Adventures of a Lifetime
Two dozen pithy tales take the reader on different adventures around our globe. Written by travel correspondents, each with a different personality, one gains a kaleidoscopic view of the world. Engage with monkeys in Indonesia or happily cruise around the world in an aging marine vessel. Find yourself frighteningly lost in the wet wilds of Hawaii, or foolishly hitchhike across the Gobi Dessert and be fortunate enough to survive to write about the folly. Go native and naked in New Guinea while playing frisbee. Endure an earthquake in Japan and empathize with the survivors, or accompany pilgrims in Tibet. Travel to Europe and revisit the country of your ancestors while seeking relics of their imprints in ancestral homes.
These stories bring out the humorous in encounters with the unfamiliar, show the spirit of adventure that impels the traveler to confront dangers while exploring different cultures, and reveals how understanding broadens with exposure to unknown challenges. These passages are quick reads; some stories are more compelling in that they take the reader into the visited territory, while others reflect more of the author’s self-image.
Janna Graber, editor
World Traveler Press