I’m a writer!

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I chuckle at that statement.

I’m a writer. I even have a playlist on iTunes called “I’m a writer!” for those tunes that help me type. Yes this personal joke may sound ridiculous in my head but the proof is in the pudding…and by pudding I mean pages. For the past few months I have been focusing my blogging energy on writing content for others. I have put in a lot of time and have enjoyed the process immensely. Most of that time has gone into two inspirational eBooks on why one should travel the world, how to prepare to do so, and how to make the most of your time away. This was done for a great backpacking company in France called Baladeo.com. They are a successful company that sells anything and everything needed for filling your backpack no matter the purpose of your trip. From hostel hopping across Europe to climbing mount Kilimanjaro, Baladeo has you covered.

Baladeo recently launched RootsTraveler.com – a website dedicated to promoting, sharing, and inspiring others to travel. I felt like this was very inline with the message that I am trying to put out so was happy to partner with them. RootsTraveler.com encourages others to seek out their very own “ends-of-the-earth” and experience their own “wow” moments. With these two expressions in mind I was asked to write two eBooks on world travel.




The first eBook, “Travelers Roots: Growing a Richer you Through a 6 Month+ Trip Around the World”  is about getting in the right mindset to backpack the globe for an extended period. It is a guide to prepare oneself for what is in store and to help make the most of every situation along the way. I drew a lot from my own experiences for this eBook – what travel means to me, what travel has done for me, and what travel can do for others are the overlaying themes of this book.

The second eBook, “To The Ends Of The Earth: Making The Most Out of Your Two Weeks+ Annual Leave” is about just that. It’s aimed at pushing travelers away from the “normal” vacation and doing something different, something lasting, something more. It’s about making the most of your limited annual leave and finding those moments that will last a lifetime. For This eBook I was asked by RootsTraveler.com to make it about finding that perfect moment or place – a “Wow” moment at your own “End Of The Earth” was how they describe it. In the end the message is the same:

To see more.
To do more.
To be more.

I am happy with how these books turned out and hope that they can help those that are putting off something that can be great. I am very pleased to offer the first ebook, “Travelers Roots: Growing a Richer you Through a 6 Month+ Trip Around the World” for free. You can get your copy  simply by subscribing to my biweekly-ish newsletter.

For info on how to obtain both eBooks please see here.


If you know someone that can benefit from this message then please forward along. This could be someone looking for something more out their vacations or someone that has been contemplating extended travel for years but has done nothing but talk about it. Help him/her get off that proverbial pot. Email it. Tweet it. Share it on your Facebook wall. I am also more than open to your feedback. Please leave comments on this site or contact me HERE.


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  1. Avatarsays: Paul St. AMour

    Wow Shaun, Good for you to step out of the box and go for it. I am proud to say that I have had the opertunity to travel with you. Good luck on this chapter in your life. P

  2. Avatarsays: matt n

    Your book is seriously the best I have read in a long time. I really liked that you used a lot of your own experiences in it and now I really want to backpack via motorcycle around the world! Thanks for the inspiration, I am signing up for the free copy of Travelers Roots right now.

    1. Avatarsays: shaun_robertson

      Thank you @disqus_E2d8vhSCqw:disqus for the comment. I hope you reach that goal of backpacking via motorcycle. First step is stop making excuses and start making plans. The book can help you with that!

  3. Avatarsays: ed pierce

    You are so right about everyone doing the same old, same old when it comes to vacation time. I don’t like to take vacations because of that and I am subscribing now so I can see what it is you are talking about and how I can get out of the vacation rut.

  4. Avatarsays: jon terns

    I have read both of these books and highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to do something different in their lives. Both books are very well written and include some very entertaining stories.

  5. Avatarsays: val yenko

    I still remember the first time I had said that I am a writer. It sounds strange at first and i am not sure why. I belong to a writer’s forum and we had a discussion about that and 90% of the writers there have felt or still feel that way when they say it. 🙂

  6. Avatarsays: Denise Burgess

    I haven’t gotten anything published really but I want to be a writer and I too feel weird calling myself that! Even when I resolve to introduce myself to people as a writer I chicken out and tell them my day job instead. ANYWAY, I downloaded To The Ends Of The Earth and look forward to reading it!

  7. Avatarsays: Tristan Green

    Shaun – I am really liking your site and your stories. I am going to download your eBook and give it a read. Thanks!

  8. Avatarsays: JR Riel

    Good job man! I ‘m glad we found each other on Twitter, great to make connections with others in the “writing” blogosphere. 😉

    1. Avatarsays: shaun_robertson

      Thanks @JR Riel:disqus ! Did you sign up for newsletter to get the eBook? Would love to hear what you think!

  9. Avatarsays: Steve Barber

    Hi Shaun, just have to say I have enjoyed your interview posts. I have found them very informative. I will give your book a read. Keep it up!

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  11. Avatarsays: Agness

    Great job and congratulations! That’s a big milestone you should be proud of! I’ve written one e-Book so far and the next one goes live at the end of this month! It feels great to be a writer, huh :P?

  12. Avatarsays: Helena Williamson

    Great job and congratulations! That’s a big milestone you should be proud of! I’ve written one e-Book so far and the next one goes live at the end of this month! It feels great to be a writer, huh :P?

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