Authors Don and Denise Healey Share Adventures and Misadventures on a 16 Month Around-the-World Journey.

Online PR News – 25-August-2012 – Prescott AZ, August 24, 2012 – Granite Mountain Books today announced the publication of Boomers Away; Travels at the Edge of the Comfort Zone by Prescott, Arizona authors and residents Don and Denise Healey. In January of 2010 “Boomers” Don and Denise walked out their door holding hands and embarked on a non-stop adventure to 18 countries and 108 cities. Sometimes they pinched pennies, other times they spent with abandon. In Boomers Away, they share: how they planned, what they saw, and how they squeezed maximum adventure from a modest budget.

While many travelogues extol the pleasures of around-the-world travel, Boomers Away, adds the unique perspective of older budget travelers skipping in and out of the world of the twenty-something backpacker.

When asked about their adventure, Denise and Don like to quote the words of that wise old Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. "It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." Do you have a big travel dream? You know; a dream where you cast away your work-a-day life, stuff clothes into a duffle, and then set out to explore the world; a dream where you’re a dashing mix of Indiana Jones, Phileas Fogg, and Dora the Explorer. That’s what Boomers Away is about, a big wonderful dream. Tag along as Don and Denise are swept off to corners of the world synonymous with the thrill of discovery and exploration. Climb ancient pyramids. Hike up sacred mountains. Safari amidst fascinating wildlife. Wander atmospheric local markets. Meet wonderful people. Explore cites old and new. Lie on palm shaded beaches. Sample exotic foods. Experience the world in fresh and exciting ways. Informative and entertaining, Boomers Away is packed with enough delicious details to satisfy every appetite. At you can sample Don and Denise’s book and view over 750 photos from their trip.

Denise and Don have been happily together for 40 years. They both attended the University of California at Riverside, California State University Humboldt, and Lane Community College in Eugene Oregon. Between them they’ve worked all sorts of jobs ranging from pot washer and bicycle mechanic to pharmacy technician and hair stylist. For the past 10 years, Denise has been a professional tour manager leading groups for Holland America, Let’s Go Travel, and most recently Collette Vacations. Before leaving to travel, Don was a vice president of the University of Oregon Foundation in charge of their information systems. They launched their around the world trip from Eugene, Oregon, but today they reside in Prescott, Arizona where they are reestablishing a home base and planning their next adventure.

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