Book One: The USA 'One day I'm going to ...' Who hasn't started that sentence at one time or another in their lives? But how many of us take the risk to make those dreams a reality? Pen Quiller might have stayed in her familiar groove, too – if it hadn’t been for the yoghurt pots. Travels with a Penguin is a book series that just may persuade you to dust off your own bucket list, no matter who you are or what your stage of life might be. It’s the story of an ordinary woman in her fifties who was leading an unremarkable life in suburban England, until a series of events (including those troubling yoghurt pots!) made her question everything she thought she knew about herself.
She walked away from her comfortable life, gave up her job, sold her home, and set off to travel all the way around the world – her only companion a small stuffed penguin with a jaunty hat and scarf. She had the time of her life! After her amazing journey, Pen wrote Travels with a Penguin to persuade others to believe that they, too, could make their dreams come true. In her own words, ‘If I can do it, anyone can!’ Travels with a Penguin Book One covers Pen’s inspiration and preparation for her travels and the first leg of her trip, all the way across the United States of America.
Books Two through Four will chronicle her experiences in the other countries she visited: New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Sri Lanka. Pen Quiller’s grand adventure may just be the encouragement you need to escape your own familiar groove. What’s on YOUR bucket list?