Join Mark and Helen, who sailed their catamaran, Charabia, from Florida to the Panama Canal, that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, to Australia.
Sail with them as they cruise the Australian east coast from Bundaberg to Sydney, navigating picturesque bays, rivers and harbors. Travel with them as they explore several Australia states and cities from their bucket list.
Follow them as they continue to fulfill their dreams in this second book in The Unstoppable Dream series.
Meet Helen Humphreys
Helen Humphreys, author of The Unstoppable Dream, sailing adventure, grew up in Canada, earning a Bachelor of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. She is a Reiki Master, Shamanic Touch Master, Medium, Clinical Hypnotherapist and sailor. Helen and her husband, Mark, reside in Jacksonville, Florida.
This story picks up from Overlanding Part One, which ended at the Turkish border with Iran, and finishes in the Netherlands. Of all my travels in the 1980s, in terms of time spent, undoubtedly no journey made such a deep and lasting impression on me as this overland trip from Karachi to Rotterdam, which in total took just a little over three weeks. Not only did it unceremoniously blow away many of my own preconceived notions of life in Pakistan and Iran, it was also a harsh lesson for me as a traveller in the virtues of being prepared for any journey into terra incognita. Additionally, the first part of the journey, from Karachi to the Turkish border with Iran, was relatively dangerous, not due to involving difficult terrain, but rather to man-made hazards. But overall, the journey turned out to be something I originally had never suspected for a moment it would be: an intensive course in the follies of racial prejudice and ethnic chauvinism.
Meet Alix Lee
I am a Taiwan national, born and bred in the UK. I began travelling in 1981 and soon found I couldn’t stop….
Discover historic wonders and modern delights guaranteed to enlarge your heart and expand your understanding of Canada and its people.
Veteran travelers Al and Sunny Lockwood share their adventures and misadventures on this scintillating cruise of exploration.
Join them for an unforgettable journey through part of the largest country in the Western Hemisphere.
In “Cruising from Boston to Montreal” readers will:
– attend a rousing baseball game at Boston’s Fenway Park
– Learn Alexander Graham Bell’s involvement with Canada’s first airplane flight.
– Visit the Prince Edward Island farm that was the setting for the Anne of Green Gables books.
– Discover how lobster graduated from barnyard feed to gourmet fare.
– Sail Canada’s greatest waterway, the mighty Saint Lawrence River.
– View breath-taking cathedrals and romantic lighthouses.
– Discover Halifax’s heart-breaking connection with the Titanic tragedy.
– and much more.
This travel memoir will introduce you to the fascinating heroes, stunning beauty and staggering tragedies that have helped shape Canada’s Maritimes, Quebec City, and Montreal.
“The first-person descriptions read with the drama of fiction and the excitement of journal writing….” – Midwest Book Review
Meet Al & Sunny Lockwood
Al and Sunny Lockwood have traveled by foot, car, rail, air and cruise ship. They’ve camped in national parks, photographed springtime flowers in Death Valley and wintry surf along the rugged beaches of Northern California.
They’ve ridden Scotland’s Falkirk Wheel, Norway’s Flam Railway, and Ushuaia’s train at the end of the world.
They’ve photographed Gibraltar’s Barbary apes and Gentoo Penguins frolicking in the surf on Falkland Island beaches.
Everywhere they go, they capture unforgettable moments with their cameras and notebooks, moments to share with their readers. Their award-winning work has been published in magazines and newspapers.
“We write to encourage others to travel, to take a break from their ordinary routine and discover the many rewards of traveling with your eyes wide open,” Sunny said.
Al added, “We also write to share the wonder of our own travels. To help you feel what it’s like to be on a cruise ship, or wandering the back alleys of Venice, Italy. We hope our books give readers a real sense of our travel adventures.”
When plans for a rendezvous with local guides went awry, author Steve Camkin, Ph.D., and his trekking partner, Mukhtar Makussara, found themselves in a remote corner of the Borneo jungle with little food, no maps, and no local guides. After making their own way, they emerged 16 days later onto a riverbank where they were able to attract the attention of locals who had been searching for them.
