30 Days of Books Challenge: Day 27 – A book you would write if you had all the resources

Drinking: Early Grey Classic, Fortnum & Mason

If I had unlimited resources, I would visit every country in the world and write a book about the journey.  I have long dreamed of traveling Lost Girls-style around the world.  Of course, my book would be much longer than theirs, because I would have no financial or logistical inhibitions to prevent me from visiting any city or country.

I would start my journey by backpacking the Pan-American highway through Central America, trying to hit every country.  I’d continue through South America to Tierra Del Fuego, then hop a boat to Antarctica. After visiting with the penguins for a while, I’d head up to South Africa, then work my way north, ending in Egypt to begin a tour of the Middle East and Europe.  After travelling through Russia, I’d wander around Asia until I felt like returning to the United States via Canada.

Ideally, I’d have a faithful travel companion in each country or region to translate for me and recommend good places to eat.  Since I’ll have infinite resources, I can also hire bodyguards or a private army in the more dangerous countries (Hi, Somalia!). I’ll be able to linger in places I love and leave places I dislike on a moment’s notice.  Helicopters, boats, small planes – I’ll be able to hire any of them (or learn to fly/drive) to get to the most remote places.

Of course, with the resources I’ll have at my disposal, I’ll also be able to work with communities to develop what they need, whether it be a school, a better road, or simply someone to talk to. I’ll volunteer on farms and in cities. And of course, any of my friends can join me at any time!

The result will be an epic travel journal for the world to travel along via armchair.

What would you write if you had all of the resources?


Author: Lisa M Fry

Freelance writer & copy-editor. Book lover. Feminist. American in London.

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