• Published on Feb 2, 2019
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    Hi, name’s Aly! Originally from Birmingham, England, I have been discovering the world for over 5 years straight. I am a psychology graduate with a love for Pho and red wine. Whether I throw myself into a novel or from 14,000ft up out of a plane, I look at adventure big and small and say “Let’s do this!”
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Comments • 96

  • MsBelinda70
    MsBelinda70 17 days ago

    Penguins can't read xx

  • Netta2
    Netta2 21 day ago

    Penguins can’t read, thank you for this video. I am up with writers block writing a book. Thanks for the tips.❤️

  • Sharlot Clark
    Sharlot Clark 28 days ago

    Penguins can't read! Hi from Melbourne - Purple Sharlot :-)

  • Laura G.
    Laura G. Month ago

    :D Penguins can't read

  • Tara Scully
    Tara Scully Month ago

    I read your book and truly admire the bravery it must have taken to write something so personal. Thank you for sharing your story.

  • klik-klik
    klik-klik Month ago

    what about proof reading?

  • Aggie S
    Aggie S 2 months ago

    Such a helpful video, thank you so much

  • Cornelius
    Cornelius 2 months ago


  • Tm Media
    Tm Media 3 months ago

    This was such an informative and inspirational video. Just found you on your Bulgaria vids, LOVE your personality and humour, SUBBED! I😀

  • Cat Milton
    Cat Milton 3 months ago

    Ha! No comment on the (poor) penguins, but yes, still watching. Gracias.

  • Deed Kenneth
    Deed Kenneth 3 months ago

    Penguins can’t read. Thanks for all of your advice, I am working on a book at the moment. I found your video very helpful and informative. Thank you.

  • World Hippie
    World Hippie 3 months ago

    Do you have an audiobook version on Amazon? I must have your book. Been following you for years! Finally getting into books. Lol

  • Kathy Faulk
    Kathy Faulk 3 months ago

    Terrific information! Honest and clear! Thank you!

  • It’s My Life
    It’s My Life 3 months ago

  • Samantha Jane Wright
    Samantha Jane Wright 3 months ago

    Penguins can’t read 🐧📚

  • Tery224
    Tery224 3 months ago

    Penguins can't read! Thank you for this video, very helpful and some great advice! :))

  • knottynumbers44
    knottynumbers44 3 months ago

    Thank you for the transparency! I'd love to write a book myself, and this gave me inspiration. Additionally, I have a client that has spent years getting in her own way trying to write one herself, I may forward this to her. Much respect to you and congratulations!

  • Jodie Dewberry
    Jodie Dewberry 3 months ago

    Can't believe I've only just found your channel! So cool to see another Brit doing such amazing things. And this video is absolutely invaluable given that I'm half-planning to publish my first book this year. Eeek. Thank you for this video and can't wait to follow along from now on :)

  • Amir5958
    Amir5958 3 months ago

    Penguins can’t read, but they can “smile and wave”! Hahaha 🐧

  • Kevin Staal
    Kevin Staal 3 months ago

    Pinguin can't read, but I hope they can watch your video's! ;)

  • Mr. Charles
    Mr. Charles 3 months ago

    Why do you have hungarian license plate number behind?

  • Louise Roden
    Louise Roden 3 months ago

    Penguins can’t read

  • Dave Holt
    Dave Holt 3 months ago

    You're hot Allie. Cute toes too ;)

  • mysteriousammar
    mysteriousammar 3 months ago

    I really love you what you are doing i think you will kill it!, and I want your videos and witness your succeed , I i want to help you out with your videos " even if it was for free ' , you can contact me on this e-mail ( ) or twitter * ammaradem2001* or instagram ( servicehelp3 ) , really looking to hear from ya!

  • Madalena Caldas
    Madalena Caldas 3 months ago

    Such a useful video Aly !!! Really hoping to self publish one day! What’s is your stance on unrelated blogs ? Is it bad to have for example a travel blog with occasional promotion posts of say a fiction book ? The book I have in mind is very unrelated to anything I would want to blog about .x

  • Always plan B
    Always plan B 3 months ago

    Just now bought a book and looking forward to reading.

  • Heather M
    Heather M 3 months ago +1

    PENGUINS can't read 😂😂
    Everyone buy the book!

  • Hez_am_i
    Hez_am_i 3 months ago

    🐧 can't 📖

  • Terri Finch
    Terri Finch 3 months ago

    Penguins can't read. Enjoyed the vid in Phoenix Arizona USA. Happy Ground Hog day to you Aly.

  • Jessica Emhoff
    Jessica Emhoff 3 months ago

    penguins can't read!
    great video!

  • Daniel Womack
    Daniel Womack 3 months ago

    Massively useful and as difficult and stressful as the process may be, videos like this are super motivating. Penguins can't read...but I can and your book was soooo gooodd!!!

  • Not a Brand
    Not a Brand 3 months ago

    Penguins can't read.

  • S J
    S J 3 months ago

    Penguins can’t read?!

  • Erik Blair
    Erik Blair 3 months ago

    Penguin approved video

  • Fanny for Fun
    Fanny for Fun 3 months ago

    Penguins can't read! This is seriously useful information. And yeah, writing is hard...

  • IAmMrRedTie
    IAmMrRedTie 3 months ago

    Penguins can't read. But, how do you know? Good insight to the work going on behind the scenes and some great writing tips as well. This book is just the style of storytelling we've come to know and love from you. Keep up the fantastic work, Aly!

  • E A
    E A 3 months ago

    Penguins can too read!

