The Jamaican in China blog is just one aspect of how I achieve my mission. I’ve been writing books and coaching people on turning their passions into profit since 1992! Here are some of my books and products. I hope you find something helpful! –Walt (See my Amazon Author Page for other books not listed below)
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“I share what I know, so that others may grow!”–Walt Goodridge
Hi! My name is Walt F.J. Goodridge, former frustrated employee, now “nomadpreneur” author of Turn Your Passion Into Profit as well as
Yesterday’s You, Fit to Breed and the Loving True™ series of books. My personal life mission statement is: ” I share what I know so that others may grow!” I help people break free from limiting belief systems in order to discover, develop and profit from their passions, transform themselves physically, and master their relationships so they can live true to themselves and experience a life of freedom, function, fitness and fun! I believe that’s what life is all about: the FREEDOM to live life on your terms, fulfulling your FUNCTION (purpose), maintaining physical FITNESS to live free of illness, and having a whole lot of FUN doing it! It’s all part of a philosophy I call “the Integrated Life.”
living the Integrated Life?
You can read more about achieving that ideal here:
Each unique series of products below offers information, inspiration and ideas–books, products, websites, communities, online tests and weekly newsletters–to accomplish that mission!
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a blueprint for balancing passion with career, diet with health & sexuality with relationship
Are you living the Integrated Life? Download the full ebook (PDF) FREE when you take the test!
(120 pages; 6.0 x 9.0; ISBN: 978-1517297077)
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A step-by-step guide for transforming ANY talent, hobby or product idea into a money-making venture
My “Passion Profit” formula is simple: take a passion–something you love to do, something you’re good at, something you already have a certain amount of expertise in, something that interests you–-and use it as the basis of a way to make money. It’s a simple strategy that could be your “plan B” during an economic downturn! Yes, you CAN make money doing what you love and I’ll show you how in four easy steps: 1. Find your purpose. 2. Discover your passion. 3. Create a product. 4. Market it for profit. (338 pages; 7″ x 10″; ISBN:978-0974531328) Read more at www.passionprofit.com
A step-by-step guide for transforming ANY talent, hobby or product idea into a money-making venture
This unique 6 CD set contains the step-by-step passionpreneur process with excerpts from live workshops, actual coaching sessions and phone interviews with million-dollar passion to profit success stories! Order with the Turn Your Passion Into Profit paperback and the Quick Start Manual to get the info in multiple formats! Listen, you CAN make money doing what you love! (6 CDs; 1 hour each)
Get up and running fast transforming ANY talent, hobby or product idea into a money-making venture
I’ve launched my own and clients’ businesses and made sales in as little as 48 hours. Learn my proven strategies, vendors, and marketing tricks in this step-by-step action checklist and achieve the same results. Get up and running FAST and beat my record! (60 pages; 7″ x 10″; ISBN:978-1451545708)
197 proven ideas, strategies and design tips for creating an income-generating website for your passion-centered business
To make money online, your website must communicate your value, heighten your credibility, inspire consumer confidence and compel visitors to whip out their credit cards and order your product or service. Discover things you should NEVER do, and other things you absolutely MUST to create a website that sells. Online since 1997, I have “cracked the code” to making online sales of “how to” books, biographies, poetry, event subscriptions, and even tour guide services! I’ll share the mindset, design process, sales copy style, income strategies, promotion campaigns, best practices, and the secret list of vendors I use to earn thousands of dollars monthly. Transform your online presence from a simple web page into a Website That Sells!
(90 pages; 7″ x 10″; ISBN: 978-1451545739)
Rediscover this James Allen classic with Passionpreneur University™ notes
by Walt Goodridge. (100 pages; 5.06″ x 7.81″; ISBN: 978-1522813927)
Rediscover this classic with Passionpreneur University™ notes
by Walt Goodridge. (170 pages; 5.06″ x 7.81″; ISBN: 978-1522815297)
How to find the courage to finally QUIT your soul-draining, life-sapping, energy-depleting, freedom-robbing job now…before it’s too late..and live passionately ever after!
THE PLAN: ducks in a row:– Everything is ready; all preparations are complete. To have everything just the way you want it before you take the next step. (eg. “I want to quit my job and pursue my passion, but I need to get all my ducks in a row before I hand in my resignation.”)
THE FLAW: “I’ve never met a set of ducks that liked standing in a row for very long.”
We’ve all seen ducks in a row. The trouble is, watch them long enough and they eventually break formation.
