Men's Journal

From Wall St. to the South Pacific: How Stephen Jermanok Embarked on a Life of Travel

Tara Taghizadeh

Not long ago, the art of exploration and travel writing seemed to be the exclusive right of the British. However, not to be outdone by their brethren across the Atlantic, a number of prominent American travel writers – from the late, great Mark Twain and Richard Halliburton to Paul Theroux – began to populate the field and have continuously made an impressive mark for themselves on the literary travel map. Amongst the prolific American set is Stephen Jermanok, who came to the world of travel after quitting his job as a broker in Manhattan.

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