Not Afraid of the Fall

Not Afraid of the Fall : 114 Days Through 38 Cities in 15 Countries

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Featured on Good Morning America, the front page of, Travel + Leisure, POPSUGAR, Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, HelloGiggles, Woman's Day, and Country Living. After purchasing one-way flights from New York City to Paris, Kyle James and his girlfriend Ashley quit their day jobs, planned futures, and daily paradigms to see as much of the world as they could. In 114 days, they trekked across 15 countries and 38 cities with nothing but their backpacks, their smartphones, and each other. Not Afraid of the Fall is the unvarnished story of their off-the-cuff journey: from cliff-jumping off Croatia's untouched coasts, to bathing with rescued elephants in Thailand; from crashing mopeds on gravelly mountain roads in Santorini, to hitchhiking with strangers in rental cars in Hungary. Part travel memoir, part love letter to those staring at the walls of a corporate cubicle, Not Afraid of the Fall is an inspiring book that captures the sweet mysteries of life on the road and an empowering narrative for anyone who has ever uttered the words "maybe next year."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 137 x 206 x 18mm | 295g
  • Oakland
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1942645287
  • 9781942645283
  • 348,723

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"An alluring read for fans of travel writing. Not Afraid of the Fall is both exhilarating and inspiring. After reading this book you'll want to go on your own epic adventure." --Ed Stafford, Discovery Channel presenter and Guinness World Record-holding first man to walk the Amazon "Reading this memoir is like being tucked into a new best friend's pocket and going on the adventure you wish you'd been brave enough to take. Kyle James navigates different countries, cultures and the full range of emotion that comes with traveling with someone you love, with humor, honesty and an infectious sense of wonder." --Katie McKenna, author of How to Get Run Over by a Truck "Not Afraid of the Fall proves that the combination of crazy-in-love and bitten-by-wanderlust can lead to amazing places--if you're willing to take the leap and let it. Kyle and Ash explore Europe and Thailand with an insatiable thirst for authentic experiences, air conditioning, and beer. Most of the time, they manage all three." --Amy McCullough, author of The Box Wine Sailors
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About Kyle James

Kyle James grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is an avid Tar Heel fan. He studied marketing, economics, and exercise science at Appalachian State University. He currently lives and writes in Asheville, North Carolina. Not Afraid of the Fall is his debut book.
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316 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
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4 23% (74)
3 26% (82)
2 9% (30)
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