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Publisher's Summary

Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Gold Winner for travel

First place winner, 2014 North American Book Awards for travel

From licking a Monet in Paris, to pushing an abusive macho honeymooner off his sailboat in the shark-infested Galapagos, to saving her toddler son from a charging bull elephant in Africa, these 14 delightful, award-winning true tales will inspire listeners to follow the call of a wild life and leave home with their doors unlocked.

©2014 Lisa Alpine (P)2015 Lisa Alpine

Critic Reviews

"Lisa's stories are not only packed with the humor and adventure that comes from being a solo woman traveler, but also filled with compassion that cuts to the core of what travel is all about - a deep connection to a people and place found when we shed our protective armor and remember we are all human." (Kimberley Lovato, author of Walnut Wine and Truffle Groves)
"There is daring, humor, and even a bit of Eros in the 14 stories that span her life from the innocence of eighteen, when she was struck with wanderlust, into middle age." ( Foreword Reviews)

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  • Robin Satterwhite
  • 24-11-2019

O Magic oxygen when suffocating between trips

I'm a writer traveling the world and have been desperately looking for just this thing.
The author's stories, style (travel, personality and writing) filled the inspiration in my heart back up after a summer of being a full-time patient for a mystery autoimmune disorder that has been trying to kill me. Some think maybe due to the summer before in India.
There were times the story fell a wee bit short for me (ex: jumping age from youth to middle-age without a bridge, going right into a story of a new lover without a bridge about leaving her husband, the stories in the end seeming to go fast-forward comparatively) and even more moments the narrator took me out of the story (incorrect accents, talking out a song instead of singing it, incorrect pronunciation and/or inflection) but these were few and far between. The narrator was a great fit to be believable and bring to life for the character of this author over all.
I'll look for more just like this and will make note of the narrator as a plus for making future decisions. ✈️🌍🎤📖

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  • Justine Shelton
  • 04-09-2019

Great listen!

This is a fabulous and fun book of adventure, learning and exploration. The wonderfully descriptive writing style of the author makes you feel like you are with her on these fabulous trips. At times hilarious.....and other times very poignant as she shares the stories of people met along the path of life. I highly recommend listening to this one.....and the narrator does a fantastic job. Enjoy!

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