In other words, if you’re waiting for things to be perfect before you act on your dreams in general, and if your success becoming an entrepreneur in particular is contingent on those ducks staying in line for the duration of your adventure in freedom, you might be waiting forever!
“It’s not about the &()#%$ ducks!
It’s about finding the courage to live your dreams
what formation the ducks are in!”
~ W. Goodridge, duck liberator
Read more at www.passionprofit.com/betterbeliefsystem
PassionProfit™ Expert Series
The Expert Series
Expert Series Products
A winning audio program from one of Walt’s favorite experts: Andrew Morrison. This 65-minute audio program will help
you start doing the things today that will create an abundant harvest for you tomorrow.
Read more at www.passionprofit.com
CNN Expert and Oprah Guest, Andrew Morrison grew his first company to 3 Million dollars in sales before his 30th birthday!
This TWO CD audio features Andrew Morrison in a revealing conversation with Passion Prophet Walt Goodridge. You’ll be
inspired by his amazing story while he shares the actual strategy he used to become an entrepreneurial success story!
(2 CDs; 1 hour each)
Read more at www.passionprofit.com/
Eavesdrop on a candid, unedited, private conversation and brainstorming session between change expert Zelda Owens, and passionpreneur coach Walt Goodridge about an upcoming book project, and discover some valuable insights into what the job market in America is facing. (1 CD; 1 hour)
Hip Hop Entrepreneur series
Hip Hop Entrepreneur™ Products
Attention Hip Hop Entrepreneurs! Start your own record label! Release your own music! Create your own empire! This groundbreaking guide–my first book–really did change the game when it was first published as Rap: This Game of Exposure, and with each yearly update, continues to inspire, inform and instruct each new generation of Hip Hop Entrepreneur! This is the book Hip Hop pioneer, Chuck D, raved about in his book, Fight the Power!
(294 pages; 8.5 x 11; ISBN: 978-1517523992)
Managing Hip Hop artists is NOT the same as managing artists in any other genre. It’s unique. There are cultural differences, industry differences and global differences you need to be aware of if you are to be successful. I know, because I’ve done it! Learn the business basics, as well as the unique success attitude and strategies you need in order to master the game!
(220 pages; 8 x 10; ISBN: 978-0974531335)
An actual business plan you can use to start your business
This is an actual record label business plan you can use as a template to develop a workable plan of action and success for your label! Hundreds have used it, and I’ve received some amazing success stories of the funding and investments they’ve been able to acquire as a result! Bonus: “The Record Label of the Future.” (146 pages; 8″ x 10″; ISBN: 978-1450592260)
The Nomadpreneur™ Series
Freedom is achievable
A pocket guide of income strategies, travel jobs & survival tips
for expats, vagabonds, techies and rat race escapees
who want to see the world AND make money too!
What if you had the freedom to travel the world and make money at the same time? What if your source of income did not depend on your actual physical location?
According to author Walt Goodridge, nomadpreneurs have that freedom! A nomadpreneur is someone whose income strategy allows him or her the freedom to “travel and roam” while generating money “abroad or at home.”
Goodridge himself was a frustrated, corporate-cubicle-confined civil engineer in New York City until he engineered his escape from the rat race and ran off to a tropical island to live out his nomadpreneur dream. In this guide, he shares his motivation, methods and mindset as well as specific details of the income strategies he and others use to achieve and sustain what he calls “the untethered lifestyle.” You’ll learn or discover:
• Why escape might be the sanest act you ever commit
• If you can (or should) simply nomadize your current job
• Proven strategies for making money overseas
• Which–location-free or location-bound–suits you better
• Travel, accommodation, immigration, safety & survival tips
• Profiles of folks who’ve found nomadpreneuring success
• Products, websites, apps and communities to help you
• PLUS: Travel jobs for the nomad-minded non-preneur
• AND What to do if you run out of money!
• How to choose from the 3 types of nomadpreneurs
• Developing the required skill set
• How to monetize, profitize then nomadize any passion
• 7 proven strategies, with real-world examples
• Travel, transportation and accommodation resources and apps
• A step-by-step checklist of what to do first, second, third, etc.
• Photos of the nomadpreneur lifestyle, and more!
PLUS: an extensive list of travel jobs for the non-entrepreneur
Basically, everything I use to run my business….except my passwords!”
