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Elizabeth Eaves takes you all over the world in this very personal account of her love affair with travel. We see the world through her eyes, but we also see the phenomenon of who we become when we explore a new place alone.
"I traveled for love, and loved to travel, making it hard to disentangle cause from effect." Eaves's motivation is often love, or lust, and really, there is no "right" way to take a personal journey. She fell in love with who she became when she travelled, and the fulfillment she gained from her affairs along the way.
Unguarded and truthful, this audiobook helps reveal the siren's song of travel that's been calling all along. I'm ready to ditch my attachments and set out to find the world.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
What did you like best about Wanderlust? What did you like least?
I realize that the author's sexual exploits are part of the story, but I felt that it became redundant. Girl goes to new country. Girl meets guy. Girl has sex with guy until she decides she's tired of him. Girl moves on to new country and new guy. There's the story, in a nutshell.
What was most disappointing about Elisabeth Eaves’s story?
Maybe it was the narrator, but I felt the story was cold. I also thought it would be more about her travels and the experiences she had in the various countries, not focused mainly on who she hooked up with along the way.
Do you think Wanderlust needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Please, no. Once was enough.
Any additional comments?
I finished the book because I paid for it and was hoping, in the end, it would somehow reconcile itself. It didn't.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
A bit too much of a typical western traveler. More interested in drinking and shagging than the local customs, culture or how they might feel about such behaviour. She is not unusual in her attitude to other cultures but personally having encountered a few people 'travellers' it was not very interesting or inspiring.
I really enjoyed the honesty around this audio book. I thought that Elizabeth was very open and honest around what drove her decisions and her story which is rare it is as much a personal auto biography of her romantic life as travel journal. Too typically travel experiences are sugar coated Elizabeth. The story covers her experiences from early twenties and I think that her romantic history reflects that. This held my attention I enjoyed her reflection on wanderlust and travelling rather than the normal bragging of travel experience or immersion into a culture which becomes normal life. I like the dimension of perceptions of wanderlust maturing as she has.