A hilarious, deftly written debut novel about a woman whose wanderlust is about to show her that sometimes you don’t have to travel very far to become the person you want to be…
Ever since she returned from traveling, serial backpacker Kika Shores has been steeped in misery. Getting back on the road is all she wants. So when she’s offered a nannying job in London, she’s thrilled at the prospect. But as Kika’s about to discover, exhilarating adventures can still happen when you stay in one place . . .
Heartfelt and hilarious, Girls Who Travel (Penguin Random House) is a novel about finding your way to yourself – and the unexpected detours that make the trip truly unforgettable.
“It’s witty, gritty, and full of fun. Kika learns there’s adventure wherever one might travel – even if it means staying in one place. All the description makes you taste adventure and want to experience one for yourself.”
“Though it is a fun, humorous read, Girls Who Travel also touches on the dueling metaphorical implications of travel itself–travel as escape, travel as discovery–for growing up. Coming-of-age, that tidy, overused phrase, might just be something that never stops.”
“More adventures await her there than she could ever imagine.”
–Self Magazine “13 Tantalizing Beach Reads You Won’t Be Able To Put Down”
“Warning: this book will leave you travel hungry and somewhat dissatisfied with daily life. It’s an enjoyable and light read, absolutely perfect for that long flight abroad.”
“Adventurous, clever and fun, Girls Who Travel is a debut that will undoubtedly land Trilivas on readers’ radars. The author gives us plenty to enjoy: travel, young love, self-discovery and animated characters…Readers won’t let a slightly unrealistic scenario spoil their trip to London alongside Kika, as she and her journey are nothing short of lovable.”
“This is a great read for young girls who love to travel or love the idea of traveling.”
-World of Wanderlust (bookclub pick for February 2016)
“Regardless of whether or not you’re a world-traveler or literary enthusiast, “Girls Who Travel” is for anyone who wants a refreshing, bold story to enjoy.”
-Daily Free Press
“Trilivas presents a fresh, tightly written, and hilarious adventure, complete with love triangles and a foul-mouthed heroine. Readers will enjoy the balance between the protagonist’s free-spirited adventures and the realization that sometimes the path to finding yourself is just around the corner.”
Nicole Trilivas is a writer covering topics related to travel. Her love of exploration has led her to nearly forty countries on six continents. She is a contributor for HuffPost, and her work has appeared on the New York Times online, xoJane, Wanderlust, Paste, and Thought Catalog. She is represented by Carrie Pestritto of the Prospect Agency. Girls Who Travel (Penguin Random House) is her first novel.