Finding Resilience: Lessons Learned from Getting Lost in the Borneo Jungle describes strategies you can use to: Analyze a life or business situation you have been thrust into; Deal with emotional and mental disorientation; Survive, adapt and thrive in ambiguous situations; Maintain resilience while dealing with setbacks; Extract learning from life’s challenges.
Meet Steve Camkin
Steve Camkin is the author of the Amazon International Bestseller High Altitude Leadership: Small steps to get you to the top of big mountains. Steve has led or participated in wilderness expeditions for over 35 years on 7 continents including climbing the “Seven Summits.” For the last 13 years, through his own company, he has acted as an international leadership development coach and consultant in 18 countries. Prior to that held leadership positions inside global high-tech companies. He has served in the Australian and New Zealand Armies, as an Outward Bound Instructor in Australia and the U.S.A. and on Search and Rescue Teams in Australia and The U.S.A. Steve has a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems Design. Having grown up in Australia and New Zealand he now lives in Boise, Idaho where he can be found skiing, mountain biking, hiking or kayaking in his spare time.
2 brothers, Kai and Ano, aim to join the Guardian Brigade in their city. But on the day of the ceremony where they received their Syncs, small and personal objects that grant the user a boost in their natural power, Kai, who doesn’t have a power, receives a sentient Sync that only he can communicate with. With this, he and his future team are set on a path and must uncover the secrets that lie behind their world. Kai, along with his brother Ano, and 2 friends, Zeke and Saiko, all join as a team underhead by the Guardian: Captain John. but on their first days, they unexpectedly cross a secret organization that becomes more trouble than they would’ve guessed.
Every person today knows someone who has been impacted by the devastating effects of sexual brokenness in one of its various manifestations – porn addiction, affairs, sexual compulsivity and sex addiction. The individuals and couples who have been affected by sexual brokenness in the form of sexual betrayal universally report that it is one of the most emotionally gut-wrenching experiences anyone can endure. They will often describe it as feeling “worse than death,” and many say they would rather die. Roane and Eva Hunter offer a raw and transparent account of the difficult path they have traveled together in dealing with sexual addiction. The result is their ability to offer a comprehensive road map for recovery. In addition to their own personal experiences, they are able to share as two seasoned and highly respected mental health professionals who have now field-tested this process of healing with countless couples through their clinical practice. The result is carefully crafted advice for discovering how to find the true intimacy of knowing and being known.
Meet Roane Hunter
Roane and Eva Hunter are Marriage and Family Counselors specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy. They maintain a private practice in Madison, MS (LifeWorks.MS), with three offices and a team of sixteen therapists. They are both Licensed Professional Counselors, National Board-Certified Counselors, Certified Sex Addiction Therapists-Supervisors (CSAT-S), Certified Clinical Sex Addiction Specialists (CCSAS), Clinical Associates with the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists (ABCST), and Certified Multiple Addictions Therapists-Supervisors (CMAT-S). They are World Conference speakers for the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) with over sixty years of combined experience working in the area of sexual wholeness while ministering to individuals and couples in recovery from sexual brokenness. They are popular speakers at churches, seminars, and retreats, sharing their remarkable journey from false intimacy to redemptive intimacy.
Do you dream of riding a gondola along the canals of Venice? Tossing a coin into Rome’s Trevi Fountain? Join Al and Sunny Lockwood as they explore these and other fascinating cities, gathering travel memories for a lifetime.
Their informative, entertaining memoir shows how seasoned travelers can see the world while savoring all the excitement, romance and adventure they desire.
The Lockwoods capture magical moments as they travel on their own by foot, bus and train. Their enchanting, entertaining experiences prove that being young at heart is all you need to relish our beautiful world.
Whether you long to travel for enlightenment or escape or if you simply enjoy armchair travel, this warm personal odyssey will sweep you away to beautiful places and pleasure-filled adventures.
Along with the Lockwoods you’ll * feel the mist on your face in early morning Venice, * hear the deep, resonant church bells of Florence, * walk where Colosseum gladiators once battled, * savor intensely flavorful gelato, * inhale spicy incense in a Barcelona fortuneteller’s shop, * and discover what Al and Sunny learn: that exciting, transforming travel is not the exclusive province of the young.
