Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Lost Girls - A Book Review

The Lost Girls – Three Friends, Four Continents, one unconventional detour around the world…

Authors – Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett and Amanda Pressner

If you have ever wanted to just walk away from current your life and trade it all in for a backpack to travel around the world, this book will certainly provide enough inspiration to encourage you to live that dream!

I received this book as a birthday present a few months ago and just got around to reading it recently. Anyone close to me knows that I love to travel but sometimes things get in the way and stop me from doing as much traveling as I would like. Reading The Lost Girls helped me realize that nothing is really in the way if I really want something. After all, the book does center around three young, successful women with careers, relationships and lives in New York City who put it all aside and risk losing it all in order to go on a year-long adventure around the world.

Throughout that year long adventure, Jennifer, Holly and Amanda experience the good and the bad that can occur while on a long-term trip. Through the bad (failed love, sickness, horrible sleeping conditions just to name a few), they still manage to finish the trip to the bitter-sweet end even though the worries of how life will be after the trip was always on the back of their minds. Through the good (unforgettable experiences, new friends and newfound outlooks on life) these three women formed an unbreakable bond of friendship that only people who travel together long-term could ever understand. Travel is one of the most fulfilling and educational things we can do in our lives and three women, through this wonderfully written book, certainly give us more reasons to believe that and I for one have learned a lot from The Lost Girls and have already started plans for my next big adventure abroad!

If you are like me and love to travel and want to travel more but are either afraid or think your life circumstances will not allow you to do so, than this book just might be the inspiration you need to pack those bags and see the world while you still can!

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