Travel Adventures for the Young at Heart

Too old to travel the world? Don’t you believe it! These travel memoirs will have you packing your bag and searching for your passport.

When Al and Sunny Lockwood registered for a 12-day Mediterranean cruise, little did they know that their trip would morph into 42 days of fascinating travel, surprising discoveries, colorful characters, and delicious fun.

This box set captures their engrossing journey in dazzling detail.

Candid, authentic, warmly personal, Travel Adventures for the Young at Heartis full of enthusiasm and life and great advice on traveling.

Visit awe-inspiring cathedrals, romantic canals, quaint hotels and magical neighborhoods.

From Amsterdam’s Red Light District to the nerve-wracking ride on Athens’ Acropolis lift, the high-spirited Lockwoods prove it’s never too late to capture glittering memories to last a lifetime.

Buy Travel Adventures for the Young at Heart today and join Al and Sunny on their unforgettable journey.


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.

Then Al and Sunny visited Amsterdam and cruised the Mediterranean, stopping at Venice, Athens, Istanbul, Ephesus, and various Greek islands.
The three books that cover that 42-day trip comprise the Travel Adventures box set.

More recently, they’ve cruised eastern Canada, visiting the Maritimes, Quebec City and Montreal. They’ve also cruised the Caribbean and visited 11 Central and South American countries. And they’ve traveled extensively throughout the USA.

Together they’ve visited more than 30 countries on six continents, and have explored 47 UNESCO World Heritage sites.

“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.”

Unknown Treasures

Dean inherits a cedar chest and is going through it one cold day. He discovered a tiny piece of paper the size of a business card. It had his grandfather’s name on it and his birthplace was Dawsonville, Ga. He makes sure he is in Dawsonville the next morning when the courthouse is open. Dean’s father was born in Texas and his grandparents visited relatives in Texas often. Why hadn’t anyone spoken of Dawsonville? Why hadn’t he heard of family in Dawsonville? What will Dean discover? How will he react? Take this adventure with Dean as he discovers how different and interesting family situations can be. If you like short stories of surprises that are true, then you will love Unknown Treasures. Gray your free copy of Unknown Treasures and Start the journeys of surprise Now!

Meet Dorot

Dorothy Wehunt believes that each of us has the right to be successful and has within us what we need to do so. Dorothy has a MS in psychology and has helped others to achieve their goals through her training programs and coaching for more than fifteen years. Dorothy has published three self-help books – “Build Self-Esteem,” “Rise Up to Yourself: Greater Success Awaits,” and “Achieve Success with Self-Esteem.” Through her writing of self-help books, she hopes to help others believe in their abilities and themselves and their goals and dreams. And thus, take positive and needed action with confidence to achieve them and become the person they really want to be. And she he has three true short story books published – “Unknown Treasures”, “Unexpected Memories”, “Memorable Choices.” She hopes her books of true short stories of inspiration, motivation, and lessons learned encourage and inspire others. And give insight into situations to find solutions to challenges. Thus, motivate others to act to achieve in life and to find happiness.

Let’s Travel Baby! How to Travel Internationally on a Budget for the New or Seasoned Traveler

