Boat ride from Zanzibar to Prison Island, Tanzania

Listen to author Kristine K. Stevens talk about travel and her book

Listening to Literature Listen to an interview of Kristine K. Stevens, author of If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It Isn’t Big Enough: A Solo Journey Around the World, by Leigh Rich, a “culture broker” who writes about art, books, health, history, politics, and science for the lay reader, bridging the gap between the academician and the amateur. The interview aired on “Listening to Literature” on WRUU.

About the book

Book Cover 200In honor of her 40th birthday, Kristine K. Stevens sold her house, quit her job, and traveled solo around the world. Carrying a backpack and the naïve belief that the trip was nothing more than a six-month-long vacation, she hit the road.

As her journey moved on and off the beaten tourist path, she braved a monsoon in Zanzibar, a safari in Kenya, trekking in Nepal, kayaking in Thailand, caves in Laos, red plaid fish and lava in Hawaii, and grizzly bears in Alaska. Told with wonder, humor, and suspense, with historical facts woven into the tale, If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It Isn’t Big Enough captures the twisted, unpredictable nature of global travel.

About author Kristine K. Stevens

Kristine K. Stevens and king crab, AlaskaKristine K. Stevens lives in Savannah with her husband Gene. She spends most of her time asking questions about life, keeping her husband on his toes, racking up travel miles, romancing her honeybees, and writing her second book, a memoir based in Iceland.

About Listening to Literature

Listening to Literature logoListening to Literature examines thought-provoking books that offer new perspectives, challenge old thinking, and educate, inspire, or entertain through exceptional and engaging writing.

With interviews with authors, both local and remote, analysis with experts, and reviews of books, this literary talk show explores the written word of the present and the past.

About WRUU – Community Radio with Global soul

WRUU logoSavannah Soundings brings local community radio to Savannah, broadcasting as WRUU-lp, Savannah Soundings on 107.5 fm, a project of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah.

About Kristine K. Stevens

Book Cover200Kristine is the author of "If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It Isn't Big Enough: A Solo Journey Around the World." This nonfiction book tells the story of how she sold her house, quit her job and traveled around the world.

Kirkus Book Review: "... Stevens makes a friendly, relatable narrator ... plenty of colorful stories to make this an enjoyable, inspiring read... An often sweet memoir about finding oneself in many different places."


Next travel book to spotlight Iceland

25817249396_f6c787ef9f_z Kristine broke free from a desk job once again, and this time ended up volunteering in the far corners of Iceland!

Details about the release of this book will be posted on Facebook.