The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure

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Bantam #ad - 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.

. 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, so the college grad surprises no one more than herself when, she buys a ticket to Ireland, 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.

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Girls Who Travel

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Berkley #ad - But as she’s about to discover, the most exhilarating adventures can happen when you stay in one place…Wise, and hilarious, witty, 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. 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.

Getting back on the road is all she wants. 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. After all, most women want a lot more out of life than just having fun.

Girls Who Travel #ad - But as foul-mouthed, sweet-toothed Kika Shores knows, there are many more reasons why they should. 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.

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Not Afraid of the Fall: 114 Days Through 38 Cities in 15 Countries

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Inkshares #ad - 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. ". 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. Featured on good Morning America, the front page of Cosmopolitan. Com, woman's day, popsugar, hellogiggles, redbook, Travel + Leisure, Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, and Country Living.

Not Afraid of the Fall: 114 Days Through 38 Cities in 15 Countries #ad - In 114 days, their smartphones, they trekked across 15 countries and 38 cities with nothing but their backpacks, and each other.

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The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World.

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Brave, funny, and deeply moving. Cathy alter, and starting over “three cheers to the lost girls for showing us, with good humor and graceful prose, Sex, author of Up for Renewal: What Magazines Taught Me About Love, the beauty and importance of leading life astray. Franz wisner, boyfriends, each on the brink of a quarter-life crisis, make a pact to quit their high pressure New York City media jobs and leave behind their friends, New York Times Bestselling author of Honeymoon with My Brother Three friends, and everything familiar to embark on a year-long backpacking adventure around the world in The Lost Girls.

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What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir

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Three 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. 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. 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, softer, yes, and, Finnish poker players, and Argentinean priests who helped her transform into "Kristin-Adjacent" on the road–a slower, sexy Bedouins, sluttier version of herself at home.

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All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft

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PublicAffairs #ad - And some people have no sense of direction, are terrified of pigeons, and get motion sickness from tying their shoes. She has only a vague idea of where Russia is, but she now understands her Russian father better than ever before. Those years taught her a great number of things, though the ability to read a map was not one of them.

Some people are meant to travel the globe, to unwrap its secrets and share them with the world. These people are meant to stay home and eat nachos. Geraldine DeRuiter is the latter. 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.

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. 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.

All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft #ad - 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.

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Love with a Chance of Drowning

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Hachette Books #ad - Somewhere mid-pacific, she finds herself battling to keep the old boat, the new relationship, and her floundering sanity afloat. 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.

Exotic destinations. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Equal parts love story and travel memoir, charming, Love with a Chance of Drowning is witty, and proof positive that there are some risks worth taking. If i could give it ten stars out of five, I would. I loved every single page--torre's writing is hilarious, poignant, torre deroche has given reluctant adventurers, romantics, beautiful, 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, and lovers of beautifully-told tales a compulsively good read.

Love with a Chance of Drowning #ad - New love. 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. 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. 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.

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How Not to Travel the World: Adventures of a Disaster-Prone Backpacker

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#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. 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 was scammed and assaulted; lost teeth and swallowed a cockroach. 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. Not only that, but she had so little life experience that she had never eaten rice or been on a bus.

How Not to Travel the World: Adventures of a Disaster-Prone Backpacker #ad - It was hitting rock bottom that convinced Lauren to quit her job, sell everything she owned, and travel the world alone. 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. It wasn’t an easy decision: she suffered from debilitating anxiety, was battling an eating disorder, and had just had her heart broken.

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A Thousand New Beginnings: Tales of Solo Female Travel Through Southeast Asia

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Thought Catalog Books #ad - 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. 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.

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Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents

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Seal Press #ad - Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exotic, both in culture and in romance. 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, lifestyles, increasingly global, unfettered by traditional roles and conventions of past generations of women.

In the jungles of papua new guinea, 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, she reconnects with her high school sweetheart, traditional relationships do not.

Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents #ad - Wanderlust, however, is more than a chronological conquest of men and countries: at its core, it’s a journey of self-discovery. 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.

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And Then We Grew Up: On Creativity, Potential, and the Imperfect Art of Adulthood

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Penguin Books #ad - One of publishers weekly’s best books of 2019 a journey through the many ways to live an artistic life—from the flashy and famous to the quiet and steady—full of unexpected insights about creativity and contentment,  from the author of The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost. Rachel friedman was a serious violist as a kid.

And then we grew up is for anyone who has given up a childhood dream and wondered “what-if?”, for those who have aspired to do what they love and had doubts along the way, and for all whose careers fall somewhere between emerging and established. In search of answers, and musicians, full of aspiring actors, artists, a prestigious arts camp she attended, she decides to track down her childhood friends from Interlochen, relationships, to find out how their early creative ambitions have translated into adult careers, dancers, and identities.

And Then We Grew Up: On Creativity, Potential, and the Imperfect Art of Adulthood #ad - . Rachel’s conversations with these men and women spark nuanced revelations about creativity and being an artist: that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing, that success isn’t always linear, that sometimes it’s okay to quit. Years later, a freelance writer in New York, she again finds herself struggling with her fantasy of an artist’s life versus its much more complicated reality.

She quit music in college but never stopped fantasizing about what her life might be like if she had never put down her bow. Warm, and insightful, whip-smart, it offers inspiration for finding creative fulfillment wherever we end up in life.

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