The origin of the word pilgrim is that of peregrine and ‘comes from abroad’. It’s a fascinating etymology. Pilgrims and Peregrines by Jessjenison (2013)
At last, a round-up of books by female travel writers and adverturers. Sadly none of them by me – yet….
Amazing how none of them get into the bookshops, as she says!
Outdoor sports and Adventure books written by female adventurers.
Even the most adventurous of us loves to curl up with a good book after a day hiking, cycling, climbing, kayaking, swimming or just working and escape on an adventure from the comfort of the sofa. Adventure writing is our inspiration; it takes us to new places, allows us to experience new things and lights a spark for our own exciting dreams and plans.
However, according to displays in several book shops recently it may appear that it is only men that can go on epic adventures across icy tundra, cycle vast distances, hike through unexplored rainforests or climb the world’s highest peaks. Of course, we know this not to be true; there are thousands of women around the world making equally epic journeys, pushing limits and despite what some bookshops think, they are writing about it! A post on the wonderful…
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