One of the best things about writing my adventure travel memoir “Amazon Hitchhiker” is the remarkable adventure travel writers that I have connected with all over the world since it was published. Each and every one of the 13 adventurers listed below has encouraged and inspired me to keep adventuring and writing. If you enjoyed my book you will enjoy their writing too. (There are a few affiliate links in this blog. I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase - at no extra cost to you.)
Jane Harries, an adventurer herself is the editor of a great online magazine in the UK “Adventure She”. Each issue has articles on women who are undertaking remarkably challenging empowering adventures. We have Zoomed a few times to discuss writing techniques and an article I wrote that was published in “Adventure She” magazine.
Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer who has bicycled around the world and paddled across the Atlantic Ocean! A prolific writer he has published numerous books about his adventures including adventure books for children and books on how to become an adventurer. Alastair's newest children’s book which I loved is The Girl Who Rowed the Ocean. He also writes regular newsletters to inspire new adventurers and kindly mentioned my book Amazon Hitchhiker in one.
Amit Vaidya recently published Backpacker to Nomad: A humorous travel memoir of adventure, discovery, despair - Oh, and the Monkeys! about his world travels and his goal to forever remain a Nomad. I look forward to reading it. Amit just set off on a new adventure in Asia which will no doubt inspire another book.
Bea Meitiner aka “Bea Adventurous” publishes a regular travel blog about her world travels, most recently an African safari and a marathon she ran in Sierra Leone. When she visited North America we had a delightful dinner together where we shared our travel stories and world views. World travelers tend to be open minded.
Brian R Mommsen author of Blue Zen Memories: Adventures of a Tropics Trader recounts incredible stories of his wild and crazy adventures traveling with his family in Mexico and Central America in the 1960’s. His next book will be about his adventures in South America.
Darcy Gaechter, author of the Amazon Woman: Facing Fears, Chasing Dreams, and a Quest to Kayak the World's Largest River from Source to Sea is the first woman to ever accomplish the incredible task of kayaking the entire length of the Amazon from the headwaters in Peru to the mouth in Brazil where the river enters the Atlantic Ocean. She continues to kayak some of the most challenging rivers of the world.
Harpreet Kaur Chandi is currently skiing solo across Antarctica pulling a sled with all of her supplies behind her. You can follow her incredible daily progress on her Polar Preet website.
Julia Goodfellow-Smith, author of Live Your Bucket List: Simple Steps to Ignite Your Dream, FaceYour Fears and Lead an Extraordinary Life, Starting Today is currently working on another book about walking the Camino de Santiago trail.
John McFadzean is on a lifetime quest to Stand Up Paddle SUP in every country of the world! This summer he added a few European Countries. John is one of the authors of The Bigger Book of Yes: 22 Adventure Stories.
Jon Doolan wrote Self-Publishing for Adventure Authors: Turn Your First Draft into an Epic Book you can be Proud of (The Adventure Author Series) and many other books on his adventures. This summer he ran/walked the entire length of the United Kingdom wild camping with nothing but a change of clothes in his backpack as he collected jokes from people he met. Jon wore out at least one pair of shoes! This adventure will soon be a new book.
Pamindiana Jones wrote When in Roam: A Comedy Travel Adventure Memoir about her spontaneous travels through South Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and is working on a second book about more of her adventures.
Sal Bolton's first book was about her travels with an Australian Circus. Today she is in the final editing stages of her next book Letters From the Amazon.
Stanley Stewart, is an award-winning travel writer, who incidentally grew up in the same small Canadian town as I did. Stanley has written several hundred articles and three books about his adventures. My favorite book of his is In the Empire of Genghis Khan about riding his horse 1000 miles across Mongolia.
Not only have these adventurers inspired me, they have also welcomed me into a unique tribe of humans who put adventure travel above everything else.
Alycin Hayes has spent much of her life adventuring all over the world. If you enjoy her blog you will also want to read her books: Amazon Hitchhiker: A Woman’s Adventures from Canada to Brazil and her award-winning children's book Milo and the Mustang.
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12/1/2022 11:54:18 pm
What a fabulous set of contacts you have made. Some of my favourites are on there, as well as some people whose work I haven’t read yet - more to add to my reading list!
12/2/2022 04:46:19 am
Thank you. Each of these authors/adventurers has inspired me.
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has spent much of her life adventuring all over the world. If you enjoy the stories and travel writing tips in this blog you will also love her books: Amazon Hitchhiker:A Woman’s Adventures from Canada to Brazil and her award-winning children's book Milo and the Mustang.