I wrote parts of Cooks, Clowns, and Cowboys, a new Lonely Planet coffee table book that’s crammed with 101 fun, challenging, and enriching adventures to have around the world. Just picture yourself training camels in Egypt, painting silk in Nepal, building a hut in Senegal, banking curves on a roller derby track in California, or foraging for lunch in New York’s Central Park. (Those last two are mine.) Yes, yes, yes! Too much fun. (Compare to reality: I am sitting on my couch watching plumbers fix the radiator.)
It’s a travel book that’s as much about exploring the world as it is about exploring your own potential. Also, there are lots pretty pictures to stare at and dream.