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Author Daniel Seddiqui Book Launch: “Jammin’ through the South” July 5 & 6

July 5 @ 5:30 pm - July 6 @ 6:30 pm

A photo of author Daniel Seddiqui holding a camera.

A Talk with Daniel Seddiqui 
Friday, July 5 | 5:30 p.m. ET
The Shelby Room at The Bristol Hotel
115 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201
RSVP  TO THE TALK HERE

Daniel Seddiqui Book Signing
Saturday, July 6 | 1:00  – 3:00 p.m. ET
The Atrium at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum
101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201
RSVP TO THE SIGNING HERE 

Daniel Seddiqui has been on many roads, every road for that matter, and he’s launching his new immersive travel book series with Schiffer Publishing, covering hyperlocal themes and brands of every region of America. In conjunction with Daniel completing the U.S. map in the Tri-Cities, he will launch the first release of this series, “Jammin’ through the South” in Historic Downtown Bristol, the birthplace of country music!

Two events will be held in Daniels honor. On Friday, July 5 at 5:30 p.m. Daniel will give a talk about his travels in The Shelby Room at The Bristol Hotel. On Saturday, July 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Daniel will sing copies of his book in the atrium at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. His book will be available for sale at The Museum Store during Saturday’s event only.

There is no cost to attend either event, but please RSVP above to either or both events if you plan to be there.

Daniel Seddiqui is a multi-time international bestselling author, inspiring keynote speaker, and educational and travel entrepreneur. His unwavering curiosity and love of people has led him to become the “Most Traveled Person in American History,” discovering the country in uncharted ways that focus on various career, cultures, and environments. He’s widely known for working 50 Jobs in 50 States, becoming an inspiration to millions that suffer economic hardship and self-identity. He’s appeared on countless international media outlets, such as CNN, Fox News,
Psychology Today, TIME, Inc., MSNBC, NPR, Today Show, World News Tonight, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today….and many others.

His presentations speak to those yearning for growth and discovery and want to lead with purpose and impact. Daniel’s message is an example of perseverance, risk-taking, adaptability, networking, and endurance.

The Most Traveled Person of America and Bestselling Author Hits Every Pinpoint on the U.S. Map with Visit to the Tri-Cities

One might call him the real-life version of Where’s Waldo and for good reason, having traveled 50 states well over 20 times. From Bangor, Maine and Bellingham, Washington to Fort Myers, Florida and Chula Vista, California, and thousands of cities between, Daniel Seddiqui is set to visit the last pinpoint on the U.S. Map, the Tri-Cities (Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City). He suggests “being titled the Most Traveled Person of America isn’t fully deserved unless the soles of my shoes pound every inch of pavement.”

Over the span of three decades, Daniel Seddiqui (41) doesn’t travel for the sake of visiting a place, but rather to be in a place.  During the recession, when he chose to work 50 Jobs in 50 States, he wanted to be that coal miner burrowing into mines of West Virginia and return home to rinse off the dust, or that morning show weatherman preparing slides forecasting the weather for the Cleveland community, and that cowboy buckling up his belt and tipping his hat as a rodeo announcer in South Dakota. When Daniel decided to study the country’s problem-plagued communities, he wanted to address the issues first-hand by running side-by-side with the most obese town preparing for a 5k road race in Mississippi and to strain his back hovering over green peppers to pick with migrant fieldworkers in California or mentoring youth at an after-school program in southside Chicago.
When he felt the country in its deepest divide, Daniel wanted to thread through all walks of life by exploring their greatest passions through cultural events and pastimes, like learning the meaning behind song lyrics while singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Utah and shooting archery with members of the Cherokee Nation using handcrafted bows in Oklahoma and playing tug-of-war with his teeth at a Scandinavian festival in North Dakota.
Most recently, Daniel was inspired by our nation’s creative thinkers and doers, learning about the origins of America’s iconic symbols. He had the opportunity to glass bend neon signs in Las Vegas, tie rope into Navy knots in Virginia Beach, press vinyl records in Cleveland, spray graffiti in New York City, pour latte art in Seattle, and weave sweetgrass baskets in Charleston.  All these journeys shaped Daniel’s understanding of America, a vision that he calls Living the Map, and his work has been an inspiration to those in economic hardship, cultural crisis, and searching for a deeper purpose.

He’s been gazing at maps for over 30 years every chance he gets.  What started as a hobby of a little kid sparked by a wandering mind, turned into a life of immersive experiences with strangers, developing commonality through shared moments, learning about life in the rural pockets to the inner cities. Daniel attributes not just curiosity to exploring the map but embracing rejection.  After graduating from college, he endured an unprecedented number of job interview rejections, leaving him in a desperate circumstance and no choice other than being fearless to try something new.  He says, “destinations are never cut and dry, never a direct line and those roads reflect our life’s curves, yields, and undulations. Much of the road is unrecognizable and that’s what makes life a journey.  We can’t predict our fate, but we must learn to embrace the road ahead.”

