Deb Kim Finding The Great Outdoors (In a Book)

Do I love to travel? Of course, who doesn’t? The great outdoors calls to me daily.  I’m a regular “Jackie London.” Well, that’s the call of the wild, but sometimes the great outdoors can be wild.  Prepare to be consumed with envy at this list of places I’ve traveled in the last few weeks:

Pecan Springs, TX 

Near and Far Sawrey, England 

Barnwell, OH 

Bainbridge Island

Popularville, USA 

The Caribbean 

The best thing about reading is that you can travel all over the world from the comfort of your own home. No intrusive pat downs, no stale donuts and overcooked coffee at a rest stop, no traffic jams. No sunburns either!  Where have you been lately?

9 Replies to “Deb Kim Finding The Great Outdoors (In a Book)”

  1. This is also one of my very favorite things about reading – getting to visit and live in different places, different lives, different times.

    I need to find a good book to take me to Australia. Any suggestions?

    1. For a good Australia-specific book, try Bill Bryson’s “In a Sunburned Country.”

      For an all-around amazing book about travel, I adore Franz Weizner’s memoir “Honeymoon With My Brother.” One of my favorite books EVER. Here’s a blurb:

      This is the true story of Franz Wisner, a man who thought he had it all- a high profile career and the fiancée of his dreams- when suddenly, his life turned upside down. Just days before they were to be married, his fiancée called off the wedding. Luckily, his large support network of family and friends wouldn’t let him succumb to his misery. They decided Franz should have a wedding and a honeymoon anyway- there just wouldn’t be a bride at the ceremony, and Franz’ travel companion would be his brother, Kurt.

      During the “honeymoon,” Franz reconnected with his brother and began to look at his life with newfound perspective. The brothers decided to leave their old lives behind them. They quit their jobs, sold all their possessions, and traveled around the world, visiting fifty-three countries for the next two years. In Honeymoon With My Brother, Franz recounts this remarkable journey, during which he turned his heartbreak into an opportunity to learn about himself, the world, and the brother he hardly knew.

        1. Wow, thanks!

          I can’t remember if I read Wisner’s book or just heard about it, but I’ve definitely heard about Bryson and will check both out!


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