As my nickname implies, I’m a traveler. That is why all the content on this site is travel and adventure related. However, I do more writing than just travel. My real name is Heidi Siefkas. I’m an author, speaker, and adventurer. In this portfolio page, I wanted to share with you some of my writing, including books, articles, posts, and interviews with links as to where you can learn and read more.
When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything
When All Balls Drop is my inspirational memoir about survival and life change. It follows me on a journey of recovering from a broken neck, failed marriage, and career loss all simultaneously. As a result of a freak tree accident in 2009, I lost everything, but I found an upside to losing everything.
Through down-to-earth, short vignettes, When All Balls Drop shows us how it’s possible to look up in spite of pain, deceit, and loss. Heidi’s memoir — rich with hope and humor — inspires anyone who’s had to confront tragedy and reassess their life in the wake of life-altering events.
Want the full book? Get When All Balls Drop here.
With New Eyes: The Power of Perspective is Siefkas’ second book.
Heidi Siefkas lost her health, her career, and her marriage after she was struck by a one thousand-pound tree branch. While she made great strides in her physical and emotional recovery in the months that followed—an arduous process that she chronicled in When All Balls Drop—Heidi wasn’t content to merely survive her setbacks. The time was right to build a new life. One she could live on her own terms.
But what would a redesigned life look like? In her quest for answers, Heidi returned to her childhood home in Wisconsin, dove into the South Florida dating scene, revisited old flames in New England, sold her first home, jumped out of a plane, and traveled alone to South America. Every leg of her journey provided a healthy dose of perspective.
With New Eyes is full of mishaps and bold decisions, all seasoned with sassy humor. Through her signature down-to-earth vignettes, Heidi inspires you to conquer your fears, head for adventure, and be the captain of your own ship.
Get your copy of With New Eyes, here.
Cubicle to Cuba: Desk Job to Dream Job is the latest of Siefkas’ books
In this introspective travelogue, author, speaker and adventurer Heidi Siefkas shares her transition out of the corporate world’s Cubicle Land to life on the road in Cuba and beyond. Heidi highlights another side of Cuba as well as perspective gained from years of travel to the once-forbidden island. Along the way, she seizes opportunities for adventure in Kauai, Italy, Peru, New Zealand, Australia, and other far-flung places, but always returning to Cuba for more.
Not unlike her previous books When All Balls Drop and With New Eyes, Heidi tells this story with a good dose of sass and humor in her signature down-to-earth vignettes.
Cubicle to Cuba will teach you about Cuba, but it will also inspire you to think outside the cubicle, travel more, and embark on your own Life 2.0 full of adventure.
Dive into Cubicle to Cuba, here.
Health & Wellness Articles
When You Fall Down Keep Walking – BootsNAll
Legal Travel to Cuba – Why NOW is the Time to Go – Everywhere-Everytrip
Life-changing Walkabout to South America – Trekity
Upright Locked Position – HeidiSiefkas.com
Whether TV, radio, podcast, print, or online Q&A, you will find my interviews here.