Travels with Cultural Mad Scientist, Norm Schriever

This week, I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing my favorite travel author, Norm Schriever. Norm is the author of South of Normal, Pushups in the Prayer Room, The Queens of Dragon Town and more! He is a self-proclaimed cultural mad scientist, and loves to share his travel advice and experiences. His stories are incredibly relatable, and hilariously crazy!

In this episode, we talk about his adventures around the world and reflect on a few of my favorite stories from South of Normal and Pushups in the Prayer Room. We also talk about Norm’s passion for connecting with others and meeting new people on his travels. He was uniquely impacted by COVID in the fact that he left the Philippines right before a strict lockdown. He hasn’t seen his girlfriend in 8 months!

Norm uses his writing to connect with people from all walks of life. His stories show the impact on how travel increases empathy and human connection. It was truly an honor to interview him!

Although we cannot travel now, this interview is a wonderful way to reminiscence on the power of travel! Tune in for a wonderful episode and stay tuned for part 2 in November 2020!

Pushups in the Prayer Room documents Norm’s trip around the world in 2000. His stories are crazy and extremely relatable for any traveler!
South of Normal documents Norm’s big move to Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
This is Norm’s newest book. His story is fiction, inspired by his own experience following a massive typhoon in the Philippines. His story follows an island girl, and the difficulties she has to endure to survive.

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