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Get Lost

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Book: Get Lost: Seven Principles for Trekking Life with Grace and Other Life Lessons from Kick-Ass Women’s Adventure Travel
Author: Erin Leiden-Pariser
Format: Audiobook
Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Discovery/Change, Health & Fitness/Sports & Recreation
Places Featured: World Travel
Review Score: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (3 ½ stars rounded down)
Review: Erin Leiden-Pariser went down a few different paths before combining all of her passions into one career–a travel company called Sports Travel Adventure Therapy (STAT) where she takes women around the world “to support women in their physical, emotional and spiritual growth.” This book is the story of how she found that company and lessons she (and her clients) have learned along the way. I, too, believe in the healing power of travel and this book/topic is right up my alley (I even have a list of Twenty Travel Books about Self-Discovery), but this book wasn’t quite enough for me. I wasn’t particularly invested in the author, her clients, or her experiences. It is fairly clear that the author (and her clients) are quite privileged and while there’s nothing wrong with that, their attempts at wellness all seem superficial and I had hoped for more meaningful/personal lessons.

*I was given a version of this book for free in exchange for an honest book review. The audiobook version was released on 21 November 2023.

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It is a memoir in which the author reflects on what she learned from situations and gives us her insights from the experience.
I really liked the book. It's a book that heals and transforms us just by reading it, or in my case, listening to it.
The writing is simple and gets straight to the point, focusing on what the author want to get to us. And it arrives.
I really enjoyed these lessons and reinforcing what I already had in me. An exceptional book.

I really enjoyed listening to this book.
I think being read by the author brought a certain intimacy and a way things were said, with a feeling that reaches the listener.

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Listening to this book was like listening to a friend encourage me through stories of their own personal victories. Erin’s stories were filled with her experiences of not only visiting new places, but the people and culture that dwell there. Her attitude of open-mindedness, spirit of adventure, and desire to give back were all very inspiring. I love the idea of adventuring for physical and mental growth and wellness. With healthy doses of fun, of course! Overall it was a nice listen, and now I want to plan an adventure with friends! Thank you to NetGalley for the audio ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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The narrator/author has a very soothing, calm voice.

I originally thought the book would be sharing stories from adventure traveling and while it does have some of that, it is not the major theme. Its about your relationship to your body, your mind, your surroundings and the people around you.

I think the book is very relaxing but it is lacking a little oomph to keep interest a little higher. There is a lot of talk about meditation and spiritual awakening over wild adventure stories. So just keep that in mind.

I like the idea of her using the quarantine/lock down of COVID as a time to reflect on her life and share her memories with others.

Thank you to NetGalley, Erin Leider Pariser, and HighBridge Audio for the opportunity to listen to Get Lost. I have written this review voluntarily.

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The author shares principles that she uses during her adventure travel trips with women. These tips are designed to empower people to learn more about themselves than ever imagined and to guide you to create the life you want. The book is a mix of practical steps and exercises and real-life examples from the participants in the trip.

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Here is someone who has had a lot of adventures! What impressed me about her stories wasn't all the places she's been, but how she lives her adventures. She is open to experience and even used the words "magic" and "grace" to talk about how she lives.
I had several moments listening to this audiobook where I thought "Aha!" like when she talked about what it should be like to be in a yoga class. Instead of approaching yoga and meditation in a competitive spirit, it makes more sense to have a personal, spiritual experience. I have been reading books like this about how to push my own boundaries to live a calmer, more authentic life. Thanks to NetGalley for letting me listen to this.

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