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Travel Anywhere (and Avoid Being a Tourist)

Travel Anywhere (and Avoid Being a Tourist)

by Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati
Publication Date: 01/04/2019

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The world is a big place, but authors Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati have done the leg work for you, discovering the latest and best destinations, hotels, travel trends, wellness locales and co-working spaces to help you Travel Anywhere (and Avoid Being a Tourist).

From the founders of travel website Fathom, this book is all about how and where you should be traveling right now. Discover the places everyone will be talking about, plus a few of the classic destinations that deserve to be revisited time and again. Recharge your batteries (and not your phone) by going off-grid and trying a digital detox; or focus on mind, body and spirit with feel-good wellness destinations and top voluntourism ideas.

Find out how you can leave your desk behind and make the world your global office. And if you like to stick to the basics - food and shelter - discover the places that elevate both to an art in chapters on the world's top foodie escapes and the hotels that are the destination. You'll find all the inspiration and practical tips you need to indulge your passion and turn your next holiday into an adventure.

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Part pragmatist, part nostalgist, and wholehearted enthusiast of the irreverent, Jeralyn Gerba grew up in a house filled with books – history, fiction, science, reference – that stoked her curiosity for people, places, and things.

She started traveling when she finally made enough money from summer jobs to do so, and, while based in New York City for university, she also studied art history in Italy, politics and society in South Africa, and food culture in Louisiana, among other things.

She started writing about art, culture, nightlife, food, and items people make by hand, and figured out that she was happiest when comparing and collecting those observations with others. She was hooked on visiting cities until she started hiking volcanoes, swimming in lagoons, and bicycle riding through rustic, unpaved lands.

These days, her favorite destinations are places on the verge of change – probably because they are a visceral reminder that nothing is static, provide an opportunity to capture transformation in the making, and force her to embrace the unknown. For Jeralyn, travel feels the best when a challenge is met with a breakthrough and a homemade snack on the other side.

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