The Traveller: Notes from an Imperfect Journey Around the World


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“The recollections still have rawness and immediacy locked inside; that is refreshing.” – Montreal Review of Books

“Daniel’s were given the type of honesty and storytelling genius that makes me weak within the knees.” – Matador Network

“Inspiring and laugh-out-loud funny, [The Traveller] is a will have to-read for somebody eager about taking a gap year.” – Verge Magazine


As Daniel Baylis approached his 30th birthday, he asked himself a tough query: Who’s on the steering wheel of my life? The decision came back unclear, so he made up our minds to take immediate action. He gave up his job and his rent-controlled apartment to take on one in every of his biggest dreams — to shuttle the sector.

With an objective not to simplest see places but additionally to enjoy them, Baylis spent a whole year sampling a number of volunteer positions. From an elementary schoolroom in Peru, to the famous Edinburgh Fringe Fest, to an organic goat farm hidden within the hills of Galilee (and lots of places and projects in between), he dove headfirst into immersive shuttle experiences.

With a touch of introspection and a heap of humour, The Traveller presents twelve literary snapshots of twelve very distinct global destinations. What emerges is a portrait of a person seeking to be helpful, at the side of the entire individuals who helped him along the way in which. Full of life and compelling, The Traveller is needed reading for somebody who dreams of international adventures — or for somebody who simply dreams.

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