Emmaline has never left the United States. She hasn't even ever left Illinois. She's never seen the ocean. But that's all about to change. When she receives an offer to travel to India through her job as a journalist and photographer, Emma snaps it up. But India is not what she expects it to be. She deals with cockroaches, thieves and a cute tour guide. Will Emma be able to take life as it goes, or will her sheltered life shield her from the truth?