Saturday, September 7, 2013

Traveler Tales!: The Other Side

Saturday September 7 2013

Writing. Travel. Horses. Photography. Not always in that order, but they've always been intertwined, all spiraled together in my DNA.

I never kept a 'diary' growing up. It was Budget Traveling that started my writing: detailed hand-written journals that I'd spend hours on keeping up at the end of every day, no matter how exhausted I was, be it trekking in the Nepal Himalaya, wading though chaos in India, working on a racehorse farm in Ireland, or after a long day of barfing from rough seas crossing to a Greek island. I wrote, and I wrote.

In addition to the travel journals, I'd hand-write letters (back in the day!) regaling some of these adventures - the funny, scary, ridiculous, amazing, and exasperating - and send them home. They always got great reviews from friends and family. Most were thankful to read about the entertaining adventures, and not have to experience them personally!

Some of these Traveler Tales were so popular, they have now been turned into e-short stories!

The first Traveler Tale: The Other Side, a trek on one of the world's most beautiful - and toughest - hikes on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal's Himalaya. Some of you originally read this short story as a blog entry on here. It's now off my blog, but available on Amazon, Barnes N' Noble, (and soon),  iTunes and Kobo.

More Traveler Tales are available; they'll be featured soon on here.

And coming soon: Racehorse Tales! I kept journals of my days as a groom on the racetrack. I had a great variety of horses: some that could run like the wind, some that couldn't run a lick; lazy ones, crazy ones, delightful ones, mean ones, funny ones, egotistical ones. More to come on these later.

The Traveler Tales on my website:


  1. It all sounds really interesting. You've certainly led an adventurous life so far with more travels to come I'm sure!

  2. You are so my idol!!! I need to buy this book, but I hope it comes in real book form and not an e-book. I kept journals from the time I was about 14 to somewhat recently, but lately, it's been very inconsistent and I miss that. To write with my own hand on paper is so sweet and if no one's looking, the real stuff comes out. I am going to go look now to order!!!!!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  3. NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not in book form???????????????????????????? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Merri, I am certain that these new stories will be just as great as previous ones that I have read--that made me laugh out loud, cry my eyes red, and kept me wanting to read more.

  5. Congradulations Merri! Peace, and Blessings