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    • 222 pages
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    • 222 pages
  • Keywords
    • Travel stories,
    • Travel humour,
    • Travel to Thailand,
    • Travel to Costa Rica,
    • Travelling as a couple,
    • Backpacking memoir,
    • Shoestring travel

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You and Me
Travel, Misadventures, and Love Around the World
by Michael S. Ryan and Kristen Herrington

You and Me is a laugh-out-loud compilation of travel stories by husband and wife creatives, Michael S. Ryan and Kristen Herrington. From the textured rainforest of Costa Rica to the streets of Bangkok, this book is about the journey of falling in love, at times beautifully evocative and at others wildly amusing. The authors give tips for wary travellers, and show quite definitely how wandering down the street following your nose is better than following the guidebook every time. Ryan and Herrington are true adventurers unafraid of diving head first into the spontaneity of the moment. They don their backpacks to hike a volcano in flip-flops, sprint through airports, encounter foreign drug dealers and take you places you’ve never imagined. The book is a perfect fit for readers who want to learn the art of people-watching and get out of resorts and into the busy marketplace. It is a gem for anyone planning their first trip overseas or simply wanting to escape into the myriad of destinations without leaving their armchair.

“This isn’t a book. This is a love letter. To travel; to the real world—the one with near-death blisters, almost shipwrecks, and fond memories of literal pant shitting—and most of all to a wife from her husband and to a husband from his wife. It’s touching, hilarious, heartfelt, horrifying, real. The perfect antidote for the real world.” —Morgan Murray, author of Dirty Birds "Reading Michael and Kristen's book will make you feel drunk on Krazy Koconuts and as high as three giraffes standing on each other's heads. Their bond is stronger than Jose Canseco on steroids. If you enjoyed these metaphors, read the book. Wait, or were they similes? Anyway. Read the book." —Jonathan Torrens, Actor/Writer/Producer

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Michael S. Ryan is an award-winning musician and Kristen Herrington is a prolific abstract artist. They have been traveling as a couple for the past decade and began creating art together in 2019 with Herrington developing a painting for every song from Ryan’s first solo album From the Bottoms of Our Murky Hearts. You and Me is their first co-authored book. They live in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with their cat George and a revolving cast of fosters from the SPCA. Listen to their podcast "Mike and Kristen" everywhere podcasts are found.


Michael S. Ryan
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