"This is the best guide to the Mediterranean since Homer's The Odyssey"
- Princess Beatriz de Orleans Borbón from Spain.
"One of those seductive books that, as you read, slowly insinuates itself into your consciousness and becomes more and more compelling and entrancing."
- Bruce Elder, The Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald.
"'The Idiot and the Odyssey' is such a terrific antidote to the middle age melancholia that if Homer could do a sequel, Odysseus would probably jump ship to join Joel Stratte-McClure's MedTrek instead."
- Craig Unger, Vanity Fair Contributing Editor and author of "The Fall of the House of Bush."
"Described as 'Eat Pray Love' for men, Stratte-McClure's account is entertaining, informative and inspirational."
- Toni Whitman, Booktopia Buzz.
"A dream experience of a lifetime. It's worth every ebullient, blistering step!"
- Tom Moore, Editor-in-Chief, Reader's Digest Australia
About the Author
Joel Stratte-McClure, an American journalist/adventurer who lived in France for over three decades, has been writing about his global trekking and hiking adventures since the 1970s. His work has taken him to over 100 countries and his articles on a variety of subjects have appeared The International Herald Tribune, Time Magazine, The London Times, People Magazine, Who Weekly, Fast Thinking and numerous other publications. He's continuing his trek around the Mediterranean Sea to gather information and anecdotes for the sequel to "The Idiot and the Odyssey."