Jupiter’s Travels chronicles Ted Simon’s 78,000-mile trip around the world over the span of four years and 45 different countries. This book begs to be brought to film. “Over Mountains, through jungles, across deserts and oceans, living with peasants and presidents, in prisons and palaces, through wars and revolutions; experiencing the depths of fear, the heights of euphoria, and the rewards of love.”

Simon does an outstanding job of keeping readers eyes glued to the pages while stirring a wanderlust in their hearts of adventures of their own. Most famously, Ewan McGregor has been quoted as stating Jupiter’s Travels inspired his documentary and book, The Long Way Round. Maybe someone should ask Ewan if he would be up for playing Simon in the film adaptation?