Plunge: One Woman’s Pursuit of a Life Less Ordinary
As the title indicates, the author and her companions dive into each adventure head first, taking the consequences in stride. The book begins in California, where Liesbet faces a decision that defines her thirties. Never having sailed before and prone to seasickness, she somehow ends up on a sailboat and from then on, stumbles into lifestyle changes as they present themselves, far beyond the United States.
Reading Plunge is almost as good as taking the plunge to go sailing yourself, with the added benefit that you won’t get wet, seasick, or risk your life, relationship, and sanity. Armchair travel at its best!
This debut travel memoir of this author, photographer, translator, editor, sailor, adventurer, and long-term nomad had me on the edge of my seat and stirred up a variety of emotions as I followed along on her less than ordinary journey. Plunge is a well-written book that I highly recommend for sailors, cruisers, travelers, would-be adventurers, and people who are curious about the path less traveled.