These two find practical ways to see the world while shepherding their energy and travel funds.
Their refreshing, easy-to-read memoir will have you searching for your passport.
Grab your reading glasses and bon voyage!
Meet Al & Sunny Lockwood
Al and Sunny Lockwood met after he’d retired from engineering and she’d retired from daily newspaper reporting. They spent much of their time exploring California, Al with his camera and Sunny with her notebook and pen. But a serious car wreck changed their lives.
In 2012, while they waited at a red light, a driver paying more attention to her phone than her driving, slammed into them at 60 miles per hour. The collision totaled both cars and filled the Lockwood’s summer with doctor appointments, pharmacy visits, and endless wrangling with insurance companies.
The wreck also woke them up to the reality that life is fragile and there’s no guarantee you’ll have it for long. “We decided to stop putting off our travel dreams for some day in the future,” Sunny says. “We’ve made ‘someday’ today.”
Their first dream cruise was through the Panama Canal. They loved the trip so much, they wrote a book about it: Cruising Panama’s Canal, savoring 5,000 nautical miles and 500,000 decadent calories.
The book was a finalist in the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards.
Then Al and Sunny visited Amsterdam and cruised the Mediterranean, stopping at Venice, Athens, Istanbul, and various Greek islands.
Their travel memoir Cruising the Mediterranean won Best Non-Fiction Book from the 2016 Seven Sisters Book Awards, and also won the Gold medal in the 2016 Wishing Shelf Awards (Adult Non-Fiction Books category). It was a finalist (Nonfiction Narrative category) in the 2017 Best Book Awards.
“We write to encourage people to make their travel dreams come true,” Sunny says. “We want our readers to know that travel enhances health and enriches life. So step out of your everyday routine for a week or two and take a chance on adventure and fun.” ————————————————–/
This multi-5-Star psychological thriller takes us deep into the mind of a serial killer as the suspense mounts to a shocking conclusion. Set in Peru and Chile, the novel is available on Amazon Kindle, from Kindle Unlimited, and in a paperback version. The Surreal Killer seamlessly mixes the genres of whodunit thriller and travel to exotic places to introduce the reader to the regional culture and history of the Incas, while a mysterious modern-day murderer proves we reap what we sow. The gripping story blends murder, intrigue, and modern Chile’s history with the genesis of a serial killer.
Italian Tilt is a novel that goes beyond exploring how Donald, the main character, finds romance and discovers a new culture while on a trip to Italy. It also deals with the nature of personal growth, the nature of friendship, as well as family conflict and reconciliation.
Meet Carlos Rubio
CARLOS RUBIO was born in Cuba and came to the United States in 1961. After finishing high school, he attended Concord College and West Virginia University. A bilingual novelist, in Spanish he has written Saga, Orisha and Hubris. In 1989 his novel Quadrivium received the Nuevo León International Prize for Novels. In English he is the e author of Orpheus’s Blues, Secret Memories and American Triptych, a trilogy of satirical novels. In 2004 his novel Dead Time received Foreword’s Magazine Book of the Year Award. His novel Forgotten Objects was published by Editions Dedicaces in 2014. Since then he has completed two Spanish-language works, Final Aria and Double Edge. The latter was a finalist in the International Reinaldo Arenas Literary Contest and was subsequently published by Ediciones Alféizar in 2019.
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Meet W. Sage
Walter Sage, a writer from Los Angeles, drove for Uber and Lyft at night for many years, while hiding a shocking secret in plain sight. After discovering a simple way to make a small fortune with referral bonuses, he was invited inside the headquarters of both Uber and Lyft, and was asked to become a recruiter and to give his advice on how to improve the driver app. Since writing his stunning confessional: “Shockingly True Uber Stories”, Mr. Sage is currently hiding out somewhere in the Midwest with his beautiful wife, where he mostly meditates and watches his wife do yoga. He posts videos and more shocking stories on his website: shockinguberstories.com