Are you itching to explore the world but convinced it’s beyond your budget, too daunting, or simply too perplexing to begin? If you’ve ever scrolled through envy-inducing Instagram or TikTok posts of influencers lounging in Thailand’s crystal-clear waters or sipping hot chocolate in Paris with impeccable timing, you’re not alone. The infamous “tiny cup and camera-ready smile” moment has given us all a case of international FOMO. We’ve all wondered, “Will it ever be my turn?” Whether spurred by social media, nostalgia, or a friend’s captivating tales of backpacking through Europe, we’ve all yearned to travel at some point. Despite the illusion of social media, many believe that travel is reserved for the affluent or those with endless hours to spare on lengthy transatlantic flights. Here’s the fantastic news—traveling has never been more accessible and affordable than it is now, and I’m here to guide the way. Drawing on my experiences, insights, and research, this book serves as your compass to navigate the financial, emotional, and mental aspects of global travel. Just five years ago, I was a cash-strapped 20-year-old college student dreaming of exploring the world. Today, I’ve visited 20 countries across five continents. Along the way, I made my fair share of rookie mistakes, but now, you can skip those missteps and embark on your journey faster. “Let’s Travel, Baby!” aims to get you exploring the world swiftly, inexpensively, safely, and efficiently. My first solo trip to Jamaica cost me only $500, including my airfare—no credit card debt or missed car payments. I’ve savored Belgian chocolate waffles in Brussels, soaked up the sun in Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands, and pedaled through the streets of London. It’s my job to show you how to turn these experiences into your reality. Bid farewell to student loans and wave goodbye to entry-level salaries; this book is your ticket. Your dreams are on the brink of becoming a reality, and with this guide, they’re closer than ever. Whether you’re a first-time traveler or a seasoned globetrotter seeking money-saving tips and efficiency hacks, I’m thrilled you’re here. You’ve got this, baby! Now, let’s travel.

Meet Catie the Traveler

Having been to over 20 countries in under five years, I learned a lot about traveling. I would get tons of questions on my social media asking how I was able to travel so frequently, so this led me to writing travel books to help someone like yourself travel the world.

Paradise Cove

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be LGBTQ or a SCUBA diver to enjoy this story. It’s a fictional suspense story about a group of friends trying to make a difference in a conservative Caribbean island nation with a romantic subplot. Some of you may have even lived parts of this story. I am a new author, but I am not inexperienced. Please check it out.

Meet Gary Fitzgerald

Gary Fitzgerald has lived in the four corners of the United States and many places in-between, but the majority of his time was spent in Texas and 5 other states in the southern U.S. He is a U.S. Navy veteran of 6 years, serving as a nuclear Machinist Mate on a fast attack submarine, and spent 6 more years in the commercial nuclear industry. Gary later got his degree in mechanical engineering, where he met his husband and worked as an explosion hazards risk consultant, traveling the world for 22 years. In that time, he authored over a thousand project reports and industry publications, becoming a well-known expert in the field of vapor cloud explosions. He and his husband fell in love with SCUBA diving on a trip to Australia in 1999 and have been avid divers since, often going with groups of other gay divers. Currently retired in Southern California, Gary is enjoying a slower pace, spending time volunteering at the local animal shelter.

Escape to California: Misadventures in America’s Golden State

He wasn’t trying to break America. But would America break him? Rocked by political turmoil, climate change and a global pandemic, the US was calling out for a hero. Unfortunately, it was travel writer Chris Atkin who turned up. Over the course of nearly two years living in the Golden State, Chris explores the history and incredible landscapes of western America. He learns about the unsolved murder of the co-founder of Stanford University and the pioneer family reduced to cannibalism. He also finds the entrepreneurial spirit at the heart of California, which, for all of Silicon Valley’s success stories, is equally central to the tale of how hippies came to benefit when nearly three tonnes of marijuana fell from the skies above Yosemite. When not living next door to Donkey from Shrek, Chris dodges bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes and Covid-deniers, and discovers there’s more than one way to live the American Dream.

Meet Chris Atkin

Since spending five years working in the television studios at Sky News and BT Sport in London, Chris has worked as an author and freelance writer. He has written for numerous publications, including The Times, The Huffington Post and Time Out. When he’s not writing books and articles, Chris works as a copywriter and digital marketer. In his free time, you’ll likely find him discovering somewhere new, or in his garden in Cambridge, tending his vegetable patch while listening out for noise emanating from the crowd at his beloved Cambridge United.

Dude, Where’s My Walking Stick?

