In 2004 Carol Carreon surprised many and retired from a prominent career in the Philippines. She was President and CEO of BayanTrade, Managing Director of SAP Philippines, Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, General Manager of MegaLink and Vice-President of the Development Academy of the Philippines. She was also once a Senior Project Manager of Accenture and Marketing Manager, Institute of Advanced Computer Technology.
She immigrated to America, took care of grandkids, taught at colleges and universities, and volunteered as a SCORE small business counselor. Then she met Bill Colborn, a businessman. After their cruise ship wedding at 8pm on 8/8/08, they cruised in an RV to forty-nine American states, nine Canadian provinces, and six Mexican states. Since 2010 she has blogged about their travels. Three years ago she started working with iUniverse, a US publishing company.
Now, the book “Carolina: Cruising to an American Dream” is a dream come true. The back cover says Carol Colborn “offers fascinating facts about irresistible places, surprising insights about unique encounters, and useful guides borne out of their experience…discovering America from within the cozy confines of an RV with lessons that came as fast as scenes changed. She not only learned how to be a wife without losing her identity and to be an American without losing her roots.” One of the reviews of the book on the online retail websites reads:
“…a fitting ode to the RV lifestyle–a lifestyle that few people dare to lead and a pipe dream for many Americans. It is also a telling of the author’s inner journey. While vicariously navigating from one fascinating place to another, picking up interesting facts about America’s noble past and exciting prospects, readers get a glimpse of how the Colborns transitioned from the driven life to the more laid-back RVing mode. The subplot involving the ups and downs of a (biracial) marriage seamlessly weaves itself into the chapters and makes this a travel book like no other.”
Whether you want to learn how to RV, plan how to roam America, or be inspired by the transformative power of travel, you will get something from the book and also be entertained. The US Book Launch will be at the Kent Activity Center, 600 East Smith, Kent Washington at 3pm, June 13, 2015. The Philippine Book Launch will be at the Fully Booked Bookstore B6, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City at 3 pm on June 27, 2015. Other launches are planned for Calgary, Canada, Phoenix, Arizona, and London, United Kingdom.
For more details, go to her website at http://carolcolborn.wix.com/carolinacruising or her blog, http://rvcruisinglifestyle.blogspot.com. The book is now available in softcover and Kindle and Nook formats at the iUniverse Bookstore and also Amazon and Barnes & Noble online websites.