Alistair Barr is an editor and writer at Bloomberg News. He has written and reported for The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Reuters, MarketWatch and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine. He lives in San Carlos, California with his wife Kimberly, two daughters Nora and Tessa, a Boston Terrier called Maisie and no bugs.
Alistair and Kimberly are living busy, comfortable lives in London. But there's a tension in their relationship. She wants globe-spanning adventure and escape. He prefers the familiar and dislikes change. Oh and he's really scared of bugs. So what could go wrong when Kimberly proposes a yearlong trip around the world to places where arachnids, beetles and other insects swarm, squirm and crawl?