The nature of travel writing has changed, as has travel itself. Today the emphasis is on cultural travel and experiential travel, on learning first hand about the cultures one visits – their customs, their food, and how they think and feel.
Judith Fein, in her book Life is a Trip: The Transformative Magic of Travel, takes the reader along on that journey – no schedule, very few plans, no expectations, and being open to the unexpected, open to experience the people, and to have some really wild adventures. With her we ride a funeral boat in Mog Mog alongside the deceased’s body, hang out in a Mexican prison, apprentice with a shaman a la Don Juan, and eat camel meat.
Fein leads us on exotic adventures to meet the High Priest of the ancient Israelite Samaritans on a holy mountain, to visit a god in Guatemala, and many more just as exciting and transformative.
Whether planning on personally taking these journeys, writing about them or enjoying them from your armchair, Fein will leave you wide-eyed with the sharpness and depth of her journeys and her telling of these stories.
Keith Bellows, Editor-in-chief of National Geographic Traveler says of the book, “Life is a Trip, Judith Fein’s globetrotting adventures remind us that we travel to be changed, in big ways and small. This book is immensely readable, steeped in a spirit of connecting with place, with each other, and with our inner selves. Get a massage in Vietnam, travel the land of the witches, and meet the High Priest of the ancient Israelite Samaritans. You’re in the hands of a writer who has a keen eye and a singular voice.”
Judith Fein, a very unconventional travel writer, is a ten-year columnist for Spirituality & Health magazine and a contributor to nearly 100 other publications over her storied writing career. Fein’s interest in travel has always been a fascination for what lies beneath the surface.
Life is a Trip: The Transformative Magic of Travel
by Judith Fein
Price: $14.95 US
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Spirituality & Health Books
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Judith Fein – http://www.JudithFein.com/