This is a passionate journey of love,
discovery, and serendipity that radiates
from a remote beach in Fiji to the far
reaches of the globe. Gough boldly embraces
the pilgrim in us with wisdom beyond
her years. Her story is heartwarming,
funny, and wise...a profound testament
to the lessons of the road.
Gough is the epitome of a traveller
with "pluck," who doesn't
shrink from the rigors, lessons, or
danger of the pilgrim's road, but embraces
them with enthusiasm and humor. Through
the eyes of a young woman living on
a beach in Fiji with new friends and
new love, we roam the world from Malaysia
to Morocco, from the California redwoods
to the Italian Alps, and see for ourselves
what the blessings of travel can be
for a voyager with an open mind and
a very big heart.
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 bike'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 travelog, this is a passionate
and inspiring voyage of discovery.