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By Lisa Alpine | Comments: ( 974 ) | Date: ( Oct 24, 2019 )

Foreword Reviews Gold Medal winner INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award for Travel Best Travel Book and Best Book Cover North American Book Awards Honorable Mention from the San Francisco Book Festival Awards I would have preferred a Dishonorable Mention much spicier From licking a Monet in Paris, to pushing an abusive macho honeymooner off his sailboat in the shark infestForeword Reviews Gold Medal winner INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award for Travel Best Travel Book and Best Book Cover North American Book Awards Honorable Mention from the San Francisco Book Festival Awards I would have preferred a Dishonorable Mention much spicier From licking a Monet in Paris, to pushing an abusive macho honeymooner off his sailboat in the shark infested Galapagos, to saving her toddler son from a charging bull elephant in Africa, these delightful tales will inspire readers to follow the call of a wild life and leave home with their doors unlocked The fourteen original tales in Wild Life Include many of Alpine s award winning stories Fish Trader Ray recipient of the Best Travel Story of the Year Rada s Bloom winner of Best Character Solas Gold and Trumpets of Warning for Best Animal Encounter Lisa s love of travel and her fierce determination to push all boundaries, takes the reader with her on a thoughtful, fun and fearless journey Lisa opens herself and the reader to the world and explores with courage, the physical world around her and the philosophical world within Maureen Wheeler, founder Lonely Planet When you re hitchhiking about in foreign lands, whether in France, Morocco, or perhaps New Zealand, it helps as California girl Lisa Alpine discovered to be young, blond, persistent, and female And to get along, once you ve reached an approximate destination in hardscrabble exotica, you should be friendly, fearless, and sometimes counter intuitively trusting There is daring, humor, and even a bit of Eros in the fourteen stories that span her life from the innocence of eighteen, when she was struck with wanderlust, into middle age I am a woman who wanders and wonders and writes, she explains And what wandering there s been, beginning in Paris, where she tasted art by licking a Monet In Vienna, she asked an old woman, who turned out to be a survivor of Auschwitz, where she might find cheap lodging and ended up as the woman s house guest She met the chauffeur of Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones in Switzerland and was offered a job babysitting Richards s two children, but after witnessing a temper tantrum by Richards s live in girlfriend, declined and took a job as a bartender, offering free drinks in order to get her slave driving boss, who held her passport as ransom, to fire her She had the sort of inevitable adventure that tests us all, coping with her mother s dementia before her death on Mother s Day, 2011 In a bittersweet way, it was probably her most admirable adventure of all Foreword Reviews Lisa Alpine is a wild woman, whose stories really are not only funny and heartfelt, but encouraging go farther, travel deeper, and know yourself better Amy Gigi Alexander, writer Lisa Alpine s winning title tells much about her personal timeline, and the bestiary of good, bad, ugly or rare characters encountered in these sometimes breathless pages David Downie, author of Paris to the Pyrenees and A Passion for Paris These stories transport the reader to exotic places all over the world yet encapsulate iconic moments in an American life that any woman will recognize From quirky teenager to adventurous mother, Alpine s audacity shocks us in a way that makes us wish we had been following in her footsteps all these years Lisa Alpine is an unabashed combination of Graham Greene and Isadora Duncan with runaway stories that are charming and disheveled snapshots of an unapologetically wild life Carla King, Misadventures Media I never tire of talking to Lisa Alpine about her exploits, adventures, and fascinating life She has carved a path that is an inspiration to any free spirited, or secretly free spirited, woman Constance Hale, author of Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch and Sin and Syntax Lisa s stories are not only packed with the humor and adventure that comes from being a solo woman traveler, but also filled with compassion that cuts to the core of what travel is all about a deep connection to a people and place found when we shed our protective armor and remember we are all human Kimberley Lovato, author of Walnut Wine and Truffle Grove


  • Title: Wild Life: Travel Adventures of a Worldly Woman
  • Author: Lisa Alpine
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  • Page: 392
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Lisa Alpine

Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Gold Winner for Travel Lisa Alpine is the author of Wild Life Travel Adventures of a Worldly Woman INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award and 1st Place winner Travel Book 2014 North American Book Awards and Exotic Life Travel Tales of an Adventurous Woman 1st place winner Memoir 2014 North American Book Awards Best Women s Adventure Memoir BAIPA Book Awards She is the winner of many awards including the 2014 Solas Award silver medal for Best Travel Story of the Year for her story Fish Trader Ray included in Wild Life and Travelers Tales Best Travel Writing Vol 10 Lisa curates and hosts Titillating Adventure Travel Tales Told by an All Star Cast literary series held at the Mill Valley Library and at Book Passage in California Her stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Mambo Poa, Travelers Tales Best Travel Writing, BATW s Travel Stories From Around the Globe, Lonely Planet Tales From Nowhere,I Should Have Stayed Home, I Should Have Gone Home, and Hyenas Laughed at Me and Now I Know Why She is the winner of the 2013 bronze medal under Animal Encounter for Trumpets of Warning and the 2012 gold medal for Most Unforgettable Character in her story, Rada s Bloom These stories are included in Wild Life Travel Adventures of a Worldly Woman.Lisa is an accomplished teacher leading workshops on Poetry in Motion, The Writer s Toolbox, and travel writing at The Writing Salon She teaches dance as a healing art form at retreat centers around the world.Lisa is a member of Bay Area Travel Writers and Women s National Book Association, and on the board of the arts and cultural center Kalani on the Big Island of Hawai i.Extended Bio The day she turned eighteen, Lisa Alpine moved to Paris Over the next decade, she waitressed in Switzerland and picked olives in Greece, paddled the River, and created Dream Weaver Imports, a South American import company with two retail stores and a wholesale business in San Francisco.In 1983, she gave birth to Galen Marc Alpine That same year, she founded and published The Fax newspaper in Marin County, California She then went on to be the Pacific Sun s Getaway columnist for than a decade During this period she also freelanced for Frommers America on Wheels, Common Ground, San Francisco Examiner, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Mothering Magazine, Paddler Magazine, Physicians Travel Meeting Guide, Specialty Travel Index, and many other publications You can still read about her exotic escapes to Albania, Morocco, Fiji, Italy, Ireland even Medford in her Global Getaways column in Examiner.With her writing group, the Wild Writing Women, she co authored Wild Writing Women Stories of World Travel published by Globe Pequot Press.In 2009 Lisa started Good to Go Media with Carla King, a venture that helped authors get their books out of their head and into the marketplace They offered workshops and co authored the Self Publishing Boot Camp Workbook Ten Steps to Self Publishing Success , which they, of course, self published She teaches travel writing at The Writing Salon in San Francisco and Berkeley and at Kalani Resort on the Big Island of Hawai i For the last two decades, she has also led a plethora of writing and dance workshops in Hawai i, New Mexico, Italy, Mexico, and France.She is currently working on several new titles to be published by Dancing Words Press Upcoming titles include an embellished historical nonfiction, Wild Blood Horse Thieves and Whores , about her renegade birth parents and their Gold Rush roots On a completely different track, her next anthology Dance Life will be a collection of wild stories about dancing around the globe blended with the body wisdom she has gleaned from twenty years of teaching dance as an ecstatic and healing art form.Lisa volunteers for Earth Island Institute and SaveJapanDolphins



Comments Wild Life: Travel Adventures of a Worldly Woman

  • Linda

    I am reluctantly giving Wild Life five stars because it was too short. I really wanted more of the outrageous adventures of Lisa Alpine. I often say that I am grateful to have survived my youth, in Lisa's case I think it a miracle that he came through unscathed. I truly admire her moxey and free-wheeling adventuresome spirit that has taken her around the globe and into the arms of more than one handsome stranger. I did feel anxious when she carried forward her adventures with her new born son, s [...]


  • Veronica

    Lisa Alpine has a way with words, descriptions, and story-telling that inspire me to live a wild life of my own. I love the way she writes and shares her adventures! Truly a masterpiece.


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