Freelance Travel Writer
QUOTED IN "TRAVEL YOUR WAY",
A NEW BOOK FROM NATHAN JAMES THOMAS
Solo travel enables me to discover how wildly capable I am. Flung far from the familiar, it pushes me to jump into the unknown, from swimming with great whites and encountering a hyena on my veranda in South Africa to nearly being tossed off a camel and stuck on an ATV in the Arabian desert. The fact I continue to come out unscathed just shows me how remarkable and wonderful this world of ours truly is, for I may travel solo, but I’m never truly alone!
SLEEPLESS IN THE UAE:
THE ULTIMATE SOLO FEMALE LAYOVER
A lot of things in this world can kill you but monotony is the biggest threat of all. Standing barefoot in the evening Dubai desert in 130 degree humidity to procure what would become the most refreshing Corona of my life, I smiled to myself for having pulled off the layover of all layovers. Desert sand coated my sweaty skin like a sticky sugar donut. My boarding pass was damp but safely crammed in my pocket, for I was in between two intercontinental flights, having flown in from Johannesburg that morning and was due to depart for Toronto at 3 am.
SNOW PANTS AND SHORT-SLEEVES
There’s a razor-thin window of opportunity in the western Canadian Arctic where you can enjoy the return of the sunlight before the vexatious bears and bugs emerge from hibernation. The improbably perfect amount of sun, snow, and longing to leave winter behind converge on a sole weekend every late April. Once a year, thirty-two lucky adventurers from a tiny northern town of eight hundred secure their spots aboard a Twin Otter bush plane on skis and charter two flights deep into Canada’s Mackenzie Mountains for a day of ice fishing, campfires, and revelry.
Sarah Kelly knows how to paint a picture with words. She captures a sense of place and she entertains the reader while doing it. Her website --Go Far. Send Postcards-- is a reflection of her great writing and adventurous spirit.
Sarah is an incredibly talented travel writer who does the work of diving into a story with strong imagery and honest descriptions. She has tapped into a uniquely upbeat, positive voice that connects with and entertains each reader. She is certainly a welcome addition to the world of travel writing!
Travel Writer & Author of An Irreverent Curiosity, named one of the best travel books of the year by the Los Angeles Times and WorldHum.com
Travel Writer & Editor, Intrepid Times and Fearless Footsteps
Sarah Kelly is a Canadian adventurer and freelance travel writer currently teaching a notch below the Arctic Circle. Swapping snow and northern lights for a boarding pass when school lets out, her grown up recesses have taken her to Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Europe, and Australia. She strongly encourages others to go far and send postcards.