It’s been a few months since I’ve read a book that really caught my attention and had me hungry for more. I’ve been on the hunt for a good read lately and was told by a friend about a store called, Whole Earth Provisions Co. Was I living under a rock? It’s like a nature centric version of Homegoods (sorry Disney, this is the most magical place on earth)! It has outdoor apparel and accessories, jewelry, random trinkets, and books galore!
The first book I picked up is “Time to Take Flight,” by Jayne Seagrave. I’ve already read the first half of this book and it totally delivers. You know when you read something and it hits home so much that you find yourself thinking “uh huh, yep, yes!” the entire time? Well folks, that’s what this book has been for me. Jayne talks about all the different things to keep in mind and how to prepare yourself for solo travel as a woman. I’ve found it to be extremely helpful thus far and have used a heavy hand with the highlighter! A must for any woman that’s even considered solo travel.
The next book I’ll be reading is “How to Travel the World for Free,” by Michael Wigge. This is a story of how a man traveled from Antarctica to Berlin without spending any of his own money. This stood out to me for obvious reasons. While I plan on saving up money for this trip, I thought it would still be helpful to learn a few savvy tricks that may help me to prolong this adventure. Also, it’s just plain impressive and I want to know how he did it!
The last book I purchased is “Grand Adventures,” by Alastair Humphreys. This book holds the stories belonging to a collection of individuals that have had some sort of grand adventure. It goes over the bits of travel that could potentially keep you from completing your adventure, as well as sharing the many varieties of adventure one can have. I’m really excited for this one since it sounds like it will give a wide variety of perspectives on travel.
Once I finish these three books I’ll make sure to do a recap and let you know what I thought about each one. If you pick up any of these books (or have already read them) I’d love to hear what you thought.
Lastly, a quote included in “Time to Take Travel.”
“Travel is more than just seeing the sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” -Miriam Beard