Evie Farrell — Backyard to Backpack

Please join us for an event in the store with Evie Farrell, author of Backyard to Backpack: A Solo Mum, a Six Year Old and a Life-changing Adventure. In conversation with Evie will be

Amanda Whitley, of HerCanberra.

Backyard to Backpack is the inspiring true story of a single mum and daughter who traded a conventional life in the suburbs for a life lived fully together travelling the world. When her daughter Emmie was 6 years old, Evie Farrell left her corporate career, sold or donated almost everything she owned, rented out her house and, hand-in-hand with Emmie, began an epic two-and-a-half-year backpacking adventure that would change their lives forever. Evie farewelled a nasty break-up, long hours in a demanding job, a hefty mortgage and snatched hours with her daughter for a new life lived outside the lines, spending every day with Emmie exploring the world beyond the suburbs.

They camped on the Great Wall of China, hung in train doorways in Sri Lanka, swam with mantas in Indonesia, donated much-needed blood in Cambodia, spotted wild orangutans and pygmy elephants in Malaysian Borneo, prayed in Buddhist temples in Taiwan and were chased by monkeys everywhere. In their journey toward happiness and self-acceptance, they learnt more about each other and the beautiful world around them than Evie ever expected.

Evie runs the wildly popular blog and Instagram account Mumpack Travel.

RSVP: books@paperchainbookstore.com.au or (02) 6295 6723.

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Wed Aug 28
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Paperchain Bookstore

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