  • Savannah Shirley
    Savannah Shirley 3 months ago

    Penguins cant read! But I can, ordering yours today😊 cant travel right now but hopefully reading about it will suffice 😊

  • Rebeça Sabourin
    Rebeça Sabourin 3 months ago +1

    But my penguin can read

  • Eric Cuthbert
    Eric Cuthbert 3 months ago

    hi traveler, I was thinking about writing a book on the real ghost I seen, and the breathing I heard, also the weeping and sobbing i heard when I was alone in the family house + a lot of real strange happenings that actually happened.
    (can I get someone to do everything, and put the book on the shelf) as well ?.
    cuthberteric2017@gmail. com

  • Aaron Morris
    Aaron Morris 3 months ago

    Penguins can't read.

  • Natalie Daly
    Natalie Daly 3 months ago

    Why self publish vs via a publishing house?

    • Madalena Caldas
      Madalena Caldas 3 months ago

      Natalie Daly I believe there is more money involved with self publishing ? I could be wrong though x

  • carole
    carole 3 months ago

    penguins cant read =)

  • Alyssa Arroyo
    Alyssa Arroyo 3 months ago

    Penguins can't read! I do love this info, thank you

  • angus rymer
    angus rymer 3 months ago

    Penguins can't read.

  • Erin Ozenich
    Erin Ozenich 3 months ago

    Penguins can’t read

  • Dizzy Lizard505
    Dizzy Lizard505 3 months ago

    Thanks! This video is very helpful.

  • Rebecca McCarty
    Rebecca McCarty 3 months ago

    This is wonderful!!! Thank you!! 😍😍

  • Mary Davidson
    Mary Davidson 3 months ago

    Penguins can't read but they're still awesome.

  • Martin F
    Martin F 3 months ago

    Penguins cook artichokes on Wednesdays :0) LBD

  • Minna TheFlamingo
    Minna TheFlamingo 3 months ago +1

    Penguins can't read, but I like your long videos! :D

  • KungZoo
    KungZoo 3 months ago +1

    Viva editors!!!! Thank you for recognizing the value a good editor can play!

  • Jerry Minchey
    Jerry Minchey 3 months ago

    Great advice about how to write and publish a book. By-the-way, I enjoyed meeting you at the hostel in Tampa, FL.

  • Paint It Cerulean
    Paint It Cerulean 3 months ago

    pengiuns can't read!

  • Jodie JRS
    Jodie JRS 3 months ago

    Penguins can't read

  • Cecilie Mortensen
    Cecilie Mortensen 3 months ago +1

    Maybe penguins CAN read? They seem pretty smart.

    • Cecilie Mortensen
      Cecilie Mortensen 3 months ago

      PsychoTraveller you will be surprised of what penguins are capable of.. have you not watched Madagascar? 😎

    • PsychoTraveller
      PsychoTraveller  3 months ago +1

      I don't believe it for a second. All hogwash and conspiracy in my eyes 🤨

  • Travel With Mansoureh
    Travel With Mansoureh 3 months ago +1

    It is a very good tip to keep writing because when I am stuck I leave my desk

  • Rick Webb
    Rick Webb 3 months ago +1

    Penguins can't read, but they do have knees.

    • PsychoTraveller
      PsychoTraveller  3 months ago +2

      If this is true then they are STILL winning... Damn them all with their invisible knees and lack of good reading material! 😂😂

  • Steph russell
    Steph russell 3 months ago +2

    This was a really interesting and helpful video! ❤️Gonna binge watch your videos again 😂 Penguins can totally read pffft >.>

    • Steph russell
      Steph russell 3 months ago

      PsychoTraveller Oh fine! You got me, they can't!😭 *snivels* 😂

    • PsychoTraveller
      PsychoTraveller  3 months ago +1


  • na li
    na li 3 months ago

    Penguins can't read

  • Kristbjörg Harpa Thomsen

    * am still watching your video * but just wanted to say that your book is definitely a book everyone should take time to read. When it arrived, I opened it to read and didn't close it until a few hours later when it was finished. I've no idea if you'll see this, but I just wanted to give you a small review. Your book was incredibly beautifully written and it opened my mind on quite a lot of things. It really came through the text that you put your heart and soul into writing this book. Thank you for that Aly. 🧡
    Also thank you for all the amazing tips you put into this video. 💛
    - Kristbjörg, from Iceland

  • nicole condor
    nicole condor 3 months ago

    Penguins can't read. On another note I'm not an author, but I thought your process was inspiring to the business I'm trying to start.

  • Kim Mason
    Kim Mason 3 months ago

    You have a Lucas!!!!

  • TravelingEevee
    TravelingEevee 3 months ago

    penguins cannot read...

  • Freedom Strider
    Freedom Strider 3 months ago +2

    Penguin can't read... but they can - where is your imagination?!?!?! ;D

  • piarate king
    piarate king 3 months ago

    penguins cant read

  • Sardana M
    Sardana M 3 months ago

    Penguins can't read. 😘✨

  • Nathan Horne
    Nathan Horne 3 months ago

    Great video Ally & congrats again on the success of your book👍🏻

  • Anastacia Girling
    Anastacia Girling 3 months ago

    penguins can't read xx

  • Dan Galla
    Dan Galla 3 months ago +3

    Such an in-depth video and worth a watch if you're even considering self publishing! Also the launch party was a BLAST!

  • GDS TX
    GDS TX 3 months ago

    Penguins can’t read 😄😄👍🏽

  • emeraldsroses
    emeraldsroses 3 months ago

    I watched until the end. Love the self kisses 😂

  • chrrie
    chrrie 3 months ago

    but why can’t penguins read? that’s sad

  • David
    David 3 months ago

    Penguins cant read lol.

  • Ross and Bek
    Ross and Bek 3 months ago +1

    Cool video! Really insightful. We share a love for Pho! Will be watching for more vids soon :)

    SANJAY WITH YOU 3 months ago

    When are you coming to Adelaide?