Adventures of a Continental Drifter by Elliott Hester
An Around-the-World Excursion into Weirdness, Danger, Lust, and the Perils of Street Food

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In October 2002, Elliott Hester sold his car, abandoned his apartment, and took off alone on a trip around the world, during which he drifted to over fifty destinations. Elliott’s tales about his travels range from the bizarre to the hilarious to the flat-out shocking. Travel with him as he:

· Chases off transvestites in the South Pacific
· Gets drunk on Estonian moonshine at the maker’s eightieth birthday party
· Impersonates Samuel L. Jackson at the 38th International Film Festival in the Czech Republic
· Ponders the Finnish tradition of sprinting from steamy sauna to plunge into the frigid Baltic Sea—naked!
· And much more.

Only an around-the-world excursion could produce such outlandish, hair-raising, hysterical adventures. And only Elliott Hester could make such vivid observations and write such vibrant insights about life---and people---on the road.
 

About Elliott Hester

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Bestselling author Elliott Hester is an award-winning travel writer. He writes “Continental Drifter,” a syndicated travel column carried nationwide, and has no fixed address.
 
Published April 1, 2007 by St. Martin's Press. 320 pages
Genres: Travel. Non-fiction

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After suffering cuts in pay and benefits as a flight attendant after 9/11, Hester turned in his wings and became a travel writer.

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