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!”