Wordy Traveler Spring 2017 Subscription Box Review

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The Wordy Traveler is an absolutely amazing subscription box centered around reading and traveling (two of my favorite things!!). Each quarter, when the box is sent out, there’s a certain travel destination the box is themed around. The “Spring Journey” box I received was all about South America. Check out more information about this subscription box here: CrateJoy or here: The Wordy Traveler. I also did a true first impressions unboxing for this box which you can watch here if you enjoy that platform more. And a HUGE shout out to Cindy for creating this amazing box and for being so generous as to send me one!DSC00779

The first thing that really caught my attention was this amazing tea from Ohio Tea Co. called Guayusa Spice. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and earthy and is honestly my new favorite tea! The box also came with the little metal container so you can put your tea in which is really convenient and helped keep the tea fresh. DSC00781

With every purchase of a subscription, The Wordy Traveler also donates money to help women and girl’s have improved education, which is so amazing! There were also a couple little notes and papers giving more details about the items in the box and what’s to come for the next “journey” – The Middle East!!DSC00783The box also included this gorgeous print of a Mayan temple in Mexico. I wasn’t able to find the photographers information to give full credit, but it’s a stunning photo and I couldn’t be happier to have it!DSC00785

Next was this seriously HUGE and amazing quality tote bag. Living somewhere where you have to use reusable bags, this will come in handy so much for me. It’s a simple black and white tote with The Wordy Traveler logo on the front.DSC00788NOW THE BOOOOOKS!..DSC00789

As someone studying anthropology, I couldn’t be more excited about this book. Here’s the synopsis from the Goodreads page : “In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many scientists convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humans. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions inspired Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions round the globe, Fawcett embarked with his 21-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilisation–which he dubbed Z–existed. Then his expedition vanished. Fawcett’s fate, & the tantalizing clues he left behind about Z, became an obsession for hundreds who followed him into the uncharted wilderness. For decades scientists & adventurers have searched for evidence of Fawcett’s party & the lost City of Z. Countless have perished, been captured by tribes or gone mad. As Grann delved ever deeper into the mystery surrounding Fawcett’s quest, & the greater mystery of what lies within the Amazon, he found himself, like the generations who preceded him, being irresistibly drawn into the jungle’s green hell. His quest for the truth & discoveries about Fawcett’s fate & Z form the heart of this complexly enthralling narrative”DSC00790

This next one sounds very interesting as well and is extremely relevant to me since I’ll soon be finished with college. Here’s the synopsis from the Goodreads page : “Rachel Friedman has always been the consummate good girl who does well in school and plays it safe, so the college grad surprises no one more than herself when, on a whim (and in an effort to escape impending life decisions), she buys a ticket to Ireland, a place she has never visited. There she forms an unlikely bond with a free-spirited Australian girl, a born adventurer who spurs Rachel on to a yearlong odyssey that takes her to three continents, fills her life with newfound friends, and gives birth to a previously unrealized passion for adventure. As her journey takes her to Australia and South America, Rachel discovers and embraces her love of travel and unlocks more truths about herself than she ever realized she was seeking. Along the way, the erstwhile good girl finally learns to do something she’s never done before: simply live for the moment.”DSC00791And the last and final book in here is definitely the one I am most excited about. It sounds soooo interesting. Here’s the synopsis from the Goodreads page: “July 24, 1911, was a day for the history books. For on that rainy morning, the young Yale professor Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and encountered an ancient city in the clouds: the now famous citadel of Machu Picchu. Nearly a century later, news reports have recast the hero explorer as a villain who smuggled out priceless artifacts and stole credit for finding one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites. Mark Adams has spent his career editing adventure and travel magazines, so his plan to investigate the allegations against Bingham by retracing the explorer’s perilous path to Machu Picchu isn’t completely far- fetched, even if it does require him to sleep in a tent for the first time. With a crusty, antisocial Australian survivalist and several Quechua-speaking, coca-chewing mule tenders as his guides, Adams takes readers through some of the most gorgeous and historic landscapes in Peru, from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco to the enigmatic ruins of Vitcos and Vilcabamba. Along the way he finds a still-undiscovered country populated with brilliant and eccentric characters, as well as an answer to the question that has nagged scientists since Hiram Bingham’s time: Just what was Machu Picchu?”DSC00796Overall, I couldn’t be more excited for this subscription box! It’s everything I want and need to simultaneously fill my travel and bookish desires. I am so excited to see some photos of what the Middle East box looks like! Be sure to check out The Wordy Traveler if you’re interested!

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