Thank you for landing on my website. Looking for ZoQuest? Please note that I am taking a year off from travel blogging and have removed the ZoQuest blog. While I will still be open to freelance assignments for travel programs that truly benefit animals in need, my personal focus is being put towards the promotion and preservation of my late mother’s (Avonelle Kelsey 1931-2009) artwork and her legacy of creativity. Sometimes, especially after several large book projects in a row, you just need to step back and try something different. Meantime you are invited to:

Happy travels everyone,


Nola’s News

Stepping Back: As noted above, I am taking a year away from the bulk of my travel writing projects to explore other options.

Interview: Good stuff in an interview with me about The Frugal Volunteer on Wandering Educators

A Frugal Review: Thanks to Chris Christensen of The Armature Traveler who arranged for this review of The Frugal Volunteer

Book release! The Frugal Volunteer: The Give Back Traveller’s Guide to Exploring the World on a Shoestring Budget is out! Visit my bookstore for more information and let the volunteering begin!

Dogs Rule! Check out the current issue of Dog’s Life Magazine where I was interviewed about voluntourism at global domestic shelters.

Winner: A Girl, a Moped and a Dream, was the winning story featured in June’s Expat Women newsletter and is now featured in their new eBook.

Let’s Link: I am now on LinkedIn. Click on over and together we can slip just a bit further down the social networking rabbit hole.


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