The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected AdventureBantam #ad - Rachel friedman has always been the consummate good girl who does well in school and plays it safe, on a whim and in an effort to escape impending life decisions, she buys a ticket to Ireland, so the college grad surprises no one more than herself when, a place she has never visited. Along the way, the erstwhile good girl finally learns to do something she’s never done before: simply live for the moment.
There she forms an unlikely bond with a free-spirited Australian girl, fills her life with newfound friends, a born adventurer who spurs Rachel on to a yearlong odyssey that takes her to three continents, and gives birth to a previously unrealized passion for adventure. As her journey takes her to australia and South America, Rachel discovers and embraces her love of travel and unlocks more truths about herself than she ever realized she was seeking.
Girls Who TravelBerkley #ad - So when she’s offered a nanny job in london – the land of Cadbury Cream Eggs – she’s happy at the prospect of going back overseas and getting paid for it. But as foul-mouthed, sweet-toothed Kika Shores knows, there are many more reasons why they should. Getting back on the road is all she wants. But as she’s about to discover, the most exhilarating adventures can happen when you stay in one place…Wise, witty, and hilarious, Girls Who Travel is an unforgettable novel about the highs and lows of getting what you want—and how it’s the things you least expect that can change your life.
Kika, for one, wants to experience the world. But ever since she returned from her yearlong backpacking tour, she’s been steeped in misery, battling rush hour with all the other suits. After all, most women want a lot more out of life than just having fun. A hilarious, deftly written debut novel about a woman whose wanderlust is about to show her that sometimes you don’t have to travel very far to become the person you want to be…There are many reasons women shouldn’t travel alone.
Not Afraid of the Fall: 114 Days Through 38 Cities in 15 CountriesInkshares #ad - Not afraid of the fall is the unvarnished story of their off-the-cuff journey: from cliff-jumping off Croatia's untouched coasts, to bathing with rescued elephants in Thailand; from crashing mopeds on gravelly mountain roads in Santorini, to hitchhiking with strangers in rental cars in Hungary. After purchasing one-way flights from new york City to Paris, Kyle James and his girlfriend Ashley quit their day jobs, planned futures, and daily paradigms to see as much of the world as they could.
Part travel memoir, part love letter to those staring at the walls of a corporate cubicle, Not Afraid of the Fall is an inspiring book that captures the sweet mysteries of life on the road and an empowering narrative for anyone who has ever uttered the words "maybe next year. ". In 114 days, their smartphones, they trekked across 15 countries and 38 cities with nothing but their backpacks, and each other.
Not Afraid of the Fall: 114 Days Through 38 Cities in 15 Countries #ad - Featured on good Morning America, the front page of Cosmopolitan. Com, woman's day, travel + leisure, popsugar, redbook, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, HelloGiggles, and Country Living.
What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A MemoirThree Rivers Press #ad - Equal parts laugh-out-loud storytelling, candid reflection, and wanderlust-inspiring travel tales, What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding is a compelling debut that will have readers rushing to renew their passports. A funny, sexy, and ultimately poignant memoir about mastering the art of the "vacationship.
Kristin newman spent much of her twenties and thirties buying dresses to wear to her friends' weddings and baby showers. In addition to falling madly in love with the planet, Kristin fell for many attractive locals, men who could provide the emotional connection she wanted without costing her the freedom she desperately needed.
What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir #ad - Kristin introduces readers to the israeli bartenders, and Argentinean priests who helped her transform into "Kristin-Adjacent" on the road–a slower, Finnish poker players, and, sexy Bedouins, yes, softer, sluttier version of herself at home. Not ready to settle down and in need of an escape from her fast-paced job as a sitcom writer, often alone, Kristin instead traveled the world, for several weeks each year.
Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five ContinentsSeal Press #ad - In the course of her travels, increasingly global, lifestyles, eaves finds herself and the sense of home she’s been lacking since childhood—and she sheds light on a growing culture of young women who have the freedom and inclination to define their own, unfettered by traditional roles and conventions of past generations of women.
In the jungles of papua new guinea, she reconnects with her high school sweetheart, she loses herself—literally—to an Australian tour guide; in Cairo, only to discover the beginning of a pattern that will characterize her life over the long-term: while long-distance relationships work well for her, traditional relationships do not.
Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents #ad - Wanderlust, is more than a chronological conquest of men and countries: at its core, however, it’s a journey of self-discovery. Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exotic, both in culture and in romance. Spanning fifteen years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves’s insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures.
Love with a Chance of DrowningHachette Books #ad - New love. I was positively swept away by this large-hearted, hilarious story about how deeply and unexpectedly a person can be transformed by love. Suzanne morrison, Yoga Bitch. Somewhere mid-pacific, the new relationship, she finds herself battling to keep the old boat, and her floundering sanity afloat. What could go wrong?city girl torre deroche isn't looking for love, but a chance encounter in a San Francisco bar sparks an instant connection with a soulful Argentinean man who unexpectedly sweeps her off her feet.
. This sometimes hilarious, often harrowing, and always poignant memoir is set against a backdrop of the world's most beautiful and remote destinations. However, she must embark on the voyage of her nightmares, lovesick Torre determines that to keep the man of her dreams, so she waves good-bye to dry land and braces for a life-changing journey that's as exhilarating as it is terrifying.
Equal parts love story and travel memoir, Love with a Chance of Drowning is witty, charming, and proof positive that there are some risks worth taking. If i could give it ten stars out of five, I would. The problem? he's just about to cast the dock lines and voyage around the world on his small sailboat, and Torre is terrified of deep water.
Love with a Chance of Drowning #ad - I loved every single page--torre's writing is hilarious, torre deroche has given reluctant adventurers, poignant, and engaging--which is to say nothing about the fact that this is her TRUE story!" --Jenny Blake, author of Life after College"In Love With a Chance of Drowning, romantics, beautiful, and lovers of beautifully-told tales a compulsively good read.
A Thousand New Beginnings: Tales of Solo Female Travel Through Southeast AsiaThought Catalog Books #ad - This is the story of a 26-year-old girl who left her old life with a steady job and boyfriend behind in order to travel through Southeast Asia completely on her own. Over the course of the next year and thousands of miles, she found that more than traveling the world outside, hundreds of new beginnings and new friendships, she traveled the world within.
. This book is a collection of excerpts from her diary and blog during that time in which she found that traveling alone made all the difference in the world.
All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty TheftPublicAffairs #ad - And some people have no sense of direction, are terrified of pigeons, and get motion sickness from tying their shoes. And she learned that sometimes you can find yourself exactly where you need to be--even if you aren't quite sure where you are. Some people are meant to travel the globe, to unwrap its secrets and share them with the world.
But she won't let that stop her. Hilarious, irreverent, and heartfelt, All Over the Place chronicles the years Geraldine spent traveling the world after getting laid off from a job she loved. These people are meant to stay home and eat nachos. Geraldine DeRuiter is the latter. Those years taught her a great number of things, though the ability to read a map was not one of them.
All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft #ad - She has only a vague idea of where Russia is, but she now understands her Russian father better than ever before. She learned that what she thought was her mother's functional insanity was actually an equally incurable condition called "being Italian. She learned what it's like to travel the world with someone you already know and love--how that person can help you make sense of things and make far-off places feel like home.
She learned about unemployment and brain tumors, lost luggage and lost opportunities, and just getting lost in countless terminals and cabs and hotel lobbies across the globe.
How Not to Travel the World: Adventures of a Disaster-Prone Backpacker#ad - She was scammed and assaulted; lost teeth and swallowed a cockroach. Not only that, but she had so little life experience that she had never eaten rice or been on a bus. It wasn’t an easy decision: she suffered from debilitating anxiety, was battling an eating disorder, and had just had her heart broken.
It’s about learning to get out of your comfort zone, finding the humour in messed up situations, and falling in love with life on the road. She’d hoped leaving everything behind would help her find and heal herself, but instead Lauren's travels were full of bad luck and near-death experiences. She fell into leech-infested rice paddies, had the brakes of her motorbike fail, was caught up in a tsunami, and experienced a very unhappy ending in Thailand.
How Not to Travel the World: Adventures of a Disaster-Prone Backpacker #ad - It was just as she was about to give up on travel when she stumbled across a handsome New Zealander with a love of challenges. How not to travel the world is about following your dreams, no matter how many curveballs life throws at you. It was hitting rock bottom that convinced Lauren to quit her job, sell everything she owned, and travel the world alone.