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Winner of two Travelers' Tales Solas Awards for Best Writing and the Indie Book Award for Best Memoir, Teresa O'Kane writes from around the world and from her home in San Jose California. She has restored old homes, owned and operated a small business, sailed a catamaran to Hawaii, lived in Africa and traveled the seven continents all with her lover and husband (same person) Scott. She earned her degree in Economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, which is where she learned to see the humor in life and commerce and that experiences, not things, have the greatest value.
When she is not in Africa or out exploring new destinations, Teresa writes about travel and gives lectures on Africa, budget travel, and The Camino de Santiago, a 500
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Self Imposed Isolation and Seclusion in a Wee Ville.


You know that phrase, "I'm one of those people who..."?  Well, I am one of those people who always wanted to live on a farm with no distractions other than dogs, cats, and ducks, and do nothing but read, write, and pet the farm dogs, cats, and ducks. (No success on the ducks yet.) I'm one of those people who, at this moment, is actually doing what I've always wanted to do.

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"I am so looking forward to reading this 2nd book on travels in Africa. Her 1st one was a favorite of mine."
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"Thank you Teresa, you made my journey real.

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