The Woman Who Became a Nomad: Leaving Everything Behind in Search of Ultimate Freedom // Tamar Valkenier
Kosmos, 240 pages, 2021
At the age of 28 Tamar Valkenier decided to give up all her possessions
in favor of a life full of uncertainty. She spent two years cycling
around the world, traveled across Mongolia for four months with
her horse, camel, and dog, and walked 370 miles through Jordan.
While living as hunter-gatherers, she and Miriam Lancewood traversed
the mountains of New Zealand. In Full-Time Adventurer she recounts
her free life.
“Tamar is a unique combination of a well-spoken, intelligent lady &
a strong and wild survivor. She thrives in extreme situations because
of her hunger for adventure and desire to explore the unknown, both
psychologically and physically. We ventured together for 3 months, and
I have only seen immense courage and optimism. She was able to hunt:
to observe, stalk, and shoot with precision. And thanks to her background
as a high-end chef, we had the most delicious meal every day.”
– MIRIAM LANCEWOOD
“Many of us dream of adventure and freedom, but most find it difficult to
break away from the conventional path in life and set off from the shore.
Not Tamar Valkenier, whose commitment and passion remind us that
living out our dreams is rarely more than one leap of faith away. Tamar
is an inspiration, who demonstrates all that if we can overcome our fear
of discomfort and vulnerability, then a lifelong journey of rich learning
– TIM COPE
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