Passion for Place: Embracing Global Wanderlust (Hardcover)
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This story captures the improbable travel adventures of an isolated farm kid who grows into a geography professor. Representing different stages of adult life, the chapters are a series of journeys to six continents. These include the very first trip: from the family farm in rural New York State to the city of Mainz in Germany, a determined quest to visit all 3143 US counties, buddy trips to South America and Australia, a Fulbright assignment in Russia, Europe with kids, and university travel courses to the Czech Republic, Croatia, and Ghana. The author is a passionate traveler who creatively finds the means to explore the world and make adjustments when things don't go as planned. In sum, this volume demonstrates that travel is the best education that a little money can buy.