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Charles Wheelan's Latest Book Takes You Around the Globe

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Charles Wheelan's latest book, is the perfect anticdote for anyone who is longing to travel again. "We Came, We Saw, We Left" is the story of a family gap year across the globe:

"The boldest family adventure began in the fall of 2016 when the Wheelans set out on a family “gap year”: nine months, six continents, three teenagers. The most exciting part of that adventure was the liberating feeling that we could go anywhere. We planned the trip for years. Some of it was laborious—arranging leaves from work for both my wife and me; renting out the house; finding a temporary home for the dogs. But most of it was glorious: looking at a map of the world and seeing nothing but possibilities. The rough plan was to go around the world. Which direction? Which continents? The possibilities were endless and alluring. I would sit on the back porch at night and study an atlas of the world."

Check out Professor Wheelan's essay Daring to (Think About) Travel Again and The New York Times review of his book.

 

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