Absolutely thrilled to announce that my first major book - The Great Canadian Bucket List - is being preceded by my first self-published book, Word Travels: Dispatches from the World's Best Job
Compiled from my extensive writing during the filming of the 40-part TV series Word Travels, this epic 422-page book takes you on a journey to 36 countries, both in-front of and behind the camera. Who will enjoy it? Anyone interested in wild adventures in off-the-wall countries like Lithuania, Venezuela, Romania, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and Ukraine. Anyone interested in the misunderstood world of travel journalism. Anyone interested to learn how travel TV shows are put together, with unique challenges faced by the crew on the road and in the production office.
The book features over 150 photos, which illustrate not only the crazy adventures I discovered, but also the unforgettable characters and landscapes I encountered along the way.
It took me 6 years to write, edit, design and produce this book: I hope you enjoy it.
Word Travels: Dispatches from the World's Best Job is available for the princely sum of $20 on Amazon.com (and soon Amazon.ca as well).
Rumours that I'll be releasing another book, Modern Gonzo, about my first 12-month fireball trip across the planet, are completely founded.
Please come in. Mahalo for removing your shoes.
After many years running a behemoth of a blog called Modern Gonzo, I've decided to a: publish a book or eight, and b: make my stories more digestible, relevant, and deserving of your battered attention.
Here you will find some of my adventures to over 100 countries, travel tips and advice, rantings, ravings, commentary, observations and ongoing adventures.