Gunnar Garfors, a published author himself, will be hosting this panel of travel authors (Boris Kester, Odette Ricasa, Donalito Bales, Jr). I think many of us in the travel community at one time or another have either been asked or pondered the question, should I write a book about my travel tales. The panel will be sharing the trials and tribulations of writing their books. They will overview the actual mechanics of writing a book, publishing, the costs, and the myriads of other things they learned during the process. And the authors will highlight some of their favorite stories from their books.
Donalito Bales, Jr. is a leader, project manager, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and world traveler born in the Philippines and based in Melbourne, Australia.
He is the founder of Explore Next Level, a social enterprise that provides travel and lifestyle-related products and services inspiring purposeful travel.
Donalito is also the co-founder of the Philippine Global Explorers, a not-for-profit global community of Filipino world travelers.
Having traveled 157 countries & territories in 7 continents around the world, he authored the book “Galà: Adventures of the Most Well Traveled Filipinos” released in 2021.