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Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents | [Elisabeth Eaves]

Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents

Spanning 15 years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves’ insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures. Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exotic, both in culture and in romance.
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Spanning 15 years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves’ insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures. Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exotic, both in culture and in romance. In the jungles of Papua New Guinea, she loses herself - literally - to an Australian tour guide; in Cairo, she reconnects with her high school sweetheart, 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, traditional relationships do not.

Wanderlust, however, is more than a chronological conquest of men and countries: at its core, it’s a journey of self-discovery. In the course of her travels, Eaves finds herself and the sense of home she’s been lacking since childhoodand she sheds light on a growing culture of young women who have the freedom and inclination to define their own, increasingly global, lifestyles, unfettered by traditional roles and conventions of past generations of women.

©2011 Elisabeth Eaves (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 06-19-14
    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 06-19-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South."

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    "Travel for Love and Love of Travel"

    Elizabeth Eaves takes you all over the world in this very personal account of her love affair with travel. We see the world through her eyes, but we also see the phenomenon of who we become when we explore a new place alone.

    "I traveled for love, and loved to travel, making it hard to disentangle cause from effect." Eaves's motivation is often love, or lust, and really, there is no "right" way to take a personal journey. She fell in love with who she became when she travelled, and the fulfillment she gained from her affairs along the way.

    Unguarded and truthful, this audiobook helps reveal the siren's song of travel that's been calling all along. I'm ready to ditch my attachments and set out to find the world.

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    Toby Portsmouth, NH, United States 03-08-14
    Toby Portsmouth, NH, United States 03-08-14 Member Since 2010

    Anglophile. Prefer only British fiction and mysteries. Good translations of Italian, too.

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    "A grand travel memoir for a modern woman"
    Where does Wanderlust rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Amongst the travel memoirs, it ranks very high. I like that the author is a modern, intelligent woman not directed by the need to be "traditionally" the dumb woman.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wanderlust?

    Many. I liked the scenes in Paris and New Guinea in particular. Also, her descriptions of Seattle resonated with me.


    What three words best describe Erin Bennett’s voice?

    Soothing to listen.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, it did not make me cry. It stoked my own wanderlust and love of travel.


    Any additional comments?

    Great to read a book like this by a woman who is not constrained by notions of hearth and children. Also, that she is intelligent. A rarity in most American published books written by woman. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and insightful read.

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