Weekly Travel Inspiration: Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

An Opportune Moment


Somewhat cheesy title aside, Kirsten Hubbard’s young adult novel, Wanderlove, is a character driven travel narrative about finding your way back to the person you want to be.

It tells the story of 18-year-old Bria Sandoval, who, after giving up on her dreams of art school and getting out of an unhealthy relationship with her high school boyfriend, signs up for a guided tour through Central America. However, following La Ruta Maya with a group of middle-aged tourists wasn’t exactly what Bria had in mind so when she befriends a few daring, young backpackers, she decides to ditch her tour group, and travel with them instead.

It’s a story about seeing the world, finding yourself, and falling in love. And while I personally love a good YA (young adult: library-speak for books aimed at teens) romance, I’m recommending it to you because its perspective on travel is refreshing.


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