Get ready for the out-of-the-ordinary adventure “Dude, Where’s My Walking Stick?” Follow in the footsteps of Kevin Moore, an ordinary guy with an extraordinary spirit, as he embarks on a hilariously ill-prepared journey to conquer the rugged South Island section of New Zealand’s legendary Te Araroa Trail. With little more than a backpack full of worn-out equipment, a few party favours and a hearty dose of determination, he’s about to redefine what it means to take a walk on the wild side. In a world of meticulously planned treks and seasoned hikers, Kevin’s quest is refreshingly unconventional. Armed with his trusty companion “Richard,” a sense of humour and sheer audacity, he tackles this challenging trail with a “just wing it” attitude. The results? Equal parts comedy and inspiration. From bewildering encounters with native wildlife to side-splitting misadventures with the incredible people he meets along the way, Kevin’s journey is a laugh-out-loud rollercoaster ride through the unbelievably gorgeous landscapes of Aotearoa. But beneath the humour lies a deeper story of human resilience. The impulsive decision to undertake this gruelling 1304-kilometre journey was born from the sudden loss of his mother. The unwavering power of determination, the camaraderie forged with newfound friends, and the unexpected beauty of New Zealand’s untamed wilderness serve as guiding lights, leading Kevin through the long pathway of his grief. “Dude, Where’s My Walking Stick?” is not just a travel memoir; it’s a testament to the enduring human spirit. Through Kevin’s escapades and mishaps, you’ll discover that sometimes, the most memorable journeys are the ones where you have no idea what you’re doing. You’ll be inspired to embrace spontaneity, break free from your comfort zone, and tackle life’s challenges head-on. Whether you’re an avid hiker, an armchair adventurer, or simply looking for a great read that will make you smile, “Dude, Where’s My Walking Stick?” is the book you’ve been waiting for. It’s a hilarious, heartwarming, and unforgettable tale of one man’s audacious quest to conquer nature, himself, and the unknown. Join Kevin as he blazes through New Zealand’s long-distance trail, one misstep at a time, and discover that sometimes, the best adventures happen when you have no clue what you are doing. Grab your copy today, and get ready to laugh, cheer, and be inspired by “Dude, Where’s My Walking Stick?”

Meet Kevin Moore

Kevin Moore, an acclaimed author, has accomplished the remarkable feat of catapulting his debut novel to the coveted #1 bestseller position. His unique writing style has garnered resounding praise from enthusiasts of adventure travel. Hailing from the tightly-knit farming community of Chatham, Ontario, Kevin Moore has always been an individual who dances to the rhythm of his own drumbeat. Fearlessly authentic, he consistently embraces the road less travelled, seizing every opportunity for adventure that life offers. Beyond his insatiable wanderlust, Kevin’s interests span a wide spectrum, including a passion for extreme sports, a profound love for music in all its forms, culinary exploration in both cooking and eating and, most importantly, sharing contagious laughter with those around him. Kevin embarked on his first extraordinary journey in 2009, spurred by an unexpected and life-altering event. This pivotal moment led him to the picturesque west coast of Canada, where he dedicated himself to diligently working for the 2010 Olympics in Whistler. This incredible opportunity introduced him to a diverse array of people from around the globe, further igniting his already fervent passion for exploration and discovery. Since then, Kevin’s wanderlust has taken him to captivating destinations, including Nepal, India, China, Southeast Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, the United States, and extensive explorations throughout Canada. You can often find Kevin residing in the wilds of the Yukon Territory or traversing the country in a van, seeking new adventures with each passing day. “One World! One Family! One Love!”

Greece Travel Guide : “The Most Up-to Date Pocket Travel Guide to Greece Rich Culture, Exquisite Cuisine, Majestic Landscapes, and Unforgettable Adventures”

“Embark on an unforgettable odyssey through Greece with our comprehensive travel guide. Uncover hidden treasures, ancient wonders, and vibrant culture as you explore iconic cities and serene islands. From the majestic Acropolis to the sun-soaked beaches of Santorini, let this guide be your compass to a remarkable Greek adventure. Maximize your journey with expert tips and insider insights. Your Greek dream awaits – dive in and create memories to last a lifetime.”

Meet Noah Ellis

Noah Ellis is a passionate cultural explorer, an experienced explorer, and a frequent traveler. Noah has made it his life’s work to become fully engrossed in the vibrant tapestry of this alluring nation out of a deep love for Greece and a strong desire to share its wonders with the rest of the world. Born with a wanderlust attitude, he has traveled around Greece on numerous occasions, taking in its varied landscapes, exploring its rich history, and savoring its mouthwatering cuisine.

