May 24, 2017

All Over the Place by Geraldine DeRuiter

I stumbled upon Geraldine's travel blog, The Everywhereist, over 5 years ago and immediately fell in love with her charm and humor. I know I'm not unique in thinking Geraldine is one of my friends by now; that's what happens when you read so much about one's life on the internet. But, alas, she has no idea who I am. We completely share the same love for sweets and I always check her blog before we travel somewhere new to see if she's already scoped out the best bakeries in town.  

All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty TheftWhen I found out she was writing a book I was over the moon. Reading All Over the Place is like sitting down with a good friend, laughing (ok, fine, snorting) away and nodding along in agreement as Geraldine regales you with hilarious and crazily honest stories. It's less about actually traveling and more about life, dare I say, growing up, being in love (and the compromise that follows!) and understanding the people and places around you and what that means. I loved every word of it and can see myself re-reading it over and over. It's definitely not to be missed!