—Walt F.J. Goodridge, author of Turn Your Passion Into Profit and Living True to Your Self and founder of the Nomadpreneur Support Group at www.nomadpreneur.com!
The travel log series:
Follow my travels below and I’ll show you
how I ive
the nomadpreneur lifestyle!
The True Story of One Man’s Escape from the Rat Race to Live a Personal Nomadpreneur’s Dream!: (A unique travel guide for the rest of us)
“Once upon a time, there was a Jamaican civil engineer living in New York who hated his job, followed his passion, started a sideline business publishing his own books, made enough money to quit his job, escaped the rat race, ran off to a tropical island in the Pacific, and started a tourism business so he could give tours of the island to pretty girls every day…and live a nomadpreneur’s dream life. That island is Saipan. That (former) civil engineer is me. This is the story of my Escape from America!” (176 pages; 5.5″ x 8.5″; ISBN: 978-0974531397)
Follow my amazing six-month nomad adventure through Beijing, Kunming, Xishuangbanna and Hainan in the People’s Republic of China, along with stints in Singapore and Laos! See Asia like you’ve never seen it before–through the eyes and experiences of a nomadic, minimalist vegan Jamaican vagabond (that would be me!) With tons more never-before-published stories, bloopers, and photographs of my nomadpreneur life in China! (340 pages; 7″ x 10″; ISBN: 978-1478326892)
A Fun, yet Functional and Feasible Traveler’s Guide to Preparing Healthy, Happy Meals on the Go Using Nothing but a Hotel Coffeepot…. and a Little Ingenuity
“Necessity is the mother of invention.
Hunger is the father of ingenuity.
The Coffeepot Cookbook is their love child!”
While doing the nomadpreneur thing through China, as a vegan, I had to improvise quite a bit to get my dietary needs met… find out what you can do with a little creativity and a basic hotel room appliance!
(52 pages; 6″ x 9″; ISBN: 978-0983580805)
Read more at www.coffeepotcookbook.com
The Ageless Living™ Series
Take control of your health
On January 17, 1912, Nobel Prize winner Dr. Alexis Carrel began a famous experiment at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in which he placed tissue cultured from an embryonic chicken heart in a flask of his own design. He maintained the living culture for well over 20 years–much longer than a chicken’s normal life span–proving that living cells could be kept alive indefinitely by simply controlling the nutrients and removing the waste in the surrounding solution.
Proper nutrition and removal of waste. This is the simple formula for longevity for which no practical lifestyle guide has ever existed. Our failure practicing this formula is the cause of most, if not all, disease.
This book will show you how to fulfill those two simple requirements in 10 practical ways to effectively conduct your own experiment in bodily immortality.
(175 pages; 5.06 x 7.81.”; ISBN: 978-1540755414)
10 causes of impotence THEY don’t want you to know about
probably because there’s no money in the simple cures and treatments for male impotence that can help improve and maintain your erection
The good news, however, is that you CAN get yourself “reclassified.” Discover:• The beliefs about food, body and health that are keeping you soft and why the drug companies don’t want you to ever access THE TRUTH AND YOUR TRUE POWER.• The MYTHS AND ILLUSIONS of health through medicine that keep most people trapped on the path to impotence.• 7 TRUTHS you must internalize and act on if you want to succeed• 10 real CAUSES OF “IMPOTENCE” society doesn’t talk about• one thing you are doing each day that makes the next line of vital interest to you…• Virility SECRETS to reduce “comeback” time• a daily routine and PROTOCOL to make your equipment PERFORM with no need for viagra-type drugs.• How to prepare food that will INVIGORATE you.
• PLAY DATE PRACTICES that will make your partners swoon…PLUS a few RECIPES, a SELF-ASSESSMENT TEST, RESOURCES, A QUICK-START CHECKLIST so you can jump right on the path TO CREATE LIFETIME PEFORMANCE and remain fit to breed forever! (142 pages; 5.5″ x 8.5″; ISBN: 978-1501099038)
Read more at www.fittobreed.com
What if you discovered someone who had the secret to living longer, perhaps forever? This unique fact-based story tells such a tale. Includes actual dietary and lifestyle practices, shopping lists and more to help you claim perfect health, long life and find your own fountain of youth!
