Cruising the Mediterranean

This award-winning travel memoir shares enchanting adventure, authentic discoveries and great advice on traveling. Sail historic canals in Amsterdam and Venice. Ride Athens’ rickety Acropolis lift. Visit Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. Join Al & Sunny Lockwood as they share delicious fun, playful adventure and dazzling beauty on their trip of a lifetime. $0.99 on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

Your Future, Your Dreams: How to Retire Anywhere in the World

What are you going to do when you retire? Sure, the idea of not going to the same job day after day is appealing, but what are you actually going to do? Many of us live a fairly stationary life, creating a home base and not wandering too far for very long. But after retirement, new options appear on the horizon. You have the freedom to wander and see all of the beautiful worldly locations you never got to explore as much as you wanted, living in a world of deadlines and limited paid time off. M... [Read More...]

Dude, Where’s my Walking Stick?

After my life was suddenly flipped and turned upside down, I decided to take a long walk across New Zealand’s South Island to clear my mind and heal my soul. With a pack of old, worn-out equipment, very little experience, and a body that hadn’t seen a lot of physical exercise, I set off alone and terrified, to tackle the Te Waipounamu section of the Te Araroa: a 1,300 kilometre trail through some of the most incredible and beautiful landscapes Aotearoa has to offer. From the highest of high... [Read More...]

Free: Queens of the Rajasthan Desert and Other True Tales: An India Travel Sampler

From the National Geographic published photographer and award-winning author of adventure-travel memoir Dancing with Death comes this new three-essay India Travel Sampler. Are you ready for an hour of travel dreams and cultural discoveries illustrated with 96 stunning photographs?... [Read More...]

Savoring the World: Hit and Misadventures – A Memoir

Not your typical travelogue. Instead, this book is organized by the nature of the experience the author had while traveling.I am an avid world traveler. These glimpses of my world journeys are poignant, funny, comical, inspiring, and sometimes frightening, but one thing is for certain: every word details precisely and truthfully how it all happened. $0.99 on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

Dude, Where’s My Walking Stick?

After my life was suddenly flipped and turned upside down, I decided to take a long walk across New Zealand’s South Island to clear my mind and heal my soul. With a pack of old, worn out equipment, very little experience, and a body that hadn’t seen a lot of physical exercise, I set off alone and terrified, to tackle the Te Waipounamu section of the Te Araroa: a 1,300 kilometre trail through some of the most incredible and beautiful landscapes Aotearoa has to offer. From the highest of high... [Read More...]

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...]