World traveler writes book about adventures

Kent Earnest, 66, of Washington Twp. is a veteran world traveler. He has visited all 50 states and seven continents.

Kent has recently published a book about his first adventure when he was 18 years old. His journey started in Jerusalem and ended in Canada for a total of 20,000 miles. The book, titled Summer of ’65: The Adventures and Misadventures of a Teenage World Traveler, can be ordered at Amazon and Barnes & Noble for $15.95.

The book was released Sept. 6.

“As I went through life I would tell my children about the different stories on that particular trip,” Earnest said. “My son encouraged me to put in book form. I’ve never had the time until I retired about 18 months ago.”

It took Earnest about six weeks to write the book.

“Even though you have plans on vacation, there is always the unexpected,” Earnest said. “This book relates many individual stories of the unexpected. You never know what you will see or encounter.”

Earnest has already planned a sequel about the 50 years between his first and most recent travel. He next travel plans include visiting the Philippines, Korea, China, Cambodia, Laos, New Guinea, New Zealand, Vietnam, Australia and Ecuador in summer 2015.

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