The voyage is the subject of the first chapter of Mary Jane’s first book, A Maverick Traveller.
Mary Jane was bitten by the travel bug after her junk voyage, and by a desire to explore the world. Acquiring a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political studies (and failing a diploma in journalism) along the way, Mary Jane also soon found herself a trained observer of local political, historical and cultural scenes.
Mary Jane likes to travel with no real plans and decides where to see next when she gets there. She likes to explore the culture and history of places that are off the beaten track as well as places that are well known, and to talk to the local people.