The honest and at times raw account of her travel made it all so relatable.
"I just loved the inner messages in the writing. It was so so much more than her solo travel experience, and much about her courageous adventure and opportunity to grow and discover herself. Her travelling light concept goes far beyond the physical items in her bag but to me leads itself to a more joyful, peaceful way of life with reduced physical and mental clutter." - Raewyn, New Zealand
Dare to be inspired and possibly follow your dream too.
"Dare to be inspired and possibly follow your dream too. There is an honest rawness to the writing and the author will no doubt inspire other readers to wonder 'what if'. And maybe you'll even 'plan and do similar'; travel solo. I'm totally captivated by this 'bare all' memoir of a life written by a woman who was always going to be a traveller. The personal revelations are heartfelt; written in a style that is page-turning and completely relatable. It's the story of a woman who travels far and wide to find out how resourceful and independent she can be. And is." - Gaylene, New Zealand.
The author shows how to turn a dream into a reality.
" I loved Dare to travel solo. With the vivid descriptions, I felt like I was there and having a holiday myself, without leaving home. The issues she described such as banking and accommodation, are things that do occur when travelling, and she showed how to manage them, and also how to plan for such eventualities. The author shows how to turn a dream into reality." - Jo, Australia.
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What’s this DARING all about?
I chose solo travel to be daring. Then I chose to write a book!
Daring looks different to us all. Daring can be…
Changing jobs or career
Starting or ending a relationship
Booking that holiday!
Living with no regrets
Putting yourself first
Whatever daring means to you, this book is much, much more than travelling solo with a carry-on bag.
For me it was about believing in myself, learning I could overcome fear, and succeeding – all while having the most fabulous trip of a lifetime.
What might your daring be?
On The Path of the Gods, Amalfi Coast.
The writing process!
I started writing this book in June 2020 after much encouragement from my mum.
It took about 18 months to write, nine months to do more edits after editorial feedback, a week to create the cover, a month or two to get it printed and set-up for e-book and print on demand, and then it's been six months of sitting with it. Anxiously dilly-dallying over whether the time was right.
And I think it now is. It's time to be daring and PUBLISH IT!
A huge thanks to everyone who supported me in the process. It has been a huge learning curve - but I have absolutely loved the journey.
If you want to write a memoir, I highly recommend a book by Rachel Herron, Fast-Draft Your Memoir: Write Your Life Story in 45 Hours. - Note, that's just the first draft...there are maaaany drafts after that!
And I would also strongly encourage you to join a writer's group. I joined the 'Romance Writers of New Zealand'. I cannot emphasise enough how much this group of talented writers helped me on my journey. Their writing and publishing expertise is phenomenal. And I am forever grateful!
Available in paperback at NZ retailers...
Poppies Bookshop - Casabella Lane, Hamilton
Bivouac Outdoors - Barton Street, Hamilton
And more retailers to come ...
NZ readers can also buy a signed copy DIRECTLY FROM ME: $35 - includes postage.
Email me - Katherine@the5kilotraveller.com with your name and address & I'll give you my bank account details.