From Boardroom to Backpack

Risking It All

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Pub Date 05 Sep 2023 | Archive Date Not set

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7 continents and 100 countries that changed my life.

Rob Sangster was chased by a Cape buffalo in Botswana and then by a corrupt Governor in Tennessee, both having malicious intent. He spent one New Year's Eve in Paradise Bay, Antarctica, and the next as a guest of the wealthiest smuggler in the Himalayas. He swam with whale sharks in the Gulf of Thailand and spent the night on top of a Mayan temple in Guatemala while a revolution raged below.

Before those and many other adventures, Rob had been racing up a conventional career path as an attorney, government policy-maker, and business executive—a work-a-holic with ever-increasing responsibilities. Then—at age thirty-eight—he made a course correction and took charge of his life. Traveling to distant places became his passion—asking questions, turning corners, and taking risks—all of which were more important than earning the last possible dollar.

When he cut the padlock off his old sea chest two years ago, very personal letters and thirty thick journals inside revealed the reasons behind his life-changing decision decades earlier and led to the writing of this memoir.

About the Author: Rob Sangster earned a BA from Stanford, an MA from the UCLA School of Architecture & Urban Planning, and a JD from Stanford Law School. After becoming a partner in a distinguished Los Angeles law firm, he administered national housing programs then dedicated himself to developing homes for low-income persons. He is also an award-winning novelist, restaurateur, and avid sailor who has travelled in more than 100 countries and on seven continents.


7 continents and 100 countries that changed my life.

Rob Sangster was chased by a Cape buffalo in Botswana and then by a corrupt Governor in Tennessee, both having malicious intent. He spent one New...


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Also available in trade paperback $19.95.

Also available in trade paperback $19.95.


Advance Praise

“The wisdom and perspective Rob Sangster shares in From Boardroom to Backpack: Risking It All can be life-changing for anyone who hungers for far horizons. This story is about Rob’s transformation from corporate lawyer and government executive into a traveler seeking adventures in the farthest corners of the planet. From Boardroom to Backpack will motivate you to take charge of your own path through life.”
—Bob Sehlinger, founder of AdventureKEEN publishing companies, creator of the Unofficial Guide series, and author of 27 books

“In From Boardroom to Backpack, Rob Sangster writes about adventures and insights resulting from his travels in more than 100 countries on every continent. He has a keen eye for the experiences that shape our lives. It’s a great read.”
—Tim Leffell, award-winning travel writer, editor of Perceptive Travel, author of A Better Life for Half the Price

“Driven by curiosity, Rob Sangster left a major LA law firm and remarkable careers in public service and the private sector to follow his heart into a life of adventure. As I read From Boardroom to Backpack, I experienced the dreams and realities of people living in dozens of faraway places.”
—Rep. Steve Cohen, Member of Congress


“The wisdom and perspective Rob Sangster shares in From Boardroom to Backpack: Risking It All can be life-changing for anyone who hungers for far horizons. This story is about Rob’s transformation...


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This was a wonderful book. I really enjoyed reading about the author and how he finally turned his perspective around with hiking.

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