Thatch Roof Publishing

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In his younger days, Canadian Jack Janssen traveled the world with his backpack. Still in his working years, he and his wife (co-author) are known as a Seasonal Nomads, luxuriously wintering somewhere new and exotic for five to six months at a time. Jack and Carrie have become adept at long term vacationing and now share their knowledge, insight and money saving tips with others. To add to his capabilities, Jack has over 21 years of experience in luxury, vacation home real estate and property management, including research strategies and negotiating.

Carrie is also trained in real estate and property management. She has been blogging for their business for years and is now sharing their travel/vacation experiences on their lifestyle website. Carrie enjoys yoga and staying healthy and fit wherever home happens to be in the world.

Jack and Carrie have an impressive, ever growing, bucket list of accomplished travel, exploration and adventure. You can find it on their website:

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
Several years ago, while wintering in the Turks and Caicos Islands, we met a group of people and we would all gather on the beach for "sunset cocktail hour". After a few conversations, these new friends told Jack that he should write down all of places he had traveled to. This advice came from an older gentleman who stated "you are one of the most interesting people I've met" and "if you don't write, you'll soon forget." This prompted Jack's Evolving Bucket List (

For the next few years we kept hearing the question - "How can we live your unique lifestyle?". Having perfected the art of vacationing - The Essential Guide to Long Term Vacationing is just the answer. (
What motivated you to become an indie author?
We searched the internet to find a book that describes how to live our lifestyle. How to enjoy a luxury vacation while sticking to a budget. There are a ton of how-to backpack and travel destination books, but none like this. When we came up empty handed we believed that other people would benefit from our experiences. We wanted to not just share how we plan and execute the perfect vacation, we also wanted to inspire others to think outside the box to make more time for leisure and holidaying.
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