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Avoiding Prison and Other Noble Vacation Goals: Adventures in Love and Danger

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From salsa dancing in a rum-induced haze and struggling to exercise in Colombia (“the guerillas were using the track again today”), to crossing international borders unconventionally and dodging bombs in Lebanon (“the good news was that they were ‘small bombs’”), Wendy somehow manages to find herself in the midst of hysterical, adventurous, and often illegal situations. Case in point—every time she heads to Costa Rica, she is forced to visit another prison. Although a jail may not be everyone’s idea of a place to land a date, Wendy soon falls in love with a man, a country, and its people and risks everything she has to clear his name.

Avoiding Prison and Other Noble Vacation Goals is a bumpy and hilarious ride in which Wendy discovers that a successful vacation—much like that elusive thing, happiness—can be found in some of the most unlikely places imaginable.

Review:

"What do you get when you mix David Sedaris, Lucille Ball, and a fifth of tequila in a blender? You get Wendy Dale, who is quite possibly the funniest travel writer since Homer. But strain off the foamy giggles, and what you're left with is this: a raw, smart, and passionate woman, in search of herself and awestruck at the beauty of even the ugliest corners of the earth." Deborah Copaken Kogan, author of Shutterbabe

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From salsa dancing in a rum-induced haze and struggling to exercise in Colombia (“the guerillas were using the track again today”), to crossing international borders unconventionally and dodging bombs in Lebanon (“the good news was that they were ‘small bombs”), Wendy somehow manages to find herself in the midst of hysterical, adventurous, and often illegal situations. Case in pointevery time she heads to Costa Rica, she is forced to visit another prison. Although a jail may not be everyones idea of a place to ?nd a date, Wendy soon falls in love with a man, a country, and its people and risks everything she has to clear his name.

Avoiding Prison and Other Noble Vacation Goals is a bumpy and hilarious ride in which Wendy discovers that a successful vacationmuch like that elusive thing, happinesscan be found in some of the most unlikely places imaginable.

Synopsis:

Just when gainfully employed 20-something Wendy Dale thinks she can't take anymore, her parents sell everything they own and move to Honduras with no plan. And then things get interesting.

About the Author

Wendy Dale is the cowriter of the Emmy-nominated television feature The New Adventures of Mother Goose. She lives in Los Angeles. This is her first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780609809839
Subtitle:
Adventures in Love and Danger
Author:
Dale, Wendy
Author:
Dale
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Dale, Wendy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
2001-10
Publication Date:
20030527
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.2 x .8 in .55 lb

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Product details 336 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9780609809839 Reviews:
"Review" by , "What do you get when you mix David Sedaris, Lucille Ball, and a fifth of tequila in a blender? You get Wendy Dale, who is quite possibly the funniest travel writer since Homer. But strain off the foamy giggles, and what you're left with is this: a raw, smart, and passionate woman, in search of herself and awestruck at the beauty of even the ugliest corners of the earth."
"Synopsis" by , From salsa dancing in a rum-induced haze and struggling to exercise in Colombia (“the guerillas were using the track again today”), to crossing international borders unconventionally and dodging bombs in Lebanon (“the good news was that they were ‘small bombs”), Wendy somehow manages to find herself in the midst of hysterical, adventurous, and often illegal situations. Case in pointevery time she heads to Costa Rica, she is forced to visit another prison. Although a jail may not be everyones idea of a place to ?nd a date, Wendy soon falls in love with a man, a country, and its people and risks everything she has to clear his name.

Avoiding Prison and Other Noble Vacation Goals is a bumpy and hilarious ride in which Wendy discovers that a successful vacationmuch like that elusive thing, happinesscan be found in some of the most unlikely places imaginable.

"Synopsis" by , Just when gainfully employed 20-something Wendy Dale thinks she can't take anymore, her parents sell everything they own and move to Honduras with no plan. And then things get interesting.
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