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The Zen Nomad: The Path to Peace

4 years. 4 continents. 40 countries.

by Daniel Beaumont


What is the book about?

With its roots in Zen 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 meaning through the wisdom of ordinary people he encounters along the way.

What started out as a simple journal of anecdotes, lessons and wisdom from the people Daniel encountered on his journey, turned into an enquiry into the human experience and quest to transform his own life through travel.

What makes this story unique is the fact that Daniel didn’t seek wisdom from gurus, but instead ordinary people he encountered while hitchhiking and Couchsurfing across 4 continents.

From Mormons to ex-convicts to nudists, Daniel met all kinds of different people, asking them questions about their lives, dreams and themes such as mindset, happiness, and fear, in what encouraged him to turn inwards and begin walking the path of transformation with his own life.

The Zen Nomad covers the following adventures

•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.

How will The Zen Nomad help you

Are you confused, unhappy or at a crossroads in life and know there’s something bigger out there? 

Are you ready to learn how to explore yourself and transform your life through travel? 

If you’ve answered yes to these questions, this book is for you.

The Zen Nomad is the result of over 50 interviews and 22 journals, and is packed with stories and lessons which will inspire and empower you to embark on your own self-exploration journey around the world.

Through stories, anecdotes and simple wisdom, The Zen Nomad will show you teach you how to use travel as a means of therapy to:

•Learn through other people’s experiences.
•Break free from a job you don’t like.
•Find what you love doing and to follow your dreams.
•Harness the power of your mind.
•Heal yourself from suffering – e.g. anxiety, insecurities, fear, depression, toxic relationships.
•Let go of bad habits and addictions.
•Practice self-love and acceptance.