As a writer, I’ve learned to never start a positive comment with negative words. In Global Insights – The Zen of Travel and BEING in the World, Dr. Monteiro broke the rules of being a so-called “travel writer”, so I feel no shame (a laughable concept anyway) in putting forward my thoughts on her book.
What the book isn’t!
- It’s not a happy-go-lucky, generic coming-of-age book written by someone with no life experience.
- It’s not a book that highlights the highs and avoids talking about the painful, gut-wrenching, and often soul-crushing sacrifices made in order to live the dream.
- It’s not a book to be taken lightly, or easy to put down.
- It’s not even the “part memoir; part motivational/inspirational text; part travelogue; part collection of psychological insights into creativity, motivation, and self-actualization”, it’s billed as. Because this book is far more than the sum total of its profound, yet disparate parts.
From to The Travel Guru to D.L. Hughley to Zane, Tanai and her family have been blazing trails all over the internet and the world! We had a bread time talking about all of the things that went into her decision to take her children on a global adventure. We also spent time digging into the more precious, and deeper areas of the life she has now, and the life she was once resigned to.
In this podcast, listen to how Evies journey has led her to becoming one of the most influential voices in world travel! Evita Turquoise Robinson. Yes, her name really is Turquoise, is a beautiful, pioneering, innovative, accomplished businesswoman that has come to prominence as the matriarch of the Nomadeness Travel Tribe! The tribe boasts over 5,650 members spread out across nearly every continent and country. They boast hundreds of thousands of passport stamps, indicative of the worldwide adventures they embark on. Evie and I shared stories. She told me about her adventures around the world, what literature and authors have shaped her path with their insight, and Sukebe (すけべ) English teachers in bars getting drunk with girls that graduated from being their students, to their girlfriends!