Adventures Abroad

Adventures Abroad
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Thursday, March 29, 2012


Hello, fellow bloggers! 

As you may know, I am infected with wanderlust. I constantly dream of far away lands and adventures that may be awaiting me. Unfortunately, I can only get treated for my wanderlust a few times a year due to school, family, and money. 

I feel that some of you may be suffering from this infection that consumes your mind, body, and soul. So, I recently stumbled upon an antidote. Are you curious to know what could possibly help cure your wanderlust that does not involve leaving your hometown? 

Okay, I will tell you the secret antidote. I stumbled upon this wonderful book that takes you to far away lands. The book is called Wanderlust: A Love Affair With Five Continents by Elisabeth Eaves. Now, now don't lose interest just yet! The antidote can be found under Travel/Memoir for $16.95 new or $7.83 used on Amazon. I suggest you hurry up and get your hands on this book because once you do, you will never want to put it down. Okay, I understand you need more information.

Book Description:

"Spanning 15 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. Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exotic, both in culture and in romance. In the jungles of Papua New Guinea, she loses herself—literally—to an Australian tour guide; in Cairo, she reconnects with her high school sweetheart, 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, however, is more than a chronological conquest of men and countries: at its core, it’s a journey of self-discovery. In the course of her travels, 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, increasingly global, lifestyles, unfettered by traditional roles and conventions of past generations of women."

"Wanderlust delivers the goods up front-motorcycles and sex and stories of places that smell nothing like your cafeteria- and then pulls off something trickier. Elisabeth Eaves shoes here that our attempts to find a different better self through travel can be immensely entertaining, but we are always already moving. Wanderlust brilliantly, carefully maps how active the heart is, even at a standstill."  -Sasha Frere-Jones, The New Yorker

Amazing Quote:
"Travel is like adultery: one is always tempted to be unfaithful to one's own country. To have imagination is inevitably to be dissatisfied with where you our wanderlust, we are lovers looking for consummation."

Did you read it? If so, what did you think of Wanderlust? 

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