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March 29th 2015
Published: March 30th 2015
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It has been a few years since I fell off my motorcycle in East Timor and that is due to spending many weekends and many hours after work collaborating my first book. It's called 'FROM BACKPACKER TO TRAVELLER' and it describes my travels during my pre-blogging days.

It can be bought either by E-book or Paperback

E-book through Amazon Kindle

Paperback through Amazon

Here is the description -

Drew was preparing to become a marketing genius when he left Australian shores to work in the UK, only for travel to get in the way. With his first footsteps on the plane, his two-year overseas trip changed to a travelling lifelong obsession.

A decade on and over 120 countries later FROM BACKPACKER TO TRAVELLER discovers key moments that triggered a life on the road.

Arriving into Turkey just after the Iraq war began, the story covers key travel experiences that opened his eyes. Leading to moments of self-discovery not only whilst on the road but upon his unexpected returns home. With his innocence gone. Drew looks back at these poignant moments as he smoothly ebbs and flows through his first five years as a young man travelling to Europe, India and South America.

Drew uses his wicked sense of humour to overcome his fears and preconceptions to discover the greatest gifts travel can offer. There was no time for self-pity and only time to live and make the most of his time on earth. No matter what the world threw at him a strong resolve was obtained, refusing to let fears and misfortunes dictate his travels.

Instead, FROM BACKPACKER TO TRAVELLER moves beyond highlighting the awkwardness of - being stuck in a dorm room with two New Zealanders and a lady of the night, sleeping at bus shelters under the midnight sun in Norway or getting robbed numerous times in South America – by putting things into perspective and seeing the brighter side to life in the most obscure of moments.


For those interested about where I am at now. I am still at home but my feet are getting itchy ...


30th March 2015

Dribbling Tales
You were the first person I followed on Travelblog Drew...always wanted to meet you. If you are in Parramatta that's just down the road for us...a mere 30 minutes away. How about it?
31st March 2015

Dancing Dave
Yeah sure maybe after Easter.
30th March 2015

Thanks for the heads up...
I will be downloading your book on my Kindle. And I'm looking forward to reading your future blogs now that you have itchy feet.
31st March 2015

Home and Away
Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy it. You will finally read some of my writings where editing has been taken seriously haha

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