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Travel and Memoirs Giveaway

Travel and Memoirs Giveaway

I am thrilled to see a preview of Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand included in the Travel and Memoirs Giveaway this week on Instafreebie. If you love to read travel stories, memoirs and travelogues, you won’t want to miss this chance to download 24 free travel books and previews authored by adventurous souls. These books span the globe from Australia and New Zealand to Argentina and the Czech Republic, with fabulous places in between! They capture experiences as…

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Travel By Book to Asia

Travel By Book to Asia

Explore the diverse countries and islands of Asia with intrepid travelers, curious backpackers, soul searchers and naive volunteers. Included in this post are fiction and non-fiction books written by Travel By Book members Jennifer S. Alderson,  Tomasz Chrusciel, Jill Dobbe, Lesley Downer, Heather Hackett, Anne Hamilton, Dianne Noble, Aldo A. Quintana, Juliette Power and Michelle P. Tonnesen. Trek through Nepal and Pakistan with young children, work for three months in Shanghai, backpack through Cambodia and Vietnam, volunteer in Bangladesh or…

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Last chance to enter Goodreads Giveaway for Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand

Last chance to enter Goodreads Giveaway for Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand

UPDATE:  The giveaway is over; many thanks to the 1,509 Goodreads members who entered to win a paperback! You made my day!   Don’t miss your chance to win a signed paperback copy of Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand! Head over to Goodreads now to enter (ends July 25).     And thanks to Anne Janzer for posting a lovely new review: ‘Engaging travel story; worth the trip!’ Can’t wait to begin your adventure to Nepal and…

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Notes of a Naive Traveler Goodreads Paperback Giveaway

Notes of a Naive Traveler Goodreads Paperback Giveaway

Don’t miss your chance to win a paperback version of my new travelogue, Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand! Enter the Goodreads Giveaway now:   Goodreads Book Giveaway Notes of a Naive Traveler by Jennifer S. Alderson Giveaway ends July 25, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway   Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand “The ride back to Kathmandu was comfortable and relaxing. There were more overturned trucks (the gas-powered ones seem to…

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Paperback of Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand now for sale!

Paperback of Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand now for sale!

Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand is now available as PAPERBACK on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!!! Yippee! And it’s already received four 5 star reviews!! “Rich and descriptive, it is the next best thing to being there.” – Janice J. Richardson​ “It did more than send me down the well worn path of Jane or Joe tourist, instead, it gave me an in depth view into the lives or ordinary folk I’d pass on the street of…

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Claiming My Place in the World by Jennifer S. Alderson

Claiming My Place in the World by Jennifer S. Alderson

I thought I was so cool, handing over twenty-five Euros to a freshly washed junkie I’d met in a Red Light District coffeeshop, instead of one of the smellier ones lurking on the poorly-lit bridges crisscrossing the canals. As soon as he pocketed the cash, he scurried outside and charged down the street. I hurried after him, half-running to keep up. When he darted into a darkened alleyway, I froze and my guard went up. Was he robbing me, or…

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Staying ‘In The Moment’: One Author’s Adventure in Travel Writing by Jennifer S. Alderson

Staying ‘In The Moment’: One Author’s Adventure in Travel Writing by Jennifer S. Alderson

So far this month we have been introduced to three travel memoir authors – Melissa Burovac, Jill Dobbe and Anne Hamilton – and their unique stories. It has been a pleasure reading about their journeys and how their travels influenced their writing. The rest of the month I will feature articles by former and current expats and authors Beth Green, Annika Milisc-Stanley and Pamela Allegretto here on my blog. Today I want to share my own story about how I…

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How Traveling Abroad Turned Me into a Writer by Melissa Burovac

How Traveling Abroad Turned Me into a Writer by Melissa Burovac

I have the strong feeling Melissa Burovac and I could spend many enjoyable hours swapping travel stories. After reading her excellent memoir, Wandering, I was struck by the similarities between our experiences on the road, as well as how we – as women traveling solo – reacted to the people and places we visited. One of the things I love about Wandering is how Melissa was able to stay ‘in the moment’. After reading her article, ‘How Traveling Abroad Turned…

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Fiction and Memoirs written by Expats and Travelers

Fiction and Memoirs written by Expats and Travelers

In a few short weeks I will be releasing Notes of a Naive Traveler, excerpts from travel journals and emails I’d written while volunteering in Kathmandu and backpacking through Nepal and Thailand. This journey also served as the basis for my first novel, a travel thriller entitled Down and Out in Kathmandu. My plan was to volunteer in Nepal for four months then backpack around Southeast Asia for another six. Things didn’t quite work out that way… Traveling is an…

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The Lover’s Portrait and Down and Out in Kathmandu are 99 cents until March 1

The Lover’s Portrait and Down and Out in Kathmandu are 99 cents until March 1

Super Sale! For the first time ever, Books 1 and 2 of the Adventures of Zelda Richardson series are on sale for 99 cents! Don’t miss your chance to pick up The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery​ and Down and Out in Kathmandu: adventures in backpacking​ now for a ridiculously low price! If you love art, history and mysteries, The Lover’s Portrait is right up your alley: American art history student Zelda Richardson discovers clues to the whereabouts of a…

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