A Pink Suitcase Book Review – Empowering Stories from Women Who Dared

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

A Pink Suitcase, from World Traveler Press, presents twenty-two provocative individual stories of empowered woman who dared to fulfill their dreams of global expedition, from hiking the Appalachian Trail to entering Gutsy Gal adventures.

A Pink Suitcase bound a compilation of engaging, interesting and challenging exploits. Each story is as unique, interesting and diverse as the women who write them. While are all acclaimed in their chosen fields none possess name recognition at the glance.

Most are published authors, readers of A Pink Suitcase would  gravitate to the short story that first highlights an area of interest, hiking through Bilbao, Spain at first light or tackling the Jasper Trail in Canada’s Jasper National Park.

The story are excerpts of days, times, seasons and events of lives, well lived and in shambles, recovery or solid, in stride or in question, the women, each one except for destination choices are each of us. Anonymous, really, against the backdrop of humanity, able to chisel out a small corner, a recognized life, if that is the choice or a quiet steady existence.  

The empowered women of A Pink Suitcase tell of shattered pieces, hurdles, physical and mental challenges, ever incapacitating fear and the strength to meet it head on and move forward. Oddly the fear seems to be the least remembered detail as the women, each, conquer.

Some of the explorations have me shaking my head, no, not that brave as the author describes the guide on Gutsy Gal Adventures being handed Grizzly Bear repellent. I think I‘ve seen one too many movies to chance running into a bear of any kind.

Needless to say, she was specific when she described what bear spray really does. An FYI Bear spray is MACE for animals. Better be able to run very fast because you have really made something very angry.

Not all the stories were grueling physical challenges, the Everest of one’s life, some held the weight of 1000 souls as a reporter told her story of interviewing child prostitutes in Thailand.

Other stories tell of achieving a lifelong dream, against all odds accomplishments, finally getting the one stamp in the passport that had always remained an empty place, a longing in the soul.

A Pink Suitcase, is almost a journal, a journal for me, and for every reader everywhere, journal entries from those who have gone before us, stumbled, enjoyed, met, bypassed, or found oneself. Essentially the landscape of foreign countries, mountains, monuments and lifestyles will remain exactly as written throughout time unless a natural disaster, in an instant changes the topography.

A Pink Suitcase joins twenty-two adventurous women as they venture into the world with courage, humor and hope.

Chapter titles include: Our Life Afloat – South Pacific; Tumbleweed – Around The World; Million Dollar Questions – Cambodia; Thread to the Past – China; Here WE Are – France and My Own Two Feet – USA.

Authors include: Bernadette Murphy, Katie Hammel, Nadine Michele Payn, Janna Garber, Mary Ann Sternberg, Amy Laughinghouse, Diane Selkirk, Maggy Whitehouse, Maya Kroth, Devyani Borade, Nancy McCabe, Jasalin Saffer, Gabriella Brand, Celeste Brash, Sandell Morse, Dorothy Maillet, Gina Kremer, Sally Wendkos Olds, Suzanne Kamata, Leslie Stainton, Jill Boyles, Claire Ibarra.

A Pink Suitcase provides the opportunity to travel vicariously and encounter the unique and unusual and honestly comb through the details of why these destination, some in the imagination for decades, became to be pivotal.

A Pink Suitcase is available through the standard online retailers and at most major bookstores.

Haute Tease

  • Paris Fashion Week: Katrine K., Spring Summer 19 – Pulsating, Feminine, Luminous Pret-a-Couture

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    As counterpoise to the austere urbanism and rapidity of change, Katrine K. turns to the subject of rejuvenating true values and pays homage to principles which are significant and far-reaching for a modern woman.

     
  • Celebrity Photos: Joel Edgerton, Lucy Liu, Daisy Ridley, Parker Sawyers Announce Medalists at 2016 Student Academy Awards®

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored 17 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 43rd Student Academy Awards® ceremony, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. 

