Jalan-Jalan: A Jour­ney of Wan­der­lust and Motherhood

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September 1, 2021

Can you com­bine wan­der­lust and motherhood?

For decades, Mar­go Wein­stein escaped her demand­ing legal prac­tice by kayak­ing, white­wa­ter raing, trekking, and climb­ing in remote regions. When she had a son and found her­self in the kid­die pool on a Dis­ney cruise. Search­ing for a new path, a jalan-jalan, that could accom­mo­date moth­er­hood and sat­is­fy her wan­der­lust, she dragged her son to the oth­er side of the world, mov­ing first to Shang­hai and then to Bali. Adven­ture seek­ers and arm­chair trav­el­ers will rel­ish Weinstein’s exploits as she bat­tled baboons in her hotel room in Zim­bab­we, and sur­faced under a cap­sized raft bar­rel­ing through Class V rapids in Pakistan.

Par­ents will appre­ci­ate her efforts to explore the world with a kid in tow and her ex-pat life in a vil­la with a scor­pi­on in her son’s out­door show­er, and dai­ly Hin­du offer­ings cer­e­mo­ni­al­ly placed next to the infin­i­ty pool and Wi-Fi router. Told with intel­li­gence, humor, spir­it, and a Jew­ish-Amer­i­can woman’s per­spec­tive, Jalan-Jalan will inspire you to find your path and take the trip of a lifetime.

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