Today’s episode is with Sue Bedford. Sue has backpacked over 50 countries in the last decade. Her travel memoir It’s Only the Himalayas and Other Tales of Miscalculation from an Overconfident Backpacker was recently released by publisher Brindle & Glass, and has garnered the attention of media outlets such as The New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and The Huffington Post. It was her life goal to be an author by her thirtieth birthday and she made it by two weeks!

Sue is a disenchanted waitress when she embarks upon a year-long quest around the world with her exasperatingly perfect friend, Sara. Expecting a whimsical jaunt of self-discovery, Sue instead encounters an absurd series of misadventures that render her embarrassed, terrified, and queasy (and in a lot of trouble with Philippine Airline).

Whether she’s fleeing from ravenous lions, dancing amid smoking skulls, navigating the torturous Annapurnas, or (accidentally) drugging an unfortunate Englishman, Sue’s quick-witted, self-deprecating narrative might just inspire you to take your own chaotic adventure.

In our interview, we discuss:

  • Lessons she learned from her travels
  • The importance of never giving up
  • How to get into writing AND
  • How to communicate across cultures

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On social, she can be found on Instagram at sbedford_86; Twitter at sbedford86 & Facebook at sbedfordwriter.

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