     
  • The Art Of Discovery - Photographs By WireImage Co-Founder Jeff Vespa

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    LOS ANGELES, Ca. USA -  Jeff Vespa, co-founder of the largest entertainment photo agency in the world, WireImage and founder of Verge, will release his first monograph, The Art of Discovery, this October on Rizzoli International Publications.

     
  • Newtown Massacre Remembered Four Years Later

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Sandy Hook Elementary school, the scene of one of the nation’s worst mass shootings in history, paused today taking fifteen minutes beginning at 9:30am until 9:45am to reflect, on the tragedy that stuck this hamlet four years ago.

     
  • Hand of God Wines Review – A Delicious Rapture of Flavor

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    With a name like Hand of God Wines there is little room for error and when an inviting sampler of its newest vintages showed up the expectation for a delightful, rapturous, cloud nine of flavor experience was high.

     
  • BYSTS, Los Angeles Based Post-Apocalypticwave Rockers, Drop New EP Mid-January

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Greetings from Manchester, we hope everyone had a great Christmas, now that Boxing Day is over we enter that time when no one knows what day or date it is or when we are due back at work.  

  • HL Travel: Beach with Benefits - Fifty Things To Do In Long Beach, California

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Long Beach, California, a short drive from the bright lights and big city of Hollywood and the maze of streets and highways that make up the greater Los Angeles city limits, has changed its image from 'Where?' to 'Let's go there!'

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Taxes; Immigration/ Kate Steinle; Mueller/Flynn Guilty; Germany; North Korea; Argentina; Stanford Rapist; Matt Lauer

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald J. Trump, who ran heavily on Immigration Reform promising to make America safe again, was presented with a very real opportunity this week after a San Francisco jury acquitted an illegal immigrant of murder.

     
  • LUXE Worldwide Hotels Reward Advanced Bookings With Lucky 13 Packages

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Nearly 30 participating Luxe Worldwide Hotels are offering travelers who book 13 days in advance some irresistible travel packages that prove 13 is a lucky number across the globe.

     
  • Broadway's Best: Celebrating the Music of Ron Abel

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Birdland, the legendary Manhattan Jazz Club, played host for two nights only to celebrate, one of Broadway's best and Hollywood's hottest talents, composer and musical genius Ron Abel.

     
  • DEA SCAM ALERT -- Extortion Scheme

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Drug Enforcement Administration continues to warn the public about criminals posing as DEA special agents or other law enforcement personnel. This criminal activity continues to occur, despite significant public attention to the illicit scheme. DEA offices nationwide regularly receive telephone calls from concerned citizens who are the victims of this extortion effort.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Evaluates His Admin; Aleppo; EgyptAir Terror; Jordan; Holiday High Alerts; Road Rage

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Barack Obama hosted the White House Press Corps for his final, no holds barred, end of the year administration evaluation taking questions without any buffer, the President spoke candidly on the success and failures of his tenure.

     
  • Beltway Insider: President Signs Budget, Defense Law; Snowden Satisfied; Beirut, Russia Suicide Bombs

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Barack Obama, in Hawaii with his family for the annual holiday break, has signed the defense law which calls for harsher penalties for sexual assault within the military and begins the process of closing Guantanamo Bay.

     
  • The Step, the Hot Pick of UK Student Radio, Release New Single and Video 'Stay Awake'

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    "Hot Pick" of the UK Students Radio Chart Show 2016, The Step is an Indie Pop/Rock band based in London. Founded in Rome in 2007 by Stefano Donato, the band moved to London where Oliviero Fella joined in 2013.  

  • Taiwan Earthquake: 14 Confirmed Dead, Dozens Injured, Scores Missing

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    It has been 24 hours since the 6.4 magnitude killer earthquake struck Tainan, a southern city on the island of Taiwan in the South China Sea, leaving 14 confirmed dead, dozens injured, scores missing and massive structural damage.