Cruising the Mississippi

In crossing another travel adventure off their bucket list, two retirees take a fascinating river cruise and find the heart and soul of the American South.

Born travelers Al and Sunny Lockwood seized their dreams of exploring America’s natural wonders. From hiking Sierra Nevada mountain trails to photographing wildflowers in Death Valley, they’ve documented their fascinating journeys to critical acclaim.

A serious car wreck changed their lives. They stopped postponing their dreams of ocean cruises.

Now, these veteran travelers embrace a new travel adventure: a river cruise up the magnificent Mississippi.

Join Al and Sunny on the decks of an antebellum paddle-wheel riverboat as they experience the culinary delights, rich architecture, breathtaking vistas, and famous hospitality of southern culture.

You’ll visit lavish plantation mansions, honor the fallen at Civil War memorials, and be swept away by the magical beat of authentic New Orleans jazz. Before the journey ends, you’ll witness how the couple’s first impressions are challenged, changing their hearts forever.

In Cruising the Mississippi, you’ll discover:
-Fascinating histories of riverside cities
-Little-known facts about famous landmarks
-Personal reflections and insights from their daily experiences
-Tested travel tips and advice for embarking on your own river cruise adventure
-The lifelong benefits of immersing yourself in different customs and cultural experiences
-A detailed tour of the historic paddle-wheel riverboat, and much, much more!

If you like cultural exploration, American history, practical travel insights, colorful characters, and authentic personal stories, you’ll love Al and Sunny Lockwood’s illuminating exploration of America’s mightiest waterway.

Buy Cruising the Mississippi today and embark on a breathtaking adventure for the young at heart!


Meet Al and Sunny Lockwood have traveled by foot, car, rail, air and cruise ship. They’ve camped in national parks, hiked mountain trails, photographed springtime flowers in Death Valley and wintry surf along the rugged beaches of Northern California. They’ve watched July 4th fireworks over Lake Tahoe, explored the Taos Pueblo and ridden the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad through forests ablaze with autumn colors. They’ve ridden the amazing Falkirk Wheel in Scotland, the Flam Railway in Norway and Ushuaia’s train at the end of the world. They’ve photographed the Barbary apes of Gibraltar and Gentoo Penguins frolicking in the surf on Falkland Island beaches. From North Carolina’s Outer Banks to New Orleans’ Bourbon Street and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Al and Sunny love to wander and wonder and enjoy. Everywhere they go, they capture unforgettable moments with their cameras and notebooks, moments to share with their readers. Their work has been published in magazines and newspapers. It has been recognized with awards from the National Federation of Press Women, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the Wishing Shelf Book Awards and Seven Sisters Book Awards. “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. “Go somewhere new, even if it’s only in the next county. And have fun exploring the sites, the sounds and flavors of the place. You’ll be amazed at how much fun you’ll have.” 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.” ————————————————–///

Al and Sunny Lockwood have traveled by foot, car, rail, air and cruise ship. They’ve camped in national parks, hiked mountain trails, photographed springtime flowers in Death Valley and wintry surf along the rugged beaches of Northern California.

They’ve watched July 4th fireworks over Lake Tahoe, explored the Taos Pueblo and ridden the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad through forests ablaze with autumn colors.

They’ve ridden the amazing Falkirk Wheel in Scotland, the Flam Railway in Norway and Ushuaia’s train at the end of the world.

They’ve photographed the Barbary apes of Gibraltar and Gentoo Penguins frolicking in the surf on Falkland Island beaches.

From North Carolina’s Outer Banks to New Orleans’ Bourbon Street and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Al and Sunny love to wander and wonder and enjoy.

Everywhere they go, they capture unforgettable moments with their cameras and notebooks, moments to share with their readers. Their work has been published in magazines and newspapers. It has been recognized with awards from the National Federation of Press Women, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the Wishing Shelf Book Awards and Seven Sisters Book Awards.

