I am a writer and longtime journalist.
I was part of the national and world staff of a city newspaper in the United States when the company began to reduce the number of employees because of the global economic crisis. Like so many others, after years of loyal service, I was shown the door.
After the initial shock subsided, I took a deep breath and a step back and a look ahead. I saw my new predicament as an opportunity to pursue a dream: travel, stay with local people, share their part of the world with the rest of the world, and in the process, learn from each other and bring different cultures closer together.
I travel mostly overland, flying only when absolutely necessary, meeting people from all walks of life. It has been a deeply fulfilling ride so far, but also a wild one, full of adventure and misadventure. People keep asking me to write a book. And I do have enough material to write one! And that's exactly what I want to do, with your support. To continue traveling and writing the book on the road.
What do you get in return?
To interact and learn directly from me about some amazing countries, interesting people, the food they eat, the way they live. My expertise about travel, geography, geopolitics, everything and anything that has to do with the world we live in.
Each month I will share a story or two about particular countries I am visiting, about art, culture, food, and all sorts of other topics that bring some places and happenings in the world to you. You will travel with me through photos, videos, and blog posts.
My blog - Mike Tends To Travel, is at www.miketendstotravel.wordpress.com. For those on Facebook, I also share on my public page there, https://www.facebook.com/MikeTendsToTravel and on Twitter, @mtendstotravel.
So help me make my dream of producing this book of personal struggles, adventure and triumph a reality?
Just $1 month will add up of years of enjoyment and enlightenment for you.
Any amount will be truly appreciated.
YOUR contribution will help toward my goal of offering several copies of the signed book free of charge to my most loyal and consistent patrons. Who knows, the book might become a best seller, a movie and you would have had a starring role :)
Thanks in advance for your support!