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I Did It My Way: The Travel Adventures
of Dorothea Bonavito, 1948 – 2000

(284 pages, 6 x 9 inches, paperback,
ISBN: 978-0-615-85912-5)

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$21.95 + $4.95 S/H for U.S. Orders

For orders to be shipped within the U.S., you can purchase through the Buy Now button above or through Amazon.

For orders to be shipped outside of the United States, follow the steps below. Additional shipping charges apply.

  1. Click the Buy Now button above
  2. In the window that pops up, click the link “Ship outside U.S.” (This link is to the right of “Enter destination ZIP”)
  3. Select the country where your order will be shipped
  4. Click “Update” and the cost for shipping will be shown
  5. Complete your order

If you would like to purchase the e-reader version of Dot’s book, click on your device type: Kindle, Nook, or iPad.

Over a span of fifty years, Dot Bonavito visited more than 100 countries and wrote over 100 detailed trip letters home to family and friends. This book exists because Dot documented her travel adventures — in a carefully guarded and organized archive of trip letters, itineraries, photos, and travel mementos.

ltr home pg17Imagine over 800 pages of hand-typed letters, dusty and faded, on air-mail onion-skin paper or hotel stationery. Dot never used a computer, not even an electric typewriter. We found some of the first Kodak Kodachrome color photos, like the one of Dot on Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, in 1947. One folder was stuffed with travel stickers and decals – from the days when hotels put these on your suitcases and trunks. Dot w camera corners rgb

Without Dot’s trip letters, there would be no book to document the adventures of Aunt Dot and to remember a remarkable woman who married her Uncle Sam. The U.S. Foreign Service gave Dot the life of independence and foreign adventures that she craved.

Enjoy Dot’s travel adventures.

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One Response to Bookstore

  1. Pingback: New Book Reveals How a U.S. Foreign Service Career Enabled a Fiercely Independent Woman to Fulfill Her Dream of Seeing the World | dotstraveladventures

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