(204 pages; 6″ x 9″; ISBN: 978-1502358936)
The new relationship guidelines for men who want to be men, and the women who love them
Your sexuality and how you honor it are integral parts of your health and the philosophy of ageless living. These are a few new suggested relationship guidelines for men who want to be men, and the women who love them! (formerly entitled “If you want to be my girlfriend…”)
(206 pages; 5.5″ x 8.5″; ISBN: 978-1516905690)
Read more at www.masculinity2.com
Fast & Grow Young™ series
“The Universe is perfect, nature is foolproof, and the body is coded to heal. The concept behind the practice of fasting is simple: allow the body time to rest from the energy-consuming process of digestion and assimilation, in order to activate its healing code and divert all its energy toward reversing and curing illness and ultimately… to rejuvenation.” –Walt Goodridge
Fast & Grow Young™ Products
works by doctors in the field circa time of the writing. …The best on fasting I have come across so far.”–Amazon 5-star reviewOriginally published as Hygienic System Vol III by Herbert Shelton, this reissue, known as Fast & Grow Young, features insight, research and case histories of the remarkable effects fasting has on the human body. The body is, in fact, coded to heal. Fasting allows the body’s digestive system to rest, switch into “repair and removal” mode and begin the natural process of healing that has been encoded within every cell of the body. But there’s more! An extended fast achieves the remarkable: reversal and rejuvenation! Many people never get to experience the dissolution of tumors, the reversal of chronic conditions, the improvement of eyesight, hearing and sense of smell that comes with an extended fast. Discover nature’s simplest, but most profound secret, and how to do it right!
(472 pages; 6″ x 9″; ISBN: 978-1494413798)
Read more at www.fastandgrowyoung.com
The first few days of an extended fast are the most difficult.
Even after you’ve gotten through the first few days, completing an extended fast can be a challenge. One secret success strategy is to have a fasting buddy or fasting coach offering words of encouragement, motivating thoughts to help you overcome the cravings, the fears, the doubts and the urge to simply give up. Even seasoned fasters still experience these challenges. After all, eating is fun!
In this unique audio program you’ll hear my voice coaching you through the process; you’ll hear my suggestions of what to say to yourself; how to frame the challenges each day brings so you can get through; in other words, how to think and fast long!
Pre-order now or join the mailing list below to be notified of its release.
Positive eating is simply the habit of eating real food (Unmodified, raw, enzyme-rich fruits and vegetables eaten in as close to their natural state as possible) at times, in places, in ways and in amounts that optimize its nutritional and therapeutic benefit, activate the body’s dormant healing code and have a positive rather than a negative effect on the body. The period following an extended fast is the perfect opportunity to retrain yourself to eat positively. Your digestive system has been re-set or “rebooted,” and can better optimize the nutritional and healing and rejuvenative benefit of the food you eat. The question, “How shall I begin the new way of eating?” is asked by thousands who first become acquainted with the principles of fasting and right eating. Just how shall they begin? How shall they prepare their new diet? Shall they change to the new diet gradually or abruptly? How much shall they eat? What reactions may they expect? In this unique sequel to Fast & Grow Young, you’ll discover in simple language, the guidelines and suggestions to incorporate new practices into your daily routine. It includes the what, how, why, how much, when and even where to eat, and some simple, easy-to-prepare recipes, too! Even if you never actually do an extended fast, use this book as a handy reference for eating better! This information will help you for the rest of your long, long and enjoyable life! (486 pages; 6″ x 9″; ISBN: 978-1519498144)
Experience the Power of Positive Feeding for your Baby!
The Power of Positive Eating…For Infants is a guide for raising healthy, happy, disease-free children. It includes chapters on prenatal care; how to nourish the feeding mothers; when babies should be born; what, when, how and how much to feed your child (including what foods you should never feed a baby!); building strong teeth; the dangers of having a fat baby; cow’s milk vs mother’s milk; should baby be weaned; regular “crimes” in feeding; feeding children from two to six years; how to determine if your child is healthy; signs of under-nutrition, PLUS a handy reference section for recognizing and treating acute “infectious” diseases of childhood, skin disorders and common disorders of infants & children.
You’ll be amazed at the range and depth of knowledge covered! Use this book as a handy reference for raising your child! This information will help your baby for the rest of his or her long, long and enjoyable life!
(287 pages; 6″ x 9″; ISBN: 978-1519522368)
Read more at www.fastandgrowyoung.com
Everything You Believe…is Wrong™ series
In search of a better belief system.
your life will be like this forever.
Is that good news?”
~ W. Somerset Maugham (Playwright)
Everything You Believe…is Wrong™ Products
“A belief system is a set of ideas about the physical, mental and spiritual components of life, and what you hold to be true about yourself, others, the world you live in, the reason for your existence, and why you are here.”
