About the Book

The Adventurer & Her Husband is an array of dynamic adventures from around the world. These stories of hiking to 17,700 feet with blistered feet and paddling into headwinds and whitecaps will entertain both the casual reader and the outdoor enthusiast.

What others say about The Adventure & Her Husband:

“Travelers like Polly Scotland show the human spirit at its best––on the move for purposes of adventure, appreciation of the vast “other” out there, and the pursuit of self-knowledge. If you haven’t taken a trip for a while, these essays will make you want to get up and go.”
*Will Weaver, author of Sweetland: New & Selected Stories

“These tightly written, vividly described travel adventures are rich with imagery, spiced with geographic and historical references, and bring the reader over the mountain, down into the canyon, through the wind and the waves. Although the physical demands of paddling the Canadian shore of Lake Superior or hiking the Himalayans are tremendous, Polly is never self-congratulating or boastful; nor, does one suspect, does she embellish the efforts and details of her travels. Polly describes the wonders along the way with humility and gratitude; the reader understands that the inner journey of the writer parallels that taken by foot or kayak and is just as challenging and unforgettable.
*Marsh Muirhead, author of Key West Explained––A Guide for the Traveler

“Polly Scotland’s delightful vignettes offer something for every armchair traveler––inspiration for those hearty, adventurous types aspiring to do the same, and validation for the rest of us who think you all are nuts.”
*Doreen Orion, author of Queen of the Road