Travel Anyway (Print)

(12 customer reviews)


Travel Anyway is a mix of more than 100 poems and essays about travel, love, and life. Carefully selected travel photos accompanied by words that try to encapsulate the fleeting moments and memories of a 4 year journey across Asia and Europe.

If you like the smell of newly printed books and delight in the act of reading and turning actual pages, then get this print version of the book. It also serves as a nice coffee table book for your living room or bedside table!

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Travel Anyway is a collection of travels from Asia to Europe wrapped around in photos, poetry, and essays. It aims to make sense of our human need to articulate our emotions and our experiences in the hopes of learning from it. Each poem and essay deals with the nuances and chaos of traveling, while carefully navigating the complexities of human emotions that come with it. Wherever you are, the photos and words will surely take you on a rollercoaster ride.

Traveling is not a solution to anything, whether it’s a heartbreak or a loss of a loved one and it’s not always fun. That’s the beauty of it. It builds you, breaks you, and re-creates you, as does life. For whatever reason or excuse you have, go and travel anyway!

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12 reviews for Travel Anyway (Print)

  1. Amelia

    I loved the honesty and Len’s sharing of love lost and travels in foreign lands. I’m also inspired by the story behind this book – self published and now in its second edition. Congratulations!

    • travelanyway

      Thank you Amelia! This means so much. 🙂

  2. Deepika

    Beautiful illustrations accompanied with simple yet deep and thoughtful words. Very touching and inspiring! Kudos to the author for excellent curation. Highly recommend it to everyone especially those who are passionate about travel or want to get inspired to travel!

  3. Jowie

    We’re all in the pursuit of a life well lived and Len gives us a glimpse of how to experience this in traveling. The book’s charm lies in the raw anecdotes that feel unexpectedly but strongly familiar. Makes you thirst for more experiences, more love, more risks, more travel! 🙂 For me, best read randomly. Surprise yourself what resonates 🙂

    • travelanyway

      thank you Jowie for the kind words and I am grateful that my word resonates with yours!

  4. Sara

    The kind of books that makes you travel around the world without even moving from your room ! the author does not only have a gift in poetry but she is also a very good photographer. I wish you all the success Allenie ! Waiting for your next book 🙂

  5. Azra Aya

    Reading Len’s book reminded me of how rich we are with experiences we had, travels we did and people we met. How we are all strangers but yet connected in pursuit of our own art and passions. As it did to me, this book will remind you of your itchy feet to enrich yourself more and fulfil your urge of discovering magnificent places that make great memories.

    • travelanyway

      Thank you Azra! 🙂 I hope to visit Boznia soon!

  6. AE

    This book beautifully and artfully captures the all-too-human tensions and internal battles we all face. The poems are deceptively complex and brimming with sharp emotion. I felt the poignant cut of some, and the stubborn, relentless passion of others. Told from the perspective of the ever-curious traveler, Travel Anyway challenged me to honestly ask myself the difficult questions I know I’ve been avoiding. But despite often confronting uncomfortable topics like death and heartbreak head on, there is an unquestionable thread of hope and strength throughout the book that leaves the reader with the motivation to always go on, and to never stop exploring.

  7. Joanna

    The photographs to the poetry of Len are the kind of rich content that take down the illusion of places, making them real. What I love most about this book is how openly human experience is brought to the fore and how there was tender relatable content. The book reminded me of the pleasure of being in another place and how that enriches a sense of self and the world. It’s also inspiring in the way that, it’s a lot about moving forward.

  8. Vedant

    Allenie has used travel as a theme to deliver a range of emotions.

    In our busy and sometimes monotonous days, we sometimes forget to connect with our own selves. My take away from the poems is to stop and smell the flowers in our journey of life 🙂

    Travel anyway is a book you should read anyway!

  9. Cat (verified owner)

    I’m halfway thru the book. Love the graphics.,the way the book was designed. At times, I grin to myself with “kilig” cause of the book. I feel like I’ve known Len more thru this book. Looking forwards to more books in the future, I hope?! 😊

  10. Carmencita

    This book gives you all the feels and not just in matters concerning travel. It’s the kind of book that’s enlightening, gut-wrenching, and inspiring. Whatever you’re going through, you’ll surely find a poem you can relate to . The images combined perfectly with the poems would also move you to pack your bags and go on a trip for some soul-searching or even just a breather away from all the hustle and bustle ..

  11. Patricia Q.

    Travel anyway offered me an intimate view on what’s it like to look for yourself without being attached to someone. Reading it was like meeting a friend in a foreign land together and just knowing that they would be there before seeing them. I’m glad I found it in this time of my life.

    Along with the whispers of verses, the images in the book will make you want to pack your bags and book a ticket on a whim. Hoping to visit at least half of these places when the pandemic is over.

    • travelanyway (verified owner)

      Hi Pat, I hope we meet in your next travels. Solo travel is a gift i’m grateful i have given and will continue to give myself. Happy travels!

  12. Sangitha

    Allenie beautifully lines up a spectrum of emotions in her poems reminding us of what it means to be human. It is relatable and reflective. She speaks of heartbreak, death, self-doubt, but more so of courage, hope, and moving on. I personally love how she has represented vulnerabilities by weaving in so much courage, hope, and fearlessness in her words. This book is not just about traveling, it takes you through experiences, feelings, thoughts, values, and self-discovery. It sure is grounding!

    • travelanyway (verified owner)

      Thank you Sangitha! Stay safe and hope to see you around soon!

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