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Road Trips

Journeys in the Unspoiled World

by Trevor Carolan

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Trevor Carolan’s eagerness for encountering faraway peoples and places equals Paul Theroux’s excitement when he hits the road again in To the Ends of the Earth .

Veteran globe-trotter Trevor Carolan conjures 19 evocative road tales for armchair and seasoned travellers alike. A harvest of encounters with intriguing people, remarkable landscapes and cultures, his reportage sings with a love of food, art, literature, music and wine. Ranging from Bali to California, Cuba to Laos and Hawaii, wild British Columbia, new Poland and old Ireland, these meditations in search of an authentic life invite you to journey along to Morocco’s Sahara and to Buddhist temples in Mother India, meet Janis Joplin and B.B. King on the road, discover Lisbon’s beloved fado singers or drift on a slow boat down the Mekong. Whether it’s living the artist’s life in France and Madrid or dancing your prayers at a Burning Man-generational forest rave, this is travel writing for a world in need of joy and renewal.

About the Author

Trevor Carolan

Born in Yorkshire, Trevor Carolan emigrated as a boy to British Columbia and was raised in the family building trade in New Westminster. He began writing for the city newspaper at age 17. After travelling Europe and India for three years he completed a M.A. in English at Humboldt State in California. He later worked in Alberta with the 15th Olympic Winter Games. He has published 13 books of poetry, fiction, translation, memoir, and anthologies. Active in Pacific Coast watershed issues, aboriginal land claims, and Asia-Pacific human rights campaigns, he served three years as elected municipal councillor for North Vancouver, then as a political columnist. He earned an interdisciplinary PhD from Bond University in Queensland, Australia in 2007, and now teaches English at University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, B.C. beneath Kul-Shan, Mount Baker.
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Editorial Reviews

“As an international backpacker and hiker, I revelled in Carolan’s tales of inspiring friends, culinary and musical encounters, diverse cultures and lands. But particularly meaningful are his profound questions and growing spiritual awareness inspired by thinkers and writers along the ‘dharma trail.’ A vital record and read for our times.” – Christina Johnson-Dean, author of The Life and Art of Ina D.D. Uhthoff


“Trevor Carolan travels lightly and insightfully, ever open to the ‘crazy music of what happens.’ Settle in for the ride, the sights and sounds, the sparkling riffs.” – Ronald Wright, author of Time Among the Maya


“Trevor Carolan has evolved into one of our most worldly and sophisticated writers while never losing touch with the common man.” – Alan Twigg, author of Dr Louise Aall: Sixty Years of Healing in Africa

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