Author Shanta Finlayson releases her inspirational travel memoir, Dare To Dream: Declare Your Destination

May 04 01:09 2021

Author Shanta Finlayson recently announced the release of her inspirational travel memoir, Dare To Dream: Declare Your Destination. By telling her story, Shanta hopes to empower others and show that it doesn’t take riches, a travel agent, or even a companion to have an unforgettable time exploring the beauty of Europe.

In Dare To Dream, Shanta transports the reader to four countries—Belgium, England, the Netherlands, and France—to experience an adventure in foreign lands. Shanta paints a vivid portrait of the culture, history, food, and local population. In each chapter, she recounts her journey through incredible cities like Brussels and Paris along with her planning process prior to packing her bags. Dare To Dream shows that it’s never too late in life to start living, no matter what the goal.

Readers of any background will appreciate Shanta’s refreshing approach to personal growth and staying curious about the world at any age. In Dare To Dream, Shanta proves that there’s no expiration date on finding joy, whether it’s wandering the streets of Amsterdam or taking up boxing at 50 years old. She urges readers to “become comfortable with the uncomfortable” and take chances on themselves by always moving forward.  

Many of the lessons Shanta shares in Dare To Dream will resonate with even the most seasoned travelers. She points out that while taking a solo may seem daunting, it encourages you to make connections with others at your destination.

During a time of such social disruption and uncertainty, Shanta’s debut is especially powerful. Dare To Dream: Declare Your Destination is available for purchase on

Shanta Finlayson was born in the Bahamas and first traveled with her grandmother while going to Miami. As she grew up, she kept her passion for seeing the world and meeting new people in unlikely places. She believes in the restorative power of purpose and perseverance. Shanta lives and writes in Atlanta, Georgia with Sabrina. Her business Four Queens LLC can be found at the Instagram handle @Fourqueensandme or on the Facebook Page Four Queens LLC.

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