Michael Brein


Michael Brein, also known as ‘The Travel Psychologist’, is an author, lecturer, travel storyteller, adventurer, and publisher of travel books and guides. He regularly appears in newspapers, magazines, blogs, and radio programs on the psychology of travel. Michael is the first to coin the term 'travel psychology.' Through his doctoral studies, work and life experiences, and world travels, he has become the world's first and, maybe, only travel psychologist.

His travel guide series, Michael Brein's Travel Guides to Sightseeing by Public Transportation, shows travelers how to sightsee the top 50 visitor attractions in the world's most popular cities easily and cheaply by public transportation. To learn more please visit www.michaelbrein.com.

Michael Brein has just launched his Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series, a collection of eBooks and audiobooks on the psychology of travel as revealed through the fantastic travel stories he has collected through interviews with more than 1,600 world travelers and adventurers throughout the world over the last three decades. The first ebook in the series, now published and distributed through Smashwords, is called Travel Tales of Michael Brein: My Top 10.

Michael Brein resides on Bainbridge Island, Washington. You may email Michael at michaelbrein@gmail.com.

Smashwords Interview

You call yourself "The Travel Psychologist." So, what is travel psychology anyway?
Travel psychology is the study and application of knowledge about the human mind and behavior specific to the activity of traveling. Culture shock, for example, is an issue that people struggle with when coming to terms with the typical psychological unknowns that they must understand when immersing themselves in a foreign country for a longer period of time.
What is so important bout it, then?
Travel is one of life's major activities engaged in by millions of people who go between different cultures for business, education, service, or pleasure. For example, while we feel relatively safe and secure in our comfort zones at home, we are largely unconscious of much that goes on around us in a completely new culture..
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Travel Tales of Michael Brein: My Best 100
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 143,330. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Psychology » Interpersonal relations
The best 100 personal travel tales of travel-adventurer, Dr Michael Brein, the world's first and only travel psychologist. Through harrowing close calls and hilarious mis-adventures in some of the world's most exotic cultures, Michael Brein examines the in-depth psychological netherworld behind travel. No one has written a travel book heretofore about the psychology of travel quite like this one.
Travel Tales of Michael Brein: My Top 10
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,090. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Psychology » Interpersonal relations
Michael Brein, the world’s first and only travel psychologist, introduces his Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series with the best of his own personal travel tales. Going behind some of his most harrowing, zany, funny, and unbelievable travel stories, Michael explores, like no one else, the elusive psychological netherworld of his advenures into some of the world's most exotic cultures.

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