A new book features the travels and experiences of an American stuck in the EU during the worldwide “pandemic”, who decides to head to Croatia and live off grid for a few months while hiking and wild camping after losing most of his online income.
Hoping to cut down on living expenses, save up any money from his online business and lengthen his time living abroad, he takes off with his rucksack, a laptop computer and a tent, not knowing exactly what he will encounter during his hike from Rijeka to Dubrovnik, but he’ll find out soon enough.
Patrick Warren is an online entrepreneur, native Texan, and US Navy veteran who has been living abroad and traveling the world since 2017. Sensing the political situation was growing more tense by the day, and having been denied the right to vote in 2016, he left the USA to seek greener pastures elsewhere.
What he realized was the rest of the world wasn’t much better.
What he discovered is that life is more or less a spiritual battle that is being waged on this plane of existence, whether it’s in Denver, Colorado or Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This book is telling of the amount of reinforced ignorance and blind hatred that is prevalent the world over, and in hindsight the problems experienced in America were just an exaggerated form of what is common everywhere.
Anyone, especially Americans looking to vicariously travel and experience the world during the lockdowns, are invited to learn more about the sentiment that a continent which America once liberated only 80 years ago holds regarding the USA.
A true to life tale about personal challenge, overcoming adversity and prejudice as well as just surviving the times, readers will find a comforting voice in the daily rants of a hiker just trying to live a life of authenticity and freedom in a world that grows less free and more irrational by the day.
If you’re looking for the typical non-fiction travel book that celebrates a new country for the sake that it is new, novel, and unfamiliar, then this read is probably not for you. For those who appreciate the real, the gritty, and the not so pretty, you may find yourself relating to a lot of the book’s content and at the end of the day, the grass just might not be greener on the other side of the fence.
This is why “Just Go Man: Hiking and Wild Camping in a Foreign Land During the Worldwide “Pandemic”” just might be for you and other like-minded individuals who want to see beyond the gates and filter out the presumptions that we have been bombarded with our whole lives.
tags: new books, travel and adventure non fiction, memoirs, hiking and wild camping, true stories
Currently traveling the world during the strangest time in world history