Adventures of a Continental Drifter: An Around-The-World Excursion Into Weirdness, Danger, Lust, and the Perils of Street Food (Paperback)

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One year. Six continents. Twenty-two countries. Endless stories to tell.

In October 2002, Elliott Hester sold his car, abandoned his apartment, and took off alone on a trip around the world, during which he drifted to more than fifty destinations. Elliott's tales about his travels range from the bizarre to the hilarious to the flat-out shocking. Travel with him as he:

* Chases off transvestites in the South Pacific
* Gets drunk on Estonian moonshine at the maker's eightieth birthday party
* Impersonates Samuel L. Jackson at the 38th International Film Festival in the Czech Republic
* Ponders the Finnish tradition of sprinting from steamy sauna to plunge into the frigid Baltic Sea---naked
* And much more

Only an around-the-world excursion could produce such outlandish, hair-raising, hysterical adventures. And only Elliott Hester could make such vivid observations and write such vibrant insights about life---and people---on the road.

About the Author


Bestselling author Elliott Hester is a flight attendant, award-winning travel writer, and former Salon.com columnist. He writes "Continental Drifter," a syndicated travel column carried by the "San Francisco Chronicle", "The Miami Herald", "New York Newsday", and other daily newspapers. He is the author of the books "Plane Insanity "and "Adventures of a Continental Drifter". He lives in Miami Beach, Florida.

Praise For…


"Hester . . . is a terrific travel companion---funny, self-deprecating, and exceedingly open-minded."
--Chicago Tribune
"A romp . . . Hester's writing is lively."
--Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312312428
ISBN-10: 0312312423
Publisher: Griffin
Publication Date: September 19th, 2006
Pages: 301
Language: English