Nina Sovich had always yearned for adventures in faraway places; she imagined herself leading the life of a solitary traveler. Yet at the age of 34, she found herself married and contemplating motherhood. Unwittingly, she had followed life’s script, and now she needed to cast it out. Inspired by female explorers like Mary Kingsley, who explored Gabon’s jungle in the 1890s, and Karen Blixen, who ran a farm in Kenya during World War I, Sovich packed her bags and hopped on the next plane to Africa in search of adventure.
"Touring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Baltimore—Reborn and Revitalized" is from the January 24, 2017 Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Nina Sovich and narrated by Paul Ryden.