How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World

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Praise forHow to Live a Life of Adventure After reading the first 20 chapters, I was ready to tackle a grizzly bear, wrestle a sea lion and climb Mount Everest. Not only does Wooldridge inspire you to live a maximum life, he shows you how to do it. I loved the adventures between every instructional chapter. I appreciated how thorough he was with references, key points and guides. Roger Hamilton, teacher I am a tomboy. I travel and play sports. Im also bold and sassy. This book addresses women who love to try everything once, twice and more. Wooldridge covers everything women need to know about traveling, mountain climbing, rafting, horseback riding, backpacking and much more. Sarah Gingrich, rodeo cowgirl Emile Zola said, "I'm here to live out loud!" Those words reflect the spirited life and writings of Frosty Wooldridge. His book reminds us that whether we trek high into the mountains or bike up hills closer to home, adventure awaits around the bend. I recommend this book for aspiring travelers as well as armchair explorers. He shows you how to make your dreams come true. Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior Hands down! This is the best adventure book I have ever read with stories from all over the world. But wait! Wooldridge shows you how to go adventuring to make your own stories and fill your own scrapbook with memories. Its excellent in every way! Paul Margeletta, father, weekend warrior This book is extraordinary. The information is so valuable that it should be read daily for inspiration and guidance. I had to stop myself from underlining every sentence in the book. I want to buy this life-changing book as a gift for everyone I know, especially my kids. Susan Scollozi, housewife, traveler Half way through the concepts and practices in this profound book, I realized that the author may have meant to show readers how to live a life of adventure, but it occurred to me that this book shows anyone how to lead a very happy and successful life on a day to day basis. His concepts support mental, emotional, educational and spiritual health. Every adult and kid in America needs to read this book. Its that good. Arthur Daniels, teacher How the book will benefit you! You will discover your strengths, self-confidence and passions You may engage methodical steps for moving into your own fulfilling adventure-filled life You will build steadfast convictions and personal empowerment You will find others to share your adventures You will discover which kinds of adventures excite you Check lists for men and women for every kind of adventure You will never look back with regrets
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Frosty Wooldridge graduated from Michigan State University. He is an environmentalist, mountain climber, scuba diver, dancer, skier, writer, speaker and photographer. He has taught at the elementary, high school and college levels. He has rafted, canoed, backpacked, sailed, windsurfed, raced triathlons, snowboarded and more all over the planet. He has bicycled 100,000 miles on six continents and seven times across the United States. His feature articles have appeared in national and international magazines for 30 years. He has interviewed on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, FOX and 150 radio shows. You may enjoy a one hour DVD video of this book as Wooldridge presents it in front of a live audience. For more information and to contact him, you may visit www.FrostyWooldridge.com. His new website will contain more information for anyone aspiring toward a life of adventure: www.How toLiveaLifeofAdventure.com

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Publisher
Author House
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Published on
Nov 11, 2011
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Pages
380
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ISBN
9781463420291
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Adventurers & Explorers
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This book entertains, inspires and motivates. What I liked most about it: Wooldridge offers other adventure writers in each chapter to give you new ideas on living a spectacular life. If that means you enjoy a greater affinity to another writer, he gives you plenty of choices. He offers 12 concepts and practices that provide you with personal courage, self-confidence and empowerment. He offers you dozens of ordinary men and women living spectacular lives in various pursuits from world travel to growing a garden. He kept me reading through every chapter. Jake Hodges You learn and you grow from reading this book. The author grabs you by the seat of your pants. He takes you on a ride into self-confidence, self-acceptance and self-motivation. He shows you ordinary people breaking into spectacular lives through the principles he offers in his book. Effective, eloquent writing! Marie Jackson There must be a ga-zillion books showing you how to live a dynamic life. There are also thousands of therapists charging $100 an hour to move you into a productive life. Wooldridge takes you where you want to go much easier and more inspiringly than any therapist. He gives you the courage to get off your butt and discover what you truly loveand pursue it. Charles Hamilton This book gives you a better idea of who you are and where youre headed. Spectacular may not be a big enough term for this book. Stupendous may work better. By plugging into Wooldridges 12 points, you may lift off to Saturn if you are so inclined. All those people he writes about are just like you and me. If they can live spectacular lives, I can live a spectacular life. Jonathan Franks
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