Julie's Travel Inspirations, Writing Adventures,Books, Food, Art and Blogs...

I've always lived by the the wisdom of  ... "A thousand mile journey begins with a single step" (Lao Tzu) and “There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” (John F Kennedy)

This is true whether you're at the beginning of your life cycle, in the middle of it, or you're daring to write some exciting new chapters in your golden years. Living in your comfort zone, is not really living. It's merely surviving. It's not learning and growing and discovering our full potential.


Life is a package of time meant to be a journey of extraordinary experiences, so why live it ordinary?

Know that you are always only ever one decision away from a totally different life ...

Perhaps you'll join me for an exciting writing adventure in Morocco, Dubrovnik or Paris or you'll choose the Sail Croatia option. Trust me, Croatia is all the superlatives you know, plus some! To see this country from the water will take your breath away.


Perhaps you're looking for a stimulating guest speaker at your next event ... I have so many stories to share with you to help you step beyond the walls of your comfort zone!

I hope you'll fall in love with the characters in my debut novel  - some real, and some fictional - and I hope they inspire you to take a leap of faith to trust in the whispers of your heart.

If you don't already own one of my 'Taste of Life' cookbooks and you would like to try 'healthy eating' you can now find these books here. Revised editions are coming soon.

Read my blogs and travel with me to exciting locations. Subscribe to my website to stay up to date with announcements. Let's get lost together on the road of extraordinary. I've no time left for ordinary. What about you?



A thousand mile journey begins with a single step ... 

 ... In my debut novel, I explore what can transpire when we have faith in the whispers of our heart and we dare to travel to those destinations that call our name ...

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Remember my 'Taste of Life' cookbooks? Perhaps you're asking how does a healthy-eating cookbook author write 22 cookbooks, sell 2.2 million copies, over 19 years, and then suddenly start writing a cross over between fiction and non-fiction, based on real life events!

I know my debut novel will surprise many, but that's the way it should be. With the gift of years, your life changes. You learn. You grow. Your dreams change. Add the odd life crisis, twists and turns you never expected, the loss of loved ones, and of course the redefining of self is inevitable.

There was a time I could never have imagined writing 'Seagulls on the Ganges'. But, there it is, life surprises you when you least expect and suddenly you find yourself living a totally new life. 

'Seagulls on the Ganges' is not quite a memoir ... but it's close. Hope you love it.



Travel to spectacular destinations and chart a new course. Write exciting chapters of an extraordinary new life.


Morocco, Croatia, France, Portugal, Melbourne and Spain . Discover 'my' places. Walk the streets and small lanes that I love exploring in these destinations. Travel roads along jaw dropping coastlines and across spectacular landscapes of mountains and deserts. Sail with me. We'll embrace the life of the traveler chasing the solo experience ...



Julie Stafford

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