Karen Gershowitz’s second travel book, Wanderlust: Extraordinary People, Quirky Places and Curious Cuisine, is a tasting menu of travel. Vignettes from her decades of travel to dozens of countries are tempting morsels and a pleasurable read.
As a fellow Travel Addict, I love to read stories about adventure travel, and Wanderlust didn’t disappoint.Karen ventures to places where most humans would never consider. Just read about her camping escapades in Tanzania to admire her bravery, tolerance and quest to push the envelope of a quirky travel experience, including the consumption of scary looking food.That is one of … Read More
In Wanderlust, Karen Gershowitz once again transports us across the globe, and this time her whirlwind digest includes, well, digestion! From sipping lulada in Colombia to nibbling ugali in Tanzania, her tongue remains intrepid, her curiosity unquenchable, her storytelling delectable. “All artists are driven by a need to try something new, push the medium a bit further,” she writes, and … Read More
Karen’s globetrotting tale celebrates a truly inspiring lifetime worth of journey. Her voyage demonstrates that adventure and transformation begin with you – and how you can make it happen for yourself. An exhilarating story that is a must-read.”
With an eye for the unique and a penchant for trying everything, Gershowitz is the best kind of traveler. A master of sharing the essence of place, she makes us laugh, nod our heads, want to try new things. She inspires us to travel and learn about the world.
For someone who’s been stubbornly holding out for teleportation before undertaking any extensive travel (that would be me), Wanderlust is a Godsend. Karen Gershowitz offers what amounts to a virtual reality tour, including the smells, tastes, and personalities she’s experienced on her many trips to the plethora of countries and cities she’s visited over the years. Great book for the … Read More
You’ve heard of going around the world in 80 days? You can do that in less time with Karen Gershowitz’s new book, Wanderlust: Extraordinary People, Quirky Places. and Curious Cuisine. From Marrakesh to Malaysia to Montana, Gershowitz mines her memories, notebooks, and photos to take you places you’ll want to visit and introduce you to food you may or may … Read More
The book reflects the author’s love of globe-trotting adventure and describes how she built her whole life around it by getting a job in which she effectively got paid to travel. Her recollections take readers to many places around the world, from Southeast Asia to the Galápagos Islands to the American West, as she trekked for business and pleasure. These … Read More
Karen Gershowitz is to be applauded for her sheer verve, which is on delightful display in this rollicking travelogue: Travel Mania. From the beginning one senses that Gershowitz is experiencing a kind of undeniable, enthralling need—the near-manic need to go somewhere else then somewhere else again. We—as safer, armchair travelers—get the unexpected benefits of that addiction, learning so much more than … Read More
Buckle up! Travel Mania is pure adventure and passion, circling and crisscrossing our exotic globe, ever eager for the next horizon. From those pre safety-belt days in the back seat of a DeSoto to the uncertain risks of traveling during our present-day pandemic, each leg of Karen Gershowitz’ lifelong voyage is fueled with insights and intimacy, humor and poignancy. This is no mere itinerary or travelogue, but an … Read More
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