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Adventures of a Railway Nomad: How Our Journeys Guide Us Home by [McCann, Karen]

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Editorial Reviews


"Hilarious, inspiring, and beautifully written. Karen McCann proves that you can head off on an adventure at any age. Sixty is the new twenty." - George Mahood, author of Free Country
"Adventurous, bold ... full of twists and surprises." - Chris Brady, NY Times bestselling author of A Month of Italy
"Karen's storytelling is, if possible, even more enticing than her astonishing journey." -Alicia Bay Laurel, author of Living on the Earth
"With warmth, wisdom and humor, McCann shares their adventures and misadventures as they travel 6000 miles through 13 countries. I loved this book and laughed out loud on more than a few occasions; I have officially added a few new destinations to my bucket list!" - Susan Pohlman, author of Halfway to Each Other
"A thoroughly enjoyable whistle stop tour of Europe's roads less traveled... Six thousand miles across thirteen countries in eighty-two days and never a dull moment." - David and Veronica James, authors of Going Gypsy

About the Author

Eleven years ago I was a journalist in Ohio, following an early-to-bed, organic-vegetables-fresh-from-our-garden lifestyle. It would never have occurred to me to have wine with lunch, take a siesta in the afternoon, or stay out until 2:00 in the morning, even on New Year's Eve. Then my husband and I came to southern Spain for a short vacation, and we were hooked. We began spending more and more time in Seville, and in 2004 we moved here "for a year." And made it our home. The story of that transition can be found in my book DANCING IN THE FOUNTAIN.
          Ten years later, as I eased into my sixties, I began to wonder whether I could still have the kinds of spontaneous travel adventures I'd enjoyed in my youth. So one August morning, I walked out of my Seville home taking nothing but a small, roll-aboard bag, a Eurail pass, and my husband. I wanted to try traveling with no fixed time limit, no reservations, and only a loose itinerary. I spent three months on trains, traveling 6000 miles through 13 countries, mostly in Eastern Europe. The results - often hilarious, occasionally harrowing, definitely life-changing - form the basis of my new book ADVENTURES OF A RAILWAY NOMAD.  
          Why do I love living and traveling abroad? I was recently interviewed by LA Times Travel Editor Catharine Hamm, who summed it up this way at the end of the article: "Travel requires you to be braver than you think you are, whether it's for a week or a year, and involves the joy of finding a better, smarter, stronger self that lasts well past the day you put away your suitcase if, indeed, that day ever comes."

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  • File Size: 3948 KB
  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Café Society Press (April 15, 2015)
  • Publication Date: April 15, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00SS19MX4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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