Another book review! What can I say? I like living vicariously through others’ trips while I wait to embark on my next one. After I finished WIWDWYWB, I started The Lost Girls. The tagline is “three friends. four continents. one unconventional detour around the world.” When they are 28, three friends living in New York City are at a crossroads: All three are on the fast track to growth in their careers, marriage, kids, mortgage, the whole American Dream shebang. Until one day, they ask themselves if that is what they truly want, or if it is merely what they have been conditioned since childhood to want.
They decide to go on a year long RTW trip, traveling through South America, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The threesome have different personalities, and therefore different travel desires, which means that they sometimes travel solo or as a twosome.
The book is a long one (538 pages), but I found myself engrossed from the very beginning. It helps that the reader is able to see each destination from the point of view of each Lost Girl. Each woman has her own unique way of experiencing and seeing the world, and as a reader I appreciated the authors not trying to tell one, unified story. The writers also don’t attempt to make their trip about going through some drastic and dramatic transformation–they are three normal girls who decided to ditch the rat race to adventure around the world.
More than anything, this book made me want my besties to come on my 2016 gap year with me! In reality, though, I only have two friends who would actually seriously consider leaving their jobs for travel (Lexi and Allison, I’m looking at yall). But hey, that means I only have to convince two people 🙂
Would you ever travel for a year with your friends?