Laurie Gough boldly embraces the pilgrim's road with wisdom beyond her years. In Fiji, she falls in love with a young islander, meets his Giant Aunts and evil Uncle Vix, eats gargantuan meals, drinks kava, and shares stories of her travels while learning about life under the stars of the Southern Cross. While visiting the labyrinthine city of Fez in Morocco, she turns the tables on a carpet salesman who attempts an ancient scam. In Malaysia, she fends off the devil himself in the guise of a Penang taxi driver. On the back of a potbellied biker's motorcycle, she roars across the breadth of Canada with hardly a moment to admire the landscape. In the Italian Alps, she sees the dark side of wanderlust, and the transformation of her own innocent spirit of adventure... More than a travelogue, this is a passionate and inspiring voyage of discovery.
A newcomer to travel writing, Gough 'clings to the notion of paradise... to yank the kite strings of fancy' as she is lured onto the traveller's road. She journeys from Fiji to California and from Morocco to Malaysia with an open mind and a big heart. (Kirkus UK)