The purpose of a belief system is to help navigate through life. The reason life can be difficult at times is because everything we’ve been led to believe about ourselves, people, and the world around us is, quite frankly, wrong! See through the deception and take your life in the direction you really want it to go! It’s time go in search of a better belief system! Download the ebook free or order the paperback
(75 pages; 5.5″ x 8.5″; ISBN: 978-1481978224)
The “Living True to Your Self” philosophy explains the unique belief system, and worldview that empowered me to break free, reclaim my power, escape the New York rat race, run off to a tropical island in the Pacific, find my place in the world and live true to my self! Use it to create your own dream life!
(216 pages; 6″ x 9″; ISBN: 978-0983580812)
What the actual facts say about life in America…and the rest of the world
“Something like 8 out of every 10 people just make up statistics on the spot!”
Stop Pulling Numbers Out of Your Ass is a factual, fully researched, sometimes humorous look at current topics that often come up in our everyday conversations; topics about which people have the most–often emotional–opinions, but often the least facts and knowledge! It contains 134 pages of fully-researched, simply-presented facts and information (from well respected and sometimes obscure sources) on a wide range of topics including immigration, unemployment, religion, crime, welfare, racism, gun ownership, politics, science, religion, terrorism and even ebola, that dispel the myths and reveal the truth behind “conventional wisdom” so you’ll never have to suffer through anyone pulling numbers out of their (or somebody else’s) a$$ again! (134pages; 5.5″ x 8.5″; ISBN: 978-1502717542)
Read more at www.passionprofit.com/betterbeliefsystem
“Do not try and bend the spoon, that’s impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth…there is no spoon. Then you will see it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.”–Spoon Boy to Neo
In the classic movie, The Matrix, Neo, while waiting for his first meeting with the Oracle encounters a young boy who appears to be bending a spoon with the power of his mind, but then reveals an unexpected truth about the illusion. Within our modern society, there are many similarly pernicious paradigms and practices–illusions of perception based on faulty premises–that keep us powerless in many aspects of our lives. There IS no Spoon reveals seven of these. Can you handle these truths? In many cases, you will be required to detach yourself enough to realize there is, in fact, no spoon.
Life Rhymes™ series
Life Rhymes™ Products
Life Rhymes are a unique genre of motivational poem I created. They are positive, poetic expressions of the internal dialogue that creates success. They are part affirmation, advice column, inspired observation, proverb, prayer and life lesson all rolled into one! They are meant to guide your thoughts so you see the world differently, interpret life’s situations correctly and make choices that help you reach your highest goals! Between Aug 1997 and Aug 2006, I wrote a brand new, original inspiration EVERY SINGLE WEEK without fail! The 20,000 subscribers to my “Friday Inspiration” email enjoyed what was the longest-running email newsletter on the internet! Now, as a physical keepsake of that special time, you can order the complete collection in paperback form!
(424 pages; 8.5″ x 8″;
“Traffic in the ways of Wow
and leave this world behind
No earthly woes afflict you
when you live from higher mind”
The student of Wow must choose to believe that the course of any event can be altered by thought alone. No Wow can occur without the belief that the seemingly unchangeable laws of reality are subject to change at any moment. The Wow Master knows that things unseen are behind all things that are seen, and that thought is the first cause of circumstance…
(172 pages; 6″ x 9″; ISBN: 978-0962920240)
Read more at www.taoofwow.com
HISTORY WE-WRITE™ series
History We Write
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Don’t wait for the media to RE-write his story!
THIS story must be a WE-write!
“A pre-emptive, crowd-funded, people-produced history book!”
A “WE-write” is simply history written by we the people. More often than not, history is a “RE-write” crafted by those with their own agenda. Well, we the people have an agenda, too. Our agenda is fairness and accuracy.
In a few months, something significant will be happening. American president, Barack Hussein Obama, will be ending his historic two-terms in office as 44th president of the United States of America.
Now, it would be great if Americans lived in a society where such a trivial matter as the color of his skin did not affect how he will be remembered, but unfortunately that society does not yet exist. (150 pages; 8″ x 10″; PAPERBACK ISBN: 978-0983580829;
HARDCOVER ISBN: 978-0983580836
More, plus FREE preview at www.obamalegacybook.com
Best of Saipan™ series
Best of Saipan™ Products
It took a lot of courage for a 25-year-old girl from Wu Xi City in Jiang Shu province, China, who had never flown on a plane, and who had never left home before, to travel 2,000 miles to a foreign country in search of work. It took even more courage to stay once she discovered what life was really like for a factory girl on the island of Saipan in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). This is
the only first-hand account of work and life in the garment factories of Saipan.
