Winner of the Best Women's Adventure Memoir in the BAIPA Book Awards. “Exotic Life is a sprawling anthology of 19 travel tales. Alpine is an inspiration to women travelers everywhere. She fearlessly wanders through one obscure destination after the other, leaving her complete trust in the experience. She answers that timeless question – Can solo women travelers really go there? – by doing just that and carrying away some wildly unique stories.” – Rolf Pott's Vagabonding
“Curiosity, courage and fierce determination to remain true to her own search for truth, shines brightly and are at the core of each of Lisa Alpine's stories. To quote Kurt Vonnegut “Strange travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God” – this could be Lisa's motto as she dances wherever the spirit leads her” -Maureen Wheeler, founder of Lonely Planet Publications.