Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2011 - Large print books - 396 pages
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Spanning 15 years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves's 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.
 

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User Review  - Alie - LibraryThing

I loved this book! I often find travel writing dry, but that was not the case with Wanderlust. I enjoyed every page and felt that Elisabeth is honest about the scary parts of travel as well as the ... Read full review

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User Review  - kraaivrouw - LibraryThing

I've spent pretty much my whole life doing whatever it was that other people told me I couldn't do. If you tell me I can't do something, I will definitely do it and better than you - that counts for ... Read full review

Contents

LIBERATION
1
ON INSPIRATION
2
ON WANTING MORE
16
ON ROOTS
31
ON COMING AND GOING
33
ON PROMISES 36 Chapter 5 ON OBJECTIFICATION
51
ON MAKING FRIENDS
64
ON BEING AN ALIEN
69
ON CULTURE SHOCK 151 Chapter 14 ON COGNITIVE DISSONANCE
158
ON CUTTING TIES
174
ON BOYS
188
ON BETRAYAL
204
ON SPONTANEITY
208
ON TAMING NATURE
212
ON LOVE
223
ON BEING FAR AWAY
253

ON ADAPTATION
90
ON REENTRU
100
ON ESTABLISHING AN INTERNATIONAL CAREER
108
ON DIFFICULTY
132
LUCK
140
ON SETTLING DOWN
141
ON ESCAPE
262
ON GOING TO SEA
264
ON TEMPTATION
280
MOMENTUM
286
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About the author (2011)

Elisabeth Eaves was born and raised in Vancouver. She has a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University and has worked as a journalist for Reuters. She lives in New York City.

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