Embark on a Journey of Hiking, Culture, and Wisdom Across Nepal, Chile, Japan, Europe & the US
After dedicating years to the nonprofit world, Rachel Durchslag, founder and executive director of an organization fighting human trafficking in Chicago, sought solace and renewal through travel, hiking, and a profound connection with nature. Her adventures took her across the globe, from the breathtaking peaks of Nepal to the rugged landscapes of Chile, the serene trails of Japan, the diverse terrains of Europe, and the picturesque trails of the United States.
Through her incredible journey of survival, self-discovery, and meaningful connections, which included falling in love and solo travel, Rachel penned her memoir-meets-travel guide, “While I Walk: Solo Adventuring in the Vast, Beautiful World.” This captivating book is a treasure trove of travel tips for each hike, as well as mouth-watering vegan recipes inspired by the local cuisines she encountered along the way.
“While I Walk” serves as an open invitation to all adventurous travelers to slip on their hiking boots, take flight, and discover the treasures that await at the intersection of adventure and wonder. Through Rachel’s engaging writing, readers are inspired to embark on their own soul-stirring expeditions and create lasting connections with people and places around the world.
In addition to providing practical advice for fellow explorers, “While I Walk” also tantalizes the taste buds with its focus on vegan recipes, showcasing the diverse culinary delights Rachel encountered during her travels. So, in conclusion, the book is a perfect blend of memoir, travel guide, and gastronomical adventure, making it a must-read for anyone seeking inspiration, guidance, and a taste of the world beyond.
“While I Walk” is a heartfelt invitation to all wanderlust souls and curious travelers to lace up their hiking boots, catch a flight, and explore the wonders that await at the crossroads of adventure and awe. With 14 spectacular hikes, Rachel’s book serves as a trusted sherpa and a muse, providing a perfect blend of practical information and inspiring insights into the profound personal journey of solo hiking.
Acclaimed author Mary Davis raves about “While I Walk,” stating, “Your favorite hiking book has just arrived… This precious gem will change the way you think about our earth and the possibility of experiencing her beauty more deeply.”
For more information about Rachel Durchslag’s adventures and her book “While I Walk,” visit whileiwalk.com
(Article SOURCE: Rachel Durchslag)
My Comments: I think this book aims to inspire and motivate fellow adventurous travelers to embrace the unknown, create connections with people and places, and embark on soul-stirring expeditions. This book is not just about hiking, but also about the transformative power of travel and the wonders that await at the intersection of adventure and curiosity.
One of the unique aspects of “While I Walk” is its focus on vegan recipes, reflecting my commitment to a compassionate and sustainable lifestyle. From mouthwatering plant-based meals to local culinary delights, readers can embark on a gastronomical adventure through the pages of this book. So, whether you are an avid hiker, a fellow vegan, or simply a curious traveler, I invite you to join me on this unforgettable journey of self-discovery, culture, and adventure. Lace up your hiking boots, pack your sense of wonder, and let “While I Walk” be your companion as you explore the vast, beautiful world that awaits.