Sergio Troncoso, author of A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son and Nobody’s Pilgrims

I so thoroughly enjoyed Karen Gershowitz’s Travel Mania. What adventures across the globe! I loved the vignettes of her life in far flung places–Cairo, Singapore, a rodeo in Wyoming, climbing Kilimanjaro, on an elephant in Thailand–from business trips to excursions on a whim. I was there with her, as she struggled with misadventures or found unexpected friends or simply tested herself in places so utterly foreign in language, culture, and circumstance that she needed to find something new within her to survive and thrive. And that’s what I valued most of all about this book: Karen Gershowitz is a wonderful companion and excellent storyteller. Travel Mania will help you appreciate how traveling the world is one of the best ways to find out who you really are.