SOURCE: The Portfolio Marketing Group

November 11, 2016 16:34 ET

Looking for an Election Escape? Move to Paradise (Or At Least Read About It)

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 11, 2016) - As the world absorbs the upset victory in Tuesday's election, those wishing to escape the results may be inspired by reading one couple's journey that culminated with a one-way ticket to paradise. Published earlier this year and officially launched at the first book signing only days before the election, "One Way Ticket: From America to Anguilla" is available on Amazon in the US, Canada and Europe.

Anguilla is a spectacularly beautiful island in the British Caribbean with 33 powdery beaches, over 100 delicious places to eat, and an array of accommodations from beach easy to ultra-luxe: all just a short ferry ride from countless nonstop options to Princess Juliana Airport in Sint Maarten.

The book chronicles the challenges and tantalizing progress toward leaving for paradise on a one-way ticket, following the decision to move from the fast-paced intensity of living in Somerset County, New Jersey, to Anguilla, British Caribbean. The author, Melinda K. M. Goddard, and her husband Terry, refer to the experience as, "building a new villa, and a new life."

The memoir was officially launched at a book-signing event hosted on the island by the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association on November 3, 2016. When asked, Goddard explained, "I wrote One Way Ticket to answer so many who asked what it was like to leave America for Anguilla -- forever. It's an invitation to visit Anguilla, to escape to paradise even for a few days, and to take along a good book for the trip." She also noted that she hoped the book would be a tangible memento for visitors to the island to share with others as gifts and as a classic book for the beach or the plane; thus, it is not currently available as an e-book or planned to be at this time.

Following Tuesday's election, the author and full-time resident of Anguilla added, "Now that leaving America may feel more like a goal than a fantasy for so many people, they may be happy to know there are quite a few magnificent villas and a robust real estate sector in Anguilla, as well!"

About the author: From the day Melinda met him, her husband Terry said he wanted to live in the Caribbean. Eventually, she achieved her career goals in the vast pharmaceuticals industry, and he had driven a devices company across forty quarters of double-digit growth to acquisition by a Fortune 300 company. It was time to pursue their Caribbean dream -- and moving to a wired island with a nearby international airport allowed them to keep working with their US and European clients -- and walk a perfect beach every morning. Melinda graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California, where she also obtained her MBA. She assumed increasing sales, training, and marketing responsibilities in the healthcare sector before establishing her consultancy in 2001. Since making the island their home, they have enjoyed every facet of life in Anguilla and been welcomed into more families and embraced more friendships than they ever thought possible.

About the book: Melinda K. M. Goddard "One Way Ticket: From America to Anguilla." (Watercolours, Anguilla, 2016); 306 pps. Available on Amazon for $17.99 and at Signed copies are available on-island in select boutiques for $21.50.

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