Braving the World: Adventures in Travel and Retirement

In 2017 my husband Dave and I packed four suitcases and one beer cooler full of insulin and boarded a one-way flight to Italy for a year-long adventure. After a year of quarantine, travel-starved readers will enjoy this book called “…a breathtaking overseas journey that will warm your heart and make you smile.” Indies Today (5 star review) “This book is a revelation about the ups and downs of European travel.”  -US Review of Book... [Read More...]

Back on Bonaire: Rediscovering Diver’s Paradise as a Father

When a midlife surprise upends his plans, will his dreams of exploration end…or begin anew? Andrew Jalbert has always been an adventurer at heart. Drawn to the breathtaking island of Bonaire in his twenties, he transformed a passion for diving and natural beauty into a career as a writer and underwater photographer. But with goals to retire to the Caribbean paradise, he was unexpectedly gifted with fatherhood at age forty-three and the challenge of merging two seemingly incompatible lives. De... [Read More...]

Free: Across Lviv

Take a trip to somewhere in between. Have you ever thought about teaching abroad? Where would you go? In a country torn apart by corruption and violence, the idealistic Scottish author takes up a teaching post in an English language school in Ukraine circa 1996 determined to make a difference. Through a series of interconnected stories of deceit, betrayal, love and loneliness before the Orange Revolution and Euromaidan, the author encounters the people of Lviv in a time and place, though harsh,... [Read More...]

Craving London: Confessions of an Incurable Romantic with an Insatiable Appetite

A delicious escape for hopeful romantics, travel lovers, and shameless foodies! “Read Jessica Stone’s evocative memoir and prepare to be dazzled. When I grow up, I want to write like Jessica!” -Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Big Leap Still single five years after a broken engagement, 29-year-old food lover Jessica Stone decides to leave New York City for a fresh start in London, hoping the change in scenery would finally usher in a new relations... [Read More...]

Savoring the World: Hit and Misadventures (A Memoir)

I am an avid world traveler. I have lived in a variety of international locations, and I have both studied abroad and taught abroad. I have backpacked, camped out, stayed at youth hostels, and now, in my senior years, I have stayed in topnotch hotels and resorts. I have flown standby, and I have flown first class. I have hitchhiked, and I have taken public transportation, slow trains, fast trains, boats, and ships. These glimpses of my world journeys are poignant, funny, comical, inspiring, and... [Read More...]

Kong Boys

Seven Hong Kong boys. Thirty years of age. Eleven European Cities. One Summer. The enduring power of friendship disguised as a booze-soaked, contemplative travelogue. Winner of 2020 Hollywood Book Festival In summer 2006, twenty-year-old Gerald Yeung and his childhood friends from Hong Kong travel to South America and Africa on their parents’ dime. Confronted by challenges foreign to their privileged upbringing, the “Wannabe Backpackers” persevere in their Christian Dior cloth... [Read More...]

The Art of Discount Travel: Your Guide To Cheaper Flights & Cheaper Nights

The Art of Discount Travel (now revised and updated) is chock full of strategies and resources for lowering the cost of flights and accommodations. From significantly discounted to free – yes, free – multiple cost-reduction strategies are presented in detail. This book was written with you, the consumer, in mind. If a cost-cutting strategy is legal, ethical, and available to the general public, you will probably find it in The Art of Discount Travel: Your Guide to Cheaper Flights &a... [Read More...]

Free: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

This is the reality of what it is like to actually hike the pathways of the Incas exactly how they did six hundred years ago, assuming they had porters running ahead of them to set up their tents, cook their meals, clean their toilets, administer oxygen, remind them to put on sunscreen, and pose them for pictures. It is an account of sixteen first world tourists on a quest for social media photos. In between humorous anecdotes I will attempt to, quickly, slip in some history, local facts, and c... [Read More...]