Whether you're headed to grad school, just quit your job, or are about to embark on any other new phase in your life, what better way to mark this new chapter than some inaugural travel? Why not experience Turkey, Bulgaria, and Romania? Maybe take a detour to Serbia, or play on a Greek isle for good measure. This isn't an ordinary travel guide...but Josh and Jess aren't typical writers. They believe that neither travel, nor life, should rely solely on a guidebook. To them, it's about going with the flow, embracing spontaneity, and experiencing adventures to the fullest-even if escapades don't always turn out as fantastically as planned. What can you expect from this Semi-Stupid Summer? Belgian Boy-Scouts, a Canadian who loves Ronald Reagan, naughty beach bums, foodie advice, evil eyes, Sex, and pop culture, to begin with. But, most importantly, more tips than a brunch server could handle-where to go, what not to pay for, where to run (not walk) from, and a few introspective examinations along the way. In other words, strap on your backpack, board a hot, sweaty train, brace yourself for some smelly dorm-mates, and prepare to experience the spectacular, challenging, and culturally rich region that is Eastern Europe.