Cover for Madagascar Travel Companion
Book Info:
Paperback: 148 pages
Full color throughout
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 978-0982261958
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5
Available in print and as an ebook

Madagascar (Travel Companion)

“In the past I have used more popular series, such as Lonely Planet, but found them to be quite mundane and obvious. Upon opening this Madagascar book, I realized immediately this book was exactly what I was looking for. The fact that Ms. LeHoullier has spent years in Madagascar and is fluent in the language is obvious with each recommendation and story. We depart next week and have already used the book to plan many activities. Highly recommended!”
- Mellisa Cain, Reader

About the Travel Companion

Why should you go to Madagascar? Sara LeHoullier is itching to tell you. Armed with a love of rice with ambiguous meat chunks, a stomach of steel, a firm grasp on multiple dialects of the Malagasy language, and lots of mosquito repellent, Sara explores both on and off the beaten path revealing a truly unique side on the world’s 4th largest island.

Sara not only makes friends with the lemurs and chameleons, but treks through the national parks, tries to decide which beach is the prettiest (not an easy task), and most importantly, talks to as many people as possible, collecting proverbs, stories, and always friends.

Full color photographs -- courtesy of professional photographer and former Madagascar Peace Corps Volunteer Christi Turner -- throughout the book bring Madagascar to the reader. Not only is this a great companion for traveling through Madagascar, the book also makes a great keepsake for after your trip.

Your Guide to Madagascar: Sara LeHoullier

After graduating from Carleton College with a BA in English, Sara decided to take the plunge and join the Peace Corps. In early 2005, she left her job in North Carolina to teach English to high school students in Madagascar for two years. After completing her service, Sara found that she couldn’t stay away - she returned in 2008 to work on an NGO project, and again in 2009 to complete research for her Masters thesis (and to write this book!).