Monday, June 24, 2024

Ex-top IT exec launches book on trek across US via mobile home

In 2004, top IT executive Carol Carreon surprised many in the industry and retired from her flourishing career. She has been president and CEO of BayanTrade, managing director of SAP Philippines, deputy commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, general manager of MegaLink, and vice-president of the Development Academy of the Philippines. She was also a senior project manager of Accenture and marketing manager at Institute of Advanced Computer Technology.

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But she took a big leap of faith and immigrated to America, took care of grandkids, taught at colleges and universities, and volunteered as a small business counselor.

And then she met Bill Colborn, a businessman. After their cruise ship wedding in 8/8/08, they drove to 49 American states, nine Canadian provinces, and six Mexican states, cruising in an RV (recreation vehicle).

Since 2010, she has blogged about their travels. Three years ago, she started working with iUniverse, a US publishing company. Now, the book ?Carolina: Cruising to an American Dream? is a dream come true.

The back cover says Carol Colborn ?offers fascinating facts about irresistible places, surprising insights about unique encounters, and useful guides borne out of their experience?discovering America from within the cozy confines of an RV with lessons that came as fast as scenes changed. She not only learned how to be a wife without losing her identity and to be an American without losing her roots.?

One of the reviews of the book on the online retail websites reads: ??a fitting ode to the RV lifestyle — a lifestyle that few people dare to lead and a pipe dream for many Americans. It is also a telling of the author?s inner journey. While vicariously navigating from one fascinating place to another, picking up interesting facts about America?s noble past and exciting prospects, readers get a glimpse of how the Colborns transitioned from the driven life to the more laid-back RVing mode. The subplot involving the ups and downs of a (biracial) marriage seamlessly weaves itself into the chapters and makes this a travel book like no other.?

Whether you want to learn how to RV, plan how to roam America, or be inspired by the transformative power of travel, you will get something from the book while being entertained.

The book launch will be at Fully Booked in Bonifacio Global City at 3 pm, June 27, 2015. For more information on the book, visit Carol?s website, or her blog.

The book will be available at Fully Booked branches. It is now available at the iUniverse Bookstore and Amazon and Barnes & Noble online websites.


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