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Grounded in Erin Leider-Pariser’s extraordinary career leading women’s adventure travel across seven continents, this guide to living life to the fullest shares real-life experiences of personal transformation powered by exploring the wilds of nature and the soul.
For nearly thirty years, Erin Leider-Pariser has designed women’s adventure journeys that empower them to push their physical boundaries, bond through ancient rituals, give back to the corners of the world they visit, and learn more about themselves than they ever imagined. Get Lost blends the wisdom and personal insights gleaned from these hiking, biking, and climbing trips through some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes with once-in-a-lifetime tales of dramas in the wild. For Leider-Pariser and her travelers, life is never the same after surviving a flash flood on a remote Columbian trail, getting lost in a Cambodian jungle, receiving shamanic healings in Ecuador, beholding the world from a Himalayan peak, and bonding with friends old and new through an ancient talking stick ceremony around the campfire. Through stories and anecdotes, the reader will witness how women’s travel is soulful, flipped-out, hysterical fun—an absolute necessity for travel and everyday life.
Wellness expert and founder of Sports Travel Adventure Therapy (STAT), Erin Leider-Pariser has led over fifty STAT trips on all seven continents, facilitating life-changing experiences for more than five hundred women. This inspiring volume includes her Seven Principles for Trekking Life with Grace, a set of golden rules for navigating toward your best self. Complete with advice for forming your own group travel adventures on any budget, this energizing and at times hilarious book invites women to ignite their adventurous spirit, whether through travels near or far or taking bold new steps toward their dreams.
About the Author
Erin Leider-Pariser began her wellness career training as a fitness instructor in Los Angeles and working as a personal trainer to the stars in New York City. She earned a master’s degree in exercise physiology at Columbia University and a few years later launched Sports Travel Adventure Therapy (STAT). For the nearly thirty years, Erin has led over fifty STAT trips on all seven continents, facilitating life-changing experiences for more than five hundred women, as well as additional trips for couples, friends, and family. She and her husband have two sons and live in New York City and Aspen.
"Erin’s beautiful book is an exploration of the heart and soul of being in the world. She skillfully and mindfully leads us through exquisite remote places, walking together step by step, breath by breath, connecting with innate authenticity, integrity, and purpose. This guide helps us celebrate each other’s unique essence and connect with what is most vital to living heartfully."
— Janet Slom, artist and author of An Artful Path to Mindfulness
"Erin Leider-Pariser takes us on an expeditionary sojourn of body, heart, and soul. We discover that pilgrimage, when led with care, strengthens the body, opens the heart, and ultimately liberates the soul. The lessons she shares are jewels of life’s path."
— Lisa Miller, Ph.D., bestselling author of The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and Our Quest for an Inspired Life
"This wise, funny, and honest book brings new meaning to the spirit of adventure. Erin Leider-Pariser shows us how to leave our comfort zones for journeys that challenge the body and feed the soul—all while having a roaring good time. Get Lost dares us to engage with the world and each other in new ways to find the meaning and happiness waiting for us around the next curve of the trail."
— Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Blue Zones
"I knew Erin-Leider Pariser was a kindred spirit when she told me her adventure trips always have a philanthropic purpose that supports the places she visits. Agreeing on such things, including my motto that “Everything is possible—the impossible just takes more time!” made my decision to guide Erin’s group in Nepal an easy one. My wish is that this wonderful book will stimulate people to see more of the natural world, because awareness is the first step in solving the challenges our planet faces. Read, enjoy, and get out there!"
— Johan Ernst Nilson, exporer, philanthropist, and award-winning adventure activist
"I went on many of Erin’s adventures with small groups of women, trips that were arduous, challenging, breathtaking, and filled with so much laughter my belly hurt. There was love and beauty all around. At the end of each one, our hearts were filled with goodness, kindness, and gratitude. We could then go out into the world and spread the joy."
— Cheryl Tiegs, entrepreneur, actress, and former supermodel