Best Selling Book Recalls Thanksgiving Overseas in a Gripping Story About Travel, Friends, and Family

Traveling the world and writing down his daily adventures was all fun and games until journeyman Jobe Leonard was forced to spend “Turkey Day” abroad.

Knoxville, TN, November 21, 2012 --( Jobe indicates that a few days before the big holiday it really started to sink in that for the first time in his life he would not be eating with his family. “I started to think about my family at home and the new friends I had made while living abroad,” says Leonard. “I then began searching for recipes so that I could share the Thanksgiving experience with a group that had never celebrated the holiday before.”

The author tells us that his book, “Study Abroad: The Book of Jobe,” details the hardships and difficulties of buying, preparing, and serving Thanksgiving dinner in a foreign land. “I had to carry everything that I prepared that day in my backpack and in plastic bags, on my bicycle’s handle bars,” Leonard recalls. “It really made me think back to that first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and the Native Americans as I pedaled my bike with heavy bags full of turkey, ham, green beans, potatoes, and cranberry sauce.”

Jobe also indicates that his book shows the thrill and excitement of sharing new the Thanksgiving holiday with other friends from other cultures. No other piece of literature details this experience to the reader quite like “Study Abroad: The Book of Jobe,” does.

In all Jobe served Thanksgiving dinner to 18 friends from 6 different countries that fateful afternoon. With his expertise in world travel and spending holidays abroad, Jobe Leonard decided to share a few tips on preparing Thanksgiving dinner in a foreign country.

--Plan ahead. Find the recipes early and make a shopping list to avoid scrambling the day of the feast.

--Shop light. Lightweight items with minimal packaging will lighten the load when walking, riding a bike, or using public transit.

--Enlist the help of everyone who is involved with the meal. The most memorable moments are when everyone is lending a hand in the preparation (and the cleanup).

--Be thankful for the group that is sharing the experience while remembering those loved ones back at home.

Additional tips for traveling on holidays can be found at

“Study Abroad: The Book of Jobe” details the Thanksgiving holiday and many others. This book will be available on and Thanksgiving Day at midnight.
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