Tourism is much more than merely visiting a few places and taking pictures. That it can generate employment for hundreds of people has been proved in full by Veena Patil’s family that turned its passion for traveling into a full-fledged enterprise that bloomed and soared. Along the way, they combined this with a deep analysis and contemplation of the experience gleaned. Because of all this, the book extends to being a fascinating account of many things besides tourism and traveling. Enriching and topical, it is a must read for anyone.