In 1997, Ann Getzoff, 58-year-old psychotherapist from Santa Cruz, California, was told she had Stage IV breast cancer, a terminal diagnosis. Her memoir interweaves two parallel journeys: a year of aggressive cancer treatment, and the following year of solo travel and adventure. At the conclusion of treatment, Ann bought a 19-foot camper-van, which she named Isadora. She put her belongings in storage, left her home, work, and financial security to travel around the country and the world: from the Amalfi coast of southern Italy to a fishing village on the coast of Mexico, from a jungle village in Honduras to the Galapagos Islands, from Machu Picchu to the mountains of Patagonia in Argentina, from California across middle America to the coast of Maine, and a return across Canada. The author deftly blends the clinical, emotional, spiritual and adventurous aspects of her journey, a quest for connection and a place to be of service in the world. The result is an inspiring story of courage and grace, written with humor and poignancy.