Some people live to travel, Isabella Lucy Bird (1841–1904) traveled to live. Dare to saddle up with equestrienne explorer on her way to becoming the best-loved travel writer of her day. Set off on a voyage from England to the South Seas. Jump ship in Honolulu, then hop on board the Kilauea steaming its way to sleepy Hilo. Be captivated by the lavish beauty of the Hawaiian Islands as they were in 1873. Charge up the flank of a living volcano, ford roaring torrents in gulches on the way to Waipio Valley, where the gods come close. Feel the loving touch of the healing hands of a Hawaiian elder and let go of chronic pain that has held you captive all your life.
Recharged, continue onto Colorado to meet an unlikely soulmate in the form of renegade Rocky Mountain Jim. Convince him to guide you to the top of the loftiest peak in the Rocky Range and try not to fall in love. Now, head out on a 600-mile mountain tour in the middle of the Colorado winter depending on the brave heart of your mare Birdie to see though. Know the wild abandon of giving rein to your mount with tears streaming, hair flying and blood pumping.
Set your spirit free with Isabella as she breaks through physical and social barriers to follow her dreams.