Life on the Loose, My Journey from Suburban Housewife to Outdoor Guide recounts a thirty-two-year adventure with Venture West as my customers and I traveled the world with backpacks, canoes, and kayaks. This was a risky business with an unexpected learning curve, from the first backpacking trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to the final adventure in Zion National Park. I experienced emotions from pure joy to sheer terror as I navigated the unknown and took paying customers along for the ride. Once in Capitol Reef National Park, I led a group seven miles in the wrong direction. When I realized we had less then an hour of daylight left, I put on my best phony smile and carried on. It was my job.
People who look for inspiration, or enjoy an unvarnished insider’s account of the adventure travel business, or simply like a good story told with complete honesty, will want to read Life on The Loose.
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Official Publication Date- April 15, 2016: Pre-orders up to April 1st get Free Shipping
In The Upscale Cookbook Simple Recipes for Campers, Backpackers, and Short-Order Cooks, I share my tried and true recipes for delicious, easy to prepare, nutritious, outdoor meals.
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In Milwaukee Walks and Milwaukee Walks Again, I introduce newcomers and reintroduces longtime Milwaukee residents to historic neighborhoods, county parks, the lakefront, and all the discoveries that happen when one takes a walk.
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