A new chapter in crowdfunding


David McNamara used crowdfunding to release his second book, Beat Zen and the Art of Dave.
David McNamara used crowdfunding to release his second book, Beat Zen and the Art of Dave.

The Claremont resident recently released Beat Zen and the Art of Dave, a follow-up to his first travel memoir with stories from his 15 years on the road.

McNamara said the second book offered more of a reflective, philosophical look at travelling.

“I compared my previous experiences with travel and noticed some changes, particularly in the younger generation; I call them ibackpackers,” he said.

“The basic motivations that travellers have – to escape, for anonymity or reinvention – they are still there. But technology, I think, has had a big impact.”

McNamara said he noticed that some young people were travelling to avoid commitments and consequences, but justified their choices with new age mantras.

The book is available from www.davidmcnamara.com.au .

McNamara will be at Subi Farmers Market on January 23.