Searching for Unique

A Traveller’s Guide to Extraordinary Experiences

Non-Fiction - Travel
323 Pages
Reviewed on 08/25/2019
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Author Biography

Nancy O’Hare is a Canadian author. She published two travel books, Dust in My Pack and Searching for Unique. Her two latest books are straight-forward guides to personal finance. From Wages to Riches is for young adults getting started and Reclaim your Financial Wits is for adults who have lost their way.

Nancy typically writes about our world's most unique destinations alongside her husband whose photography exposes remarkable landscapes and intriguing cultures. She earned an executive MBA in London, United Kingdom and held a Chartered Professional Accountant designation for nearly twenty years before voluntarily giving it up in good standing when she became an author.

Nancy has lived across five continents while working in finance roles before switching to write about her true passion of exploring lesser-visited regions. Her love for nature and cultures is revealed in narratives pulled from all seven continents.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Searching for Unique: A Traveller's Guide to Extraordinary Experiences by Nancy O' Hare is a fascinating book that speaks about the places that have left lasting and enigmatic memories. The charm of distant lands is always alluring to travelers and the book is a fine blend of adventure and cultural interactions that will ignite feelings of exploring new places in readers. Each chapter in the book speaks of a new topic. While Chapters 1 and 2 are about hiking and trekking, Chapter 3 explores the ancient temples that have come into prominence because of the modern-day interest in devotion, God, and spirituality. Chapter 4 throws light on the rare festivals, and the last chapter gives glimpses of these cities. The author chronicles her journey across five continents, fourteen countries, and over twenty-five specific destinations, and will encourage readers to travel and explore new destinations. So what are you waiting for? Let us join Nancy and travel to these incredible spots along with her!

Whether it is the mysterious charm of Bhutan or the exquisite barrenness of East Iceland or the other not-so-often-traveled places, the author ignites a sense of adventure and curiosity in readers to discover remote places that are not popular travel destinations and their exotic cultures. There is something in the book for everyone, be it her trekking and hiking adventures, the mysticism of the temples and the festivals, or the culture of the places. Nancy's descriptions are detailed and descriptive and make her visits to these diverse locations vivid and colorful. Her travel experiences will give confidence and encouragement to many readers who want to visit unique destinations. The stories shared about these locations are wonderful and entertaining, and the book makes a good guide to all those who want to explore new places.