Grounded by Seth Stevenson this word is not in the vocabulary of any frequent flyer today but in this case it is the title of Seth Stevenson’s intriguing new travel book. This is the modern day tale of how Seth and his girlfriend Rebecca travel the globe *without* ever setting foot inside a jet. This is somewhat of a logistical nightmare in today’s age of waking up in New York and eating dinner in Paris the same day.
Their story starts when they sell just about everything they own and then board a freighter ship in Philadelphia that is bound for Europe. Highlights include their experiences on the Trans-Siberian Railway, bicycling Vietnam and several freighter rides. This book explores the richness and insights that one invariably discovers by taking the “slower way”.