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While I Walk: Solo Adventuring in the Vast, Beautiful World

Author(s): Rachel Durchslag

Location(s): South America, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Current Day

Thoughtful and authentic, this powerful memoir explores not only who we are in the world but what the world longs to teach us. Join explorer Rachel Durchslag as she travels and hikes in Nepal, Chile, Japan and beyond. Beautifully blending memoir and travel logistics, “While I Walk” is an invitation to explore the most stunning trails across the globe. Honest and vulnerable, this book captures the transformation of hiking alone in the unknown.

“While I Walk” explores the life lessons learned on and off the trail, from getting through devastating injuries, falling in love, asking for help, to creating connections with others across the globe. With hand-drawn illustrations of each trail map, firsthand travel advice, and even a vegan recipe from each region, the chapters conclude with the logistical information needed to get on a plane and hike these trails.

Aspirational travelers, first-time and long-term hikers, and memoir enthusiasts alike will find fresh appreciation in this enjoyable travel guide meets memoir.

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