2017 Travel Reading List

I will never forget the surprise of San Francisco–the lusty, big-breasted, glittering, and thigh-slapping shock of it.” – Augusten Burroughs, Lust & Wonder

Lust & Wonder

“…the right to think, to speak, and to write in freedom and without fear is ultimately a more sacred thing than any religion.” ― Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Heretic



“Like daffodils in the early days of spring, my neurons were resprouting receptors as the winter of the illness ebbed.”― Susannah Cahalan, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

 Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness


“Salt is so common, so easy to obtain, and so inexpensive that we have forgotten that from the beginning of civilization until about 100 years ago, salt was one of the most sought-after commodities in human history.”-Mark Kurlansky, Salt: A World History

 Salt: A World History


““Argue like you’re right and listen like you’re wrong.”― Adam M. Grant, Originals: How Nonconformists Move the World”

 Originals: How Nonconformists Move the World


“This is the story of two boys living in Baltimore with similar histories and an identical name: Wes Moore. One of us is free…The other will spend every day until his death behind bars…The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.”

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates



  1. Love this! I admire you. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and travels. I’ve raised 2 kids alone, and hope to be traveling to my dream spots soon. Dreams do come true with hard work and determination! Fondly, Jennifer

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comment. Hard work and determination are key in reaching any destination you choose. Raising two kids alone, you’ve done hard work. Set your sight, map out a plan and go. Traveling is such an enriching experience. There are resources available for travel seekers. I plan to add a resource section to my blog soon. Hope you will find it useful to pursue your own travel dreams.


      1. I look forward to reading your advice and articles soon! Thanks for replying. Happy Memorial Day! Jennifer

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