Travel Inspiration: Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

April 16, 2011

“Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.’” – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

Have you read anything by Lisa St. Aubin de Teran? I highly recommend her work for any fellow wanderer. She's a traveler with a penchant for buying up old properties, she's absolutely guaranteed to feed your wanderlust and leave you dreaming up adventure. Start with The Hacienda: A Memoir, the story of her first marriage (at age 17!) to a Venezuelan "don" of a sugarcane and avocado plantation. Signs of his mental illness begin to show up after their wedding day and she actually has to smuggle herself and daughter out of the country. Ok, that part of the book is a little insane. Still, it's hard not to get lost in her beautiful prose and admire the strength of someone moving across an ocean at such a young age to pursue her love of travel.

Photo Credits: 1-Vogue via Dust Jacket Attic; 2 & 4-via Cherry Blossom Girl; 3 & 5-Natasha via Everything Fabulous; 6- via Everything Fabulous


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