"Someday, when I am rich, I am going to invite someone from my travels to visit me in America". Brad Newsham was a 22-year-old travelling through Afghanistan when he wrote this in his journal. Fourteen years later, he's a Yellow Taxi driver working in San Francisco. He's not rich, but he has never forgotten his vow. This title is the account of Brad Newsham's journey through the Philippines, India, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa as he searches for the right person - someone who couldn't afford to leave their own country, let alone holiday in the West.
Raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC, Brad Newsham has lived in ten of the United States, visited all fifty, and circled the globe four times. Since 1985 he has been a San Francisco yellow taxi driver. He is the author of two travel memoirs, ALL THE RIGHT PLACES: Travelling Light Through Japan, China and Russia and TAKE ME WITH YOU: A Round-the-world Trip to invite a Stranger Home, a WH Smith Travel Book of the Year Finalist 2003. A guest columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, he lives in Oakland, California with his family.