What is The Zen Nomad?

With its roots in Buddhism, The Zen Nomad is the travel memoir of one man’s 4-year self-exploration journey across 40 countries in search of purpose and an answer for his existence.

From Mormons to ex-convicts to nudists, Daniel hitchhikes and CouchSurfs with people he meets along the way, asking them questions about their lives, dreams and themes such as happiness, fear and success.

Daniel’s journey was transformational and The Zen Nomad shares his story alongside the anecdotes, lessons and collective wisdom from over 50 interviews conducted on the road.

What started out as a simple journal of lessons learned from the people Daniel encountered on his journey, turned into an enquiry into the human experience and a clear calling to write The Zen Nomad.

The Zen Nomad covers some memorable journeys, including:

•20,000km hitchhiking adventure across North America.
•12 months working in outback Australia.
•7,500km hitchhiking adventure across 15 countries in Europe. 
•3,500km motorbike trip in Asia. 
•5,400m altitude trek in the Himalayas.
•900km pilgrimage across Northern Spain.

The Zen Nomad includes the following chapters:


How The Zen Nomad Will Help You 

•Are you confused, unhappy and at a crossroads in life?
•Are you considering a long-term travel journey to explore yourself?
•Are you ready to transform your life through travel?

If you’ve answered yes to these questions, The Zen Nomad is for you.

The Zen Nomad will inspire and empower you to embark on your own self-exploration journey around the world.

From the collation of 50 interviews, 22 journals and 100 hours of video footage, The Zen Nomad is filled with stories, anecdotes and lessons from the collective wisdom of everyday people Daniel met during his journey.

The Zen Nomad will inspire you to:

•Discover yourself, find your happy and transform yourself through travel.
•Confront your insecurities and fears.
•Learn how to adjust to life on the road and deal with the hardship of travel adversity
•Harness the power of your mind.
•Deal with your suffering through travel - addictions, anxiety and depression.
•Practice self-love and acceptance.
•Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and trust your intuition.