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  • By Keith Waldon
    Jul 2, 2015
    Leaving your past and possessions behind and traveling to exotic locales non-stop for years is something many of us will just dream about. Lucky for us John transports us too, giving us insight to a life-changing journey that will undoubtedly inspire wanderlust and soul searching in equal parts. You know that feeling you have after you've jumped off the cliff, sunk deep into the water and emerged for the best breath of air you've ever had? Go ahead and dive into this charming story of a most magical journey.
  • By Timothy J Birchard
    May 14, 2015
    I'm giving John Langford's book five stars for a number of reasons. First off, it's fun. I enjoyed reading it. There's a lightheartedness to it that reminds me of the value of living life with a light touch. Second, I've always wanted to see the world. John's eye for detail and knack for turning a phrase made me feel like I was looking over his shoulder at so many different scenes... I could almost taste the kava and feel my own joints aching. I could almost see and hear the monkey's warning. Third, I'm taking away some precious reminders about life: Sometimes the only barrier between me and my goal is my own mindset. Sometimes the best answer is a smile. Sometimes the best thing to do is set and maintain a healthy boundary. Sometimes I need to take a deep breath before I speak. And sometimes a good haiku can capture volumes.
  • By Matt Lemke
    Apr 29, 2015
    What a joy it was to read this little gem; short, fun, engaging, and humorous stories set in faraway places, populated by people that might look and sound different from me and yet through the author's warmth and honest engagement with them, are all very relateable. Interestingly for me, I read this at a time in my life where most of the stories had a subtle, parable-like quality to them, reminding me to be more available and present for people, to accept randomness and uncertainty, and to remember that a sense of wonder and humor is our best antidote against life's mishaps and missteps. This is a book that you will keep on your bookshelf for years to revisit again and again.
  • By Jan Chapman
    Apr 13, 2015
    All good trips are, like love, about being carried out of yourself and being deposited in the midst of terror and wonder. (A quote from global author Pico Iyer). And so begins this honest, engaging, and delightful accounting of a three-year, one-man adventure that takes the reader along for a once-in-a-lifetime journey with no itinerary or ulterior motive beyond the moment to moment experience of new places and faces. Langford is a magnificent tour guide for the meek among us, as he shares, with an authentic voice, an assortment of joys – from sipping kava with tribesmen in Fiji to mingling with sheikhs in Qatar to motorcycling with a monk in Thailand. He takes us to New Zealand and Hong Kong and Laos...Kenya, Easter Island, Havana...with so many amazing stops along the way. It’s a dizzying trip full of generosity, unexpected beauty, and the kind of soul searching that only happens when you face the road before you alone. Pick up the book to have your travel bug tickled. Buy the... More > companion One Thousand Days to see this talented photographer’s images from his incredible sojourn. But don’t be surprised to find your perspective on the world-at-large changed by this forthright telling of stories from a traveler who is not afraid to dream the big dream, take the first step, and follow his wanderlust heart from village to village around the globe.< Less
  • By Rhonda Warren
    Apr 5, 2015
    This was a fun and engaging read and John Langford's humility, graciousness and sense of trust in the unknown is inspiring. Traveling the world with a tight budget and an open heart has resulted in a collection of humorous and touching accounts that provide insight into a world of people and places that many of us won't have the opportunity or, let's be honest, the mettle to experience first hand. Kudos!
  • By Rene Harbison
    Apr 3, 2015
    John Langford has written a travel anthology filled to the brim with the warmth of human kindness. This book is not black and white, this book is color!... It is wonder, and humor, authenticity, and transparency, The storytelling is superb. A vision through the eyes, mind, heart and soul of a man courageous enough to sell everything he owned and travel the world alone, for 3 years! As much as one can experience another's journey, John takes the reader on an extended romp through his world tour! Jump on the train, live vicariously, its a good ride!
  • By jklwood
    Mar 28, 2015
    John Langford made a concious choice to leave everything familiar behind and see a big chunk of the world. He travels not only with his wide-open artist's eye, but also with an open mind and open heart. This smoothly written collection of essays and vignettes is testimony to how travel could be if every Westerner could engage the world with the grace described in these pages.
  • By Robert Brittenham
    Mar 17, 2015
    John Langford did the unthinkable. He sold everything (not an exaggeration!) he owned and took a three-year journey around the world. This book chronicles John's global trek. His stories will have you laughing, shaking your head with a "What the . . ." and amaze you with each turn of the page. I swear I exclaimed "WOW" out loud at least a hundred times throughout these 200 pages. This book is an excellent way to assume vicariously a life most of us wish we had the courage to live.
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Product Details

Publisher
Vagabond Publications
Published
February 18, 2015
Language
English
Pages
208
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.42 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.5 wide x 8.5 tall
Product ID
22050701
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