Dorothy S. Conlon realizes she’s been lucky to have lived a life filled with travel and adventure, qualifying her as a true world citizen. She was born in Japan and has lived around the globe. Her new book, Born with Wings, traces some of her experiences as an expatriate living in Taiwan, India and other Asian countries for many years. The book is described as an adventure story, a travel history and an entertaining and courageous account of a life lived with joy, tragedy, wit and wisdom.
In 2007, at the age of 80, Dorothy published At Home In The World: Memoirs of a Traveling Woman. In it she took the reader on a fascinating journey to exotic destinations, from Bolivia to Bhutan, from Tanzania to Thailand, and beyond. Those chapters relate recent excursions. Her zest for new sights and her enthusiasm for getting to know people of other cultures are contagious. Many of her current trips include volunteer projects, a way to give the traveler a deeper insight than a tourist would get. When she’s not journeying afar, Dorothy lives in Sarasota, Florida, and can be found giving talks on travel and volunteering.