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An eye opening and fascinating slow travel journey from an acclaimed writer who circled the globe without ever leaving the ground In this age of globalism and high speed travel Seth Stevenson the witty thoughtful Slate columnist takes us back to a time when travel meant putting one foot in front of the other racing to make co. I wanted to like this book what with a cool premise of going on an around the world journey without flying and all The first third of the book showed a

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Nnections between trains and buses in remote transit stations and wading through the chaos that most long haul travelers float 35000 feet above Stevenson winds his way around the world by biking walking hiking riding in rickshaws freight ships cruise ships ancient ferries buses and the Trans Siberian Railway but never gets on. I like this type of book travel adventure Although the author and his girlfriend circumnavigated the globe without ever using airplanes it didn t sound

Seth Stevenson ✓ 4 Summary

An airplaneHe finds that from the ground one sees the world anew with a deeper understanding of time distance and the vastness of the earth In this sensational travelogue each step of the journey is an adventure full of unexpected revelations in every new port at every bend in the railroad tracks and around every street corn. To me this book seemed like a blog than the book of a professional writer you know a journalist who earns a living writing It is all bout the journey t


10 thoughts on “Grounded

  1. says:

    I wanted to like this book what with a cool premise of going on an around the world journey without flying and all The first third of the book showed a uick writing style with some uirky tales But that's as far as I could

  2. says:

    Seth and his girlfriend Rebecca decide they want to travel all the way around the world by surface travel ie no flying They set out via ships cargo and cruise buses trains regular speed and bullet trains and bicycles Their journey takes them across the Atlantic Ocean Germany Estonia Moscow across Siberia down to Japan China Cambodia Thailand

  3. says:

    Nicely written and paced easy to read and fun However I was surprised that the point of this adventure seemed to be moving very fast without stopping They traveled to some of the oddest and most exotic places in the world only to spend the whole time calculating the best way to get to the next destination Almost

  4. says:

    I like this type of book travel adventure Although the author and his girlfriend circumnavigated the globe without ever using airplanes it didn't sound like much fun They traveled by steamer train bike freighter etc but never really got to see places as it was all about getting to the next place They always seemed to be in

  5. says:

    This is not the book I wanted to read The book I want to read is the one written by Rebecca Mr Stevenson’s girlfriend who had to endure him on this trip I’m not sure her book will

  6. says:

    I am only giving this one star despite the fact that I think Stevenson is a very good writer with an engaging voice I was not bored at all reading this book But I am docking points for trip itself I cannot get my head around why they did it in this way I don't mean staying on the groundI am all for that and it's the reason I picked up this book in the first placeBut I thought their goal was to see the world Tur

  7. says:

    I hadnt heard of Seth Stevenson before but now I'm glad I picked this upLike so many I am so used to not thinking about air travel as thana convenience and a one size fits all institution The author and his wife

  8. says:

    To me this book seemed like a blog than the book of a professional writer you know a journalist who earns a living writing It is al

  9. says:

    Intersting and well written if not a bit slight

  10. says:

    From my book blog wwwJetBlackDragonflyblogspotcomFreelance writer Seth Stevenson and his girlfriend Rebecca were in a rutTired of the workaday grind they decide to turn life into an adventure Grounded is the journal of their trip around the world by ground only Selling almost everything and putting the rest in storage the leave with packs on their backs and no keys in their pockets Bunking on cargo freighters

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