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One life sabbatical. Two laps around the world.

After being married for a year, Bob Riel and his wife, Lisa, decided to take a chance in life. They took time off from their careers and embarked on a round-the-world journey, intent on having an adventure before starting a family. Then, two-and-a-half years later, when the children hadn't arrived and the travel bug hadn't left, they set out on another voyage to resume their sabbatical experience.

During their two journeys, they faced the shock of a terrorist bombing in Egypt, met a Turkish carpet dealer who trained acrobatic pigeons, discussed life with Masai tribesmen, visited a Japanese family whose mother thought she knew them in another lifetime, and watched the sunrise from a boat on the Ganges River and from atop Mount Sinai.

Lyrical and humorous, Two Laps Around the World is a testament to the possibilities of travel, as Bob and Lisa's explorations also grew into a series of Life Lessons and Global Rules that will inspire reflection. This captivating memoir is certain to arouse wanderlust in every reader.

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