugged Travel Adventure.” ~USA Travel Magazine
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