More than 50 Unique and Memorable Travel Stories in 'The Trip that Changed My Life'

All Funds Raised from Captivating New Book Donated to Reputable Charities Benefiting Children

Online PR News – 12-May-2016 – Seattle, WA – You may have been on a trip that changed your life, whether it was the impact of the historical sights you saw, the friendliness of the people you met, the cultural differences you learned from, or even the delicious delicacies you ate for the first time. For Hung Thai, the trip that changed his life was in Peru. Seeing the destitution of families, including the little girl who gratefully gobbled up the granola bar he gave her instead of deciding to throw it away, made an impact that lasted forever. Stories like Thai's, from more than 50 travel writers from around the world, comprise the new book, The Trip that Changed My Life.

The charitable leanings that inspired the global project continue to fuel its mission, as all funds raised will be donated to nonprofit organizations. Those who sign up for notifications on the book's release at the project's Indiegogo page will receive 10 percent off the price of the book, which will be available in e-book, paperback and coffee table book format. Various sponsorship levels in the campaign give contributors rewards ranging from book mentions, to video endorsements, to blog posts featuring sponsor companies.

Thai, founder of travel blog Up Up and a Bear, has been traveling the world extensively for the past five years and has a passion for interviewing adventurers about their journeys. He recruited top writers, editors and ambassadors to contribute to the book, which contains anecdotes ranging from stories about volunteering during a political coup in Africa, to navigating the Sahara desert.

“Travel, for me and so many others, is such a powerfully transformative way to impact positive life change,” says Thai. “The team hopes The Trip that Changed My Life inspires readers to take their own journeys of self-discovery by exploring the world's wonders and meeting the people who inhabit them.”

All proceeds from the book will benefit Unbound and Save the Children. Unbound is the only child sponsorship program to receive a score of A+ from CharityWatch. Save the Children works with children in 120 countries, aiding in initiatives on nutrition, health, education and more.

Learn all about The Trip that Changed My Life at the Project Alpha Page. Stay up to date on notifications on the book release at the book Coming Soon Page. Contact Thai for more information at

About Up Up and a Bear: The Up Up and a Bear team believes travel is the best education anyone can receive. Founder Hung Thai works as an engineer but is passionate about touring places far and wide in hopes of learning more about those who are different than him, and more about himself. He founded Up Up and a Bear to share travel insights with readers, and the team of six regular contributors presents unique tips and tidbits taken from travel experiences from around the world.

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