Book of the Week | No Baggage by Clara Bensen

cover63990-mediumTITLE: No Baggage

AUTHOR: Clara Bensen

PUBLISHER: Perseus Books Group, Running Press

RELEASE DATE: January 5, 2016

GENRE: Biographies & Memoirs


No Baggage is a memoir that will resonate with adventurers and homebodies alike—it’s at once a romance, a travelogue, and a bright modern take on the age-old questions: how do you find the courage to explore beyond your comfort zone? And can you love someone without the need for commitment, or any expectations for the future?

When Clara Bensen arranged to meet Jeff Wilson on the steps of the Texas State Capitol, after just a few email exchanges on OKCupid, it felt like something big was going to happen. Clara, a sensitive and reclusive personality, is immediately drawn to Jeff’s freewheeling, push-the-envelope nature. Within a few days of knowing one another, they embark on a 21-day travel adventure—from Istanbul to London, with zero luggage, zero reservations, and zero plans. They want to test a simple question: what happens when you welcome the unknown instead of attempting to control it?

Donning a single green dress and a small purse with her toothbrush and credit card, Clara travels through eight countries in three weeks. Along the way, Clara ruminates on the challenges of traveling unencumbered, while realizing when it comes to falling in love, you can never really leave your baggage behind. (Description found on

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4 thoughts on “Book of the Week | No Baggage by Clara Bensen

  1. Jessalyn Cockrell January 4, 2016 at 10:50 am Reply

    I would love to read this book, are you going to be doing a review on it soon?

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  2. ljbentley27 January 6, 2016 at 1:18 pm Reply

    This sounds really good. I think it is going to make its way on to my TBR pile x

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