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About The Author

loisLois Joy Hofmann retired after a 35-year career in advertising, marketing, and management. Then she sailed around the world with her husband, Günter, for eight years, visiting 62 countries. Intrepid adventurers, the couple now embarks on more conventional travel with the goal of understanding countries and cultures that they omitted the first time around. When not traveling, Lois resides in San Diego, California, and Balsam Lake, Wisconsin where she enjoys writing and photography.

This is a couple who has always lived on the edge and has been challenged to explore new frontiers. Embarking on an adventure at sea, these former entrepreneurs are surprised to discover higher highs and lower lows than the rollercoaster corporate world from which they had escaped. The circumnavigation propels them out of the fast-paced fields of human genetics and biotechnology into the vastly different life of cruising. They had expected the circumnavigation to be a means of being independent and in control of their own destiny, but they encounter many riveting situations where they are clearly not in control.

About the Book Maiden Voyage

cover Lois describes the couples’ first voyage from France, where they built their catamaran, to their home in San Diego—a gripping physical, intellectual and emotional journey—in Maiden Voyage, the first book of her trilogy, In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss.

Lois Hofmann writes in a first-person style as if she is on location sending stories from the front in real time. Stories often begin with the date, location, and—for the nautical buffs—latitude and longitude. This inclusive book combines personal memoirs with stories about local cultures and customs, geography, catamaran sailing, and over 150 extraordinary photographs of their travels. Read more...


About the Book Sailing the South Pacific

coverWith the threat of terrorism and piracy on the high seas, fewer sailors are completing a circumnavigation of the globe. Lois and Gunter Hofmann achieved their eight-year, 34,000 mile nautical triumph after turning 60 years old. In this second book of the nautical trilogy, "In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss," the couple faces adversity, but gains renewal and reward. Join them aboard their 43-foot Catana catamaran, Pacific Bliss, as they sail from San Diego to Australia, continuing their challenging but fulfilling circumnavigation.

Lois Hofmann writes in a first-person style as if she is on location sending stories from the front in real time. Stories often begin with the date, location, and—for the nautical buffs—latitude and longitude. This inclusive book combines personal memoirs with stories about local cultures and customs, geography, catamaran sailing, and over 200 extraordinary photographs and maps.

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