About Me

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Author of Safari Jema, A Journey of Love and Adventure from Casablanca to Cape Town http://tinyurl.com/owdwvrp I write about travel and adventure from my home in California and from Africa. I've sailed a catamaran from California to Hawaii, trekked in the Himalayas, worked as a construction manager on a bridge project in Zambia, hiked 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago, (http://bootsbedouinsandabridge.blogspot.com/) and traveled in over 100 countries and all seven continents. Indie Book Award Winner for Best Memoir of 2012, New York Book Festival Honorable Mention for Non-Fiction, San Francisco Book Festival Honorable Mention for Non-Fiction, Travelers Tales Solas Award for Best Travel Writing Honorable Mention for My Gambian Husband. Indie Book Award Finalist - Best Travel Book 2013. BOTYA Honorable Mention 2013 - Travel Essay. Member of The Explorers Club since 2013 You can follow my current 2013-2014 expedition across Africa, this time in a 1973 Land Rover Series III 109 on http://teresaokane.blogspot.com/ and on facebook https://www.facebook.com/safarijema

Other published travel articles

On The Camino, Spain:
Embracing Simplicity- 38 Days on the Camino de Santiago.
International Travel News Magazine

http://www.intltravelnews.com/2011/08/embracing-simplicity-%E2%80%94-38-days-camino-de-santiago

Tiger Temple, Thailand:

Taking a Walk on the Wild Side
http://www.intltravelnews.com/2009/06/taking-a-walk-on-the-wild-side-at-thailand%E2%80%99s-tiger-temple
International Travel News Magazine

Sri Lanka
Surprising and a Bit Surreal
http://www.intltravelnews.com/2009/12/sri-lanka-%E2%80%94-surprising-and-a-bit-surreal-2
International Travel News Magazine