(196 pages; 5.5″ x 8.5″; ISBN: 978-0974531342)
Read more at www.saipanfactorygirl.com
Also available in Spanish
A comprehensive guide for moving to, finding a job, working, living or vacationing in the Northern Mariana Islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota!
Where exactly is Saipan? Is it a place I can escape to? Can I retire comfortably there? What taxes will I need to pay? Will I be able to vote in the US elections? Do I need a visa or passport to go there? Find out the truth from current, on-the-ground information not even the CIA website, travel guides, or blogs can reveal! Learn everything you need to know about visa & passport requirements, job opportunities, labor laws, expat communities, pets, churches, schools, gun laws, crime stats, the economy, dating, land ownership and much, much, much more! (162 pages; 7″ x 10″; ISBN: 978-1481277297)
A step-by-step guide for finding opportunity, launching a business and profiting in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
There’s an economic transition happening in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The future is uncertain, but that means opportunity for the savvy entrepreneur. Easy to follow checklists help you start a business; incorporate, get your business license & zoning permit. hire employees; file taxes, and more! Plus: An insiders’ view: Opinions of veteran entrepreneur business owners on the island: What’s needed on these islands; How federalization of Saipan’s immigration and labor will affect the island, and more! (166 pages; 7″ x 10″;
Born in California on December 28th, 1923, Lloyd Glick was a naive
18-year-old boy watching a movie at a theater in downtown Berkeley on Dec 7
1941, when they stopped the movie to announce Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Four months later, with his parents’ signed permission,
he joined the United States Navy. That decision would ultimately land him the position of
Musician Second Class aboard the USS North Carolina
as a member of the ship’s band while it participated in the bombings of Saipan,
Guam, Palau, Pohnpei, and battles throughout World War II’s pivotal Pacific Campaign.
Bugle Boy to Battleship is Lloyd’s fascinating account of his two
years at sea, as well as his return to visit the
island of Saipan 70 years later.
Bugle Boy to Battleship includes the actual emails
that also tell the story of the unique relationship between Lloyd and his “tour guide”
–an author living on Saipan–who became inspired by their
correspondence to help Lloyd document his story for this and future
Author, local photographers and visiting tourists team up to create a photo book capturing the beauty, culture and lifestyle of contemporary Saipan! 100 pages; 8″ x 10″; PAPERBACK ISBN: 978-1493736379
On the night of Sunday, August 2, 2015, Typhoon Soudelor made landfall on the island of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Though officially recorded as a “Category 5-equivalent super typhoon,” speculation continues that Soudelor’s winds far exceeded this category. Cars and even trucks were overturned, and it was later discovered that the wind speed recording equipment was destroyed during the storm; the highest speed recorded before the failure was 180 miles per hour. At the time, it was the most powerful storm to make landfall…ever…anywhere that year.
The eye of a storm is a roughly circular region of mostly calm weather, typically 30-65 km (20-40 miles) in diameter, located at the center of strong tropical cyclones. It is surrounded by the eyewall, a ring of towering thunderstorms where the most severe weather occurs. Soudelor’s core (the eye and eyewall) was smaller than the island. That’s why the devastation on Saipan was so intense, and why the neighboring island of Tinian, only two miles away, was virtually untouched by the storm.
Riza Ramos, her husband Ferdinand, and two children survived the devastation of that typhoon at point during which they were actually outside and unsheltered. Drinking Seawater is that story. However there is more…
A visitor’s guide to fantastic facts, tantalizing trivia, startling statistics, dramatic diaries and hair-raising history from America’s most colorful island territory!
It’s true! There’s just something about Saipan, but how can you explain it all to friends and family back home? To really understand, they’d need to know a bit about Chamorro and Carolinian history, and the colonial eras, and WWII, and the CW (Contract Worker) Program, and the garment factories, and… oh, forget it, it’ll take too long! Well, now there’s a solution: hand them a copy of There’s Something About Saipan! A visitor’s guide to fantastic facts, tantalizing trivia, startling statistics, dramatic diaries and hair-raising history from America’s most colorful island territory!
Read more at www.cnmitourism.com