Monday, January 18, 2021

In Celebration of Plunge: A Tumultuous Travel Memoir by Liesbet Collaert


Book Blurb Plunge

Tropical waters turn tumultuous in this travel memoir as a free-spirited woman jumps headfirst into a sailing adventure with a new man and his two dogs.

Join Liesbet as she faces a decision that sends her into a whirlwind of love, loss, and living in the moment. When she swaps life as she knows it for an uncertain future on a sailboat, she succumbs to seasickness and a growing desire to be alone.

Guided by impulsiveness and the joys of an alternative lifestyle, she must navigate personal storms, trouble with US immigration, adverse weather conditions, and doubts about her newfound love.

Does Liesbet find happiness? Will the dogs outlast the man? Or is this just another reality check on a dream to live at sea?

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Liesbet Collaert is a bilingual freelance writer, translator, editor, and photographer from Belgium who has been writing and traveling her entire life. Her work is published internationally in anthologies and magazines, including Cruising World, Blue Water Sailing, Ocean Navigator, Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book, Islands, Yachting World, Sailing Today, All At Sea, Caribbean Compass, and Zeilen. She also created walking tours for Marigot and Philipsburg in St. Martin.

The author has been interviewed about her alternative lifestyle by Multihull Sailor, Modern Day Nomads, Ocean Navigator, The Wayward Home, The Professional Hobo, and Grey Globetrotters among others. She contributed to extensive cruising surveys for All At Sea and Caribbean Compass and became an assistant-editor for Caribbean Compass in January 2019.

Liesbet loves animals, nature, and the promise of adventure. A nomad since 2003, she calls herself a world citizen and currently lives “on the road” in North America with her husband and rescue dog. Find her stories and photos at and Plunge is her first book.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Big congratulations to Liesbet!

Liesbet said...

Thank you so much for the shout-out, Tyrean! If anyone has any questions about Plunge, I happily answer them here. Have a fantastic week, everyone!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to Liesbet! Very excited for her.

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

sounds like a great read

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - Thanks for stopping by!

Liesbet - you are more than welcome!

Natalie - Thanks for stopping by!

Liesbet said...

Thank you, Alex, Natalie, and Lynda!

Mark said...

Awesome! I love travel memoirs. People need to write more of these :)