“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. “Go somewhere new, even if it’s only in the next county. And have fun exploring the sites, the sounds and flavors of the place. You’ll be amazed at how much fun you’ll have.”

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.”
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Cruising the Mediterranean

A shared passion for exploration. The Mediterranean trip of their dreams.
There’s no better time for adventure than right now.


Enthusiastic explorers Al and Sunny Lockwood treasure the challenge and excitement of travel. From train rides through the Smokies to campouts in Yellowstone, they’ve documented their travel adventures to critical acclaim. With retirement, they expand their horizons and ship off for a new adventure in the heart of the Mediterranean.

Come along with Al and Sunny as they experience the dazzling beauty of the Greek Isles, the mouthwatering delights of Italian cuisine, the unique calls to prayer chanted from Istanbul’s minarets.

You’ll hold your breath riding the sky-high Acropolis lift, marvel at the lacework canals of Venice, and lose yourself in the rich wares and aromas of the Grand Bazaar.

Their daily excursions will expand your mind and deepen your understanding as you find yourself immersed in the Mediterranean’s vibrant array of cultures and history.

In Cruising the Mediterranean you’ll discover:
– Personal reflections, insights and humor
– Intriguing facts about Mediterranean history, landmarks and cultures
– Tips for pacing your daily outings to conserve energy and maintain interest
– Ways to adopt an adventuresome spirit so that obstacles or disappointments
don’t ruin your pleasure
– The emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual benefits of travel and much,
much more!

Cruising the Mediterranean is a breathtaking travelogue for explorers who refuse to let
aging limit their adventures.

If you like warm personal stories, cultural journeys, and actionable tips for planning your own cruise adventure, then you’ll love Al and Sunny Lockwood’s inspirational memoir capturing the heart of the Mediterranean.

Buy Cruising the Mediterranean today and join them on a timeless, unforgettable journey!


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.

Next, Al and Sunny visited Amsterdam and cruised the Mediterranean, stopping at Venice, Athens, Istanbul, Ephesus, and various Greek islands.

Together Al and Sunny have visited more than 30 countries.

“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 and take a chance on adventure and fun.”

Saudi Champagne

Jeddah, the former capital of Saudi Arabia, is hardly known as a “gay haven”, and John certainly didn’t think so. At least at first. Determined to uncover the truth, John immerses himself in extensive research, expecting to unearth a bleak reality of persecution and fear. However, what he uncovers is quite the opposite. Instead of horrifying tales of queer individuals facing gruesome fates, he discovers a different narrative—one of hidden identities and the art of preserving oneself. Discover the surprising tale of John as he ventures into uncharted territory and embarks on a transformative journey of self-discovery and cultural exploration in the vibrant city of Jeddah. In “Saudi Champagne,” experience the clash of cultures in a place known for anything but its growing LGBTQ+ community. Uncover the truth behind the misconceptions and stereotypes as you immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Saudi Arabia’s hidden stories and diverse cultures. Join John and his family as they navigate the complexities of a society shrouded in secrecy, and witness the resilience and strength of the human spirit. Witness their trials and triumphs as John learns the remarkable truth about love, acceptance, and the pursuit of happiness in the unlikeliest of places. Open your heart and mind to a world of possibilities. Don’t miss out on this thought-provoking novel that will inspire you to embrace change, unleash newfound passions, and appreciate the beauty of imperfections. Take the first step towards a captivating adventure by grabbing your copy of “Saudi Champagne” today.

Meet Nadia Sakkal

Nadia Sakkal grew up in Saudi Arabia, where her parents’ interreligious marriage had to stay secret. When she pretended to be Christian in Ramadan and Muslim in Lent to avoid fasting, her classmates discovered her secret, and their innocent questions only made her more confused about who she was. Nadia is still on a journey of self-discovery and has written this book for anyone who’s ever had to keep their identity hidden and to celebrate friends and family who’ve accepted them the way they are. Make sure to show her some love on Instagram and TikTok (@ifyouwannabemywriter).