Kim Brown Seely and her husband were at a crossroads. With the economy in freefall, their jobs stagnant, and their youngest son moving away to college, the couple decided to face another unknown. They impulsively purchased a too-big sailboat, learned how to sail, and embarked on a 700-nautical-mile voyage through the Inside Passage. Bound for an expanse of untamed wilderness—the stunningly wild Great Bear Rainforest of the Northwest—in search of the elusive white Kermode bear, the couple begin to discover who they are as individuals and as a couple in a pivotal moment in their lives.
Join us for an evening with Kim Brown Seely, as she shares tales from her new book, UNCHARTED: A Couple’s Epic Empty-Nest Adventure Sailing from One Life to Another. Honest, self-effacing, and full of humor and generosity, this unforgettable memoir is at once a breathtaking adventure tale and a lyrical meditation on the changing nature of love.
Kim Brown Seely, a 2016 Lowell Thomas Journalist of the Year, has worked in publishing on both coasts, including as senior editor at Travel + Leisure, contributing editor at National Geographic Adventure, and travel editor at Microsoft and Amazon. Her writing has also appeared in Outside, National Geographic Traveler, Sunset, Coastal Living, and Virtuoso Life.