Introducing the ‘Sand to Sea’ Subscription Book Box from JourneyWoman and the Wordy Traveler

Last updated on July 13th, 2021

Calling All Book Lovers! Let’s Travel Together!

The JourneyWoman Book Club is now approaching our first anniversary, and in honour of this milestone, we want to make it even better.

Over the past year, we’ve read books about France, Italy, Spain, the US, Ireland, Egypt, Portugal and Zimbabwe. And that’s not all – we’ve reveled in the pre-technology, awe-inspiring solo travel adventures of Christine Osbourne and Rita Golden Gelman to Bali and the Middle East. Our April book takes us on a bicycle journey on the Silk Road to break boundaries and embrace our existential need to explore.

From Sand to Sea: A JourneyWoman Experience Just for You! 

We’ve partnered with the Wordy Traveler to offer you a special subscription box that will include our next three paperback books (or a code for ebook download), a limited-edition fine art print that captures the beauty of travel, and ethically-sourced premium tea evocative of the region.

Our May, June and July books are: 

  • Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure by Alice Morrison
  • An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude by Ann Vanderhoof 
  • A House in Corfu by Emma Tennant

We’re also including a brand new JourneyWoman luggage tag (made from recycled plastic) and a JourneyWoman safety whistle/keychain. (These aren’t available yet so you are seeing them first!) 

books in suitcase
From Marianne, a JourneyWoman Book Club Member 
THANK YOU!!  I was soooo happy to receive the books in Kindle format, and today, the surprise box arrived.  
What a class act!  You are really setting the bar for excellence.
As a note, I am a member of Literati book club and have been begging them to offer Kindle books instead of paperbacks I can hardly read due to poor vision.  They still haven’t figured it out.
And the JourneyWoman book club discussions are my favorite.  Wendy is an excellent leader with thought-provoking questions and the contributions of the women are interesting and thoughtful.
Thanks for all you do for all of us! –  Marianne

The JourneyWoman Book Club: From Sand to Sea (May, June and July)


Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure by Alice Morrison (2017)

Alice Morrison follows the ancient, lost salt roads from the top of Morocco across the burning sands of the Sahara to find the fabled city itself. This book is a good old-fashioned adventure with death-defying donkeys, a severe case of gold fever and plenty of goat gizzards for dinner. It explores of one of the most dangerous routes in history which brought gold, salt and slaves across the Sahara and up to Europe.


An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude by Ann Vanderhoof (2005) 


Who hasn’t fantasized about chucking the job, saying goodbye to the rat race, and escaping to some exotic destination in search of sun, sand, and a different way of life? Canadians Ann Vanderhoof and her husband, Steve did just that. In the mid-1990s, they were driven, forty-something professionals who were desperate for a break from their deadline-dominated, career-defined lives. So they quit their jobs, rented out their house, moved onto a 42-foot sailboat called Receta (“recipe,” in Spanish), and set sail for the Caribbean on a two-year voyage of culinary and cultural discovery.


A House in Corfu by Emma Tennant (2003) 

The story of an unspoiled island and an English family making a home by the Aegean Sea. In the early 1960s Emma Tennant’s parents, on a cruise, spotted a magical bay and decided to build a house there. This book is the story of that house, Rovinia, set above the bay in Corfu where legend has it Ulysses was shipwrecked and found by Nausicaa, daughter of King Alcinous.  A House in Corfu shows the huge changes in island life since the time of the Tennants’ arrival, and celebrates, equally, the joy of belonging to a timeless world: the world of vine, olive, and sea.

Order by April 16 to Ensure Delivery 

To sign up for the JourneyWoman Sand to Sea Edition, simply click on the link below before April 16 to receive the books in time for the May Book Club. We will be taking pre-orders initially and then shipping should begin in early April.

Having all three books will help avoid delays in shipping and availability that some women have been experiencing. Ordering three books at once also reduces shipping costs, and you can read them at your own pace. Every three months, we’ll provide you with our carefully curated selection of books.

Please put code JWREADS in the coupon section. Items will ship when ready from the US via the USPS.

Dear Canadian /International JourneyWomen:  Please note, this product is being shipped from the US and fees are calculated by the USPS. Unfortunately, shipping costs and exchange rates between the US and Canada/Rest of World have risen dramatically in the past few years. As a small business, the Wordy Traveler cannot afford to cover shipping costs, so we fully appreciate that this may not be cost-effective for you right now. However, if you choose to purchase this product, know that you are helping two small businesses, JourneyWoman and the Wordy Traveler, to inspire women’s love of travel through reading.  

Books We’ve Read so far

These books are recommended by the JourneyWoman community and curated and approved by Carolyn and Wendy to ensure wanderlust fulfillment. They are not your typical travelogues; rather, we choose books written in an authentic voice that bring us closer to an area and stimulate our desire to travel there. Visit our Book Club page to submit a suggestion, learn more about the books we’ve read and sign up for our mailing list. 

1. Egypt: Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger

2. Spain: Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart

3. Portugal: 300 Days of Sun by Deborah Lawrenson

4. Middle East: Travels with My Hat by Christine Osbourne

5. Ireland: By the Lake, by John McGahern

5. France: The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah

6. Italy: The Lady in the Palazzo by Marlena de Blasi

7. USA: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

8. Zimbabwe: Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

9. Bali, Mexico, Israel: Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Goldman Gelman

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