Nancy O'Hare


Nancy O’Hare is the author of Dust in My Pack and Searching for Unique. She has travelled to over seventy countries and lived across five continents. O'Hare coupled a near twenty-year career in finance with her passion for diverse cultures, which propelled her to seek out unique experiences. O’Hare’s husband shares her passion to visit distant lands and captures remote scenes in his photography. Together, they have transitioned from a corporate career to pursue their creative pursuits and explore our planet, one country at a time.

O’Hare captures moments from multi-month journeys to off-the-beaten path locations in her writing. Her love for nature and intriguing cultures is revealed in her stories from all seven continents. Inspire your inner traveller with her refreshing perspective on little-known destinations.

O'Hare's travel writing structures stories into themes, such as trekking and ancient sites.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
Searching for Unique captures the best and most unusual destinations from my recent travels.

Dust in My Pack pulled my most memorable journeys from the past twenty years to recreate the essence of remote destinations. The stories distil my research and learnings for each location by providing links and practical guidance enabling readers to devise their own trip. I aim to promote the "travel urge" in others so that they may also go beyond the average traveller's experiences.

Both books group destinations by theme, such as trekking or ancient cities. This helps readers pick and choose according to their interests.
What differs between the eBook and paperback versions of Dust in My Pack?
If you are trying to decide which is best for you, here are my thoughts on paper vs ebook:

- more affordable due to lower printing and shipping costs which I have passed on to the reader.
- lower carbon footprint (save a tree, save shipping emissions)
- less weight to carry around
- more discrete to read on a phone or tablet than hauling out a paper book. My travel moto is to blend in, to reduce potential triggers that scammers may spot.
- colour photos
- active links to websites referenced

- maybe I'm old school, but it feels nice to hold a book in your hands
- you can display it on your bookshelf or toss it in your bag
- internal photos are printed in black and white
- you don't have to worry about a low battery

Whichever you choose, I hope you enjoy the read and your personal travel journey!
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Where to find Nancy O'Hare online

Where to buy in print


Searching for Unique
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 76,880. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference, Nonfiction » Travel » Amusement & theme parks
Find your next travel destination away from the tourist crowds. Trek through untouched valleys with more sheep than people in the blustery Faroe Islands. Feel the heat of an ancient Buddhist fire ceremony in the secluded Kingdom of Bhutan. Discover these and twenty-five more places across five continents through bite-sized narratives and on-the-ground travel advice.
Dust in My Pack
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,840. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Amusement & theme parks, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
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Follow one traveller’s journey across seven continents to reveal some of the most fascinating places to explore on our planet. Sail to Antarctica and walk among penguins or camp beneath a foraging elephant in Malawi. Savour coffee in a Nicaraguan ecolodge, trek Africa’s third highest peak in Uganda or cycle to a rarely-visited temple in southern Laos.

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