Little Snowbirds: A Love Story on Wheels by Erin Lehn Floresca
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
*I received a copy of this book for free from Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review.*
True travel adventure books/memoirs are my favorite genre to read. I guess it's because I get to travel vicariously through them. And since an RV trip around the US has long been a dream of mine, I was excited to read this book. Although I enjoyed it and devoured it in two days, the first half was a little disappointing, in that there was not much written about the actual places they visited, but more about worrying about finances, keeping on a schedule (??), trying to camp for free, the problems with the RV, etc. This was supposed to be about the adventure, giving up their jobs to travel and see the US, not to be bound by schedules, etc. I wanted to read the stuff Erin wrote about, but I also wanted more about the adventure itself, the sites, their impressions, what they learned about themselves and discovered. I guess it took half the book to break away from their old lives and ways, because once they hit Arizona the book picked up and had all the elements I was hoping for! From this point on I got a much better picture and feel for the places, the people, and how their own lives had changed. I'm glad Erin included an epilogue about their lives since the trip, as I really wanted to know. I'm glad they still travel, too and hope she writes more, as she's a really good writer. I recommend this book to those who have wanderlust and crave adventure!