The Royal Road to Romance


The Royal Road to Romance

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By Richard Halliburton

Unlike the rest of Princeton’s Class of 1921, Richard Halliburton never sought a quiet, respectable life. With only a few dollars in his pocket, he took his first steps in a journey that took him around the world. More than 90 years after its publication, The Royal Road to Romance remains one of the greatest travel adventure books ever written.


Page Count: 314

ISBN: 9781635610833 (Hardcover)

ISBN: 9781635610505 (Paperback)

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“Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.” ― Richard Halliburton

A quiet, normal life was never in the cards for Richard Halliburton. While the rest of Princeton’s Class of 1921 was busy matriculating into more “respectable” lives, Halliburton stuffed his diploma into a backpack and set off on what he hoped would be the adventure of a lifetime. As it turns out, his hopes were wildly understated.

Tag along with Richard Halliburton on this amazing journey through a world that is barely recognizable today. With just a few dollars in his pockets, Richard sneaks, mooches, and occasionally works his way from New Jersey to the farthest-flung corners of the world.  
•    Explore Paris, Kashmir, and Cairo of the 1920’s
•    Encounter real-life pirates and princesses
•    Cruise the Nile and scale the Matterhorn and Mt. Fuji

Halliburton’s adventure of a lifetime was just the beginning of a lifetime of adventure. Follow along on his literal and figurative journeys – as he circumnavigates the globe and, in the process, discovers the man he is destined to become.

About the Author: Richard Halliburton (born January 9, 1900) was an American traveler, adventurer, and author. He was lost at sea in 1939.