Learn more about Daniel and his travels at LivingtheMap.com.

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July 5 @ 5:30 pm
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July 6 @ 6:30 pm
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A photo of author Daniel Seddiqui holding a camera.

A Talk with Daniel Seddiqui 
Friday, July 5 | 5:30 p.m. ET
The Shelby Room at The Bristol Hotel
115 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201
RSVP  TO THE TALK HERE

Daniel Seddiqui Book Signing
Saturday, July 6 | 1:00  – 3:00 p.m. ET
The Atrium at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum
101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201
RSVP TO THE SIGNING HERE 

Daniel Seddiqui has been on many roads, every road for that matter, and he’s launching his new immersive travel book series with Schiffer Publishing, covering hyperlocal themes and brands of every region of America. In conjunction with Daniel completing the U.S. map in the Tri-Cities, he will launch the first release of this series, “Jammin’ through the South” in Historic Downtown Bristol, the birthplace of country music!

Two events will be held in Daniels honor. On Friday, July 5 at 5:30 p.m. Daniel will give a talk about his travels in The Shelby Room at The Bristol Hotel. On Saturday, July 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Daniel will sing copies of his book in the atrium at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. His book will be available for sale at The Museum Store during Saturday’s event only.

There is no cost to attend either event, but please RSVP above to either or both events if you plan to be there.

Daniel Seddiqui is a multi-time international bestselling author, inspiring keynote speaker, and educational and travel entrepreneur. His unwavering curiosity and love of people has led him to become the “Most Traveled Person in American History,” discovering the country in uncharted ways that focus on various career, cultures, and environments. He’s widely known for working 50 Jobs in 50 States, becoming an inspiration to millions that suffer economic hardship and self-identity. He’s appeared on countless international media outlets, such as CNN, Fox News,
Psychology Today, TIME, Inc., MSNBC, NPR, Today Show, World News Tonight, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today….and many others.

His presentations speak to those yearning for growth and discovery and want to lead with purpose and impact. Daniel’s message is an example of perseverance, risk-taking, adaptability, networking, and endurance.

The Most Traveled Person of America and Bestselling Author Hits Every Pinpoint on the U.S. Map with Visit to the Tri-Cities

One might call him the real-life version of Where’s Waldo and for good reason, having traveled 50 states well over 20 times. From Bangor, Maine and Bellingham, Washington to Fort Myers, Florida and Chula Vista, California, and thousands of cities between, Daniel Seddiqui is set to visit the last pinpoint on the U.S. Map, the Tri-Cities (Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City). He suggests “being titled the Most Traveled Person of America isn’t fully deserved unless the soles of my shoes pound every inch of pavement.”

Over the span of three decades, Daniel Seddiqui (41) doesn’t travel for the sake of visiting a place, but rather to be in a place.  During the recession, when he chose to work 50 Jobs in 50 States, he wanted to be that coal miner burrowing into mines of West Virginia and return home to rinse off the dust, or that morning show weatherman preparing slides forecasting the weather for the Cleveland community, and that cowboy buckling up his belt and tipping his hat as a rodeo announcer in South Dakota. When Daniel decided to study the country’s problem-plagued communities, he wanted to address the issues first-hand by running side-by-side with the most obese town preparing for a 5k road race in Mississippi and to strain his back hovering over green peppers to pick with migrant fieldworkers in California or mentoring youth at an after-school program in southside Chicago.
When he felt the country in its deepest divide, Daniel wanted to thread through all walks of life by exploring their greatest passions through cultural events and pastimes, like learning the meaning behind song lyrics while singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Utah and shooting archery with members of the Cherokee Nation using handcrafted bows in Oklahoma and playing tug-of-war with his teeth at a Scandinavian festival in North Dakota.
Most recently, Daniel was inspired by our nation’s creative thinkers and doers, learning about the origins of America’s iconic symbols. He had the opportunity to glass bend neon signs in Las Vegas, tie rope into Navy knots in Virginia Beach, press vinyl records in Cleveland, spray graffiti in New York City, pour latte art in Seattle, and weave sweetgrass baskets in Charleston.  All these journeys shaped Daniel’s understanding of America, a vision that he calls Living the Map, and his work has been an inspiration to those in economic hardship, cultural crisis, and searching for a deeper purpose.

He’s been gazing at maps for over 30 years every chance he gets.  What started as a hobby of a little kid sparked by a wandering mind, turned into a life of immersive experiences with strangers, developing commonality through shared moments, learning about life in the rural pockets to the inner cities. Daniel attributes not just curiosity to exploring the map but embracing rejection.  After graduating from college, he endured an unprecedented number of job interview rejections, leaving him in a desperate circumstance and no choice other than being fearless to try something new.  He says, “destinations are never cut and dry, never a direct line and those roads reflect our life’s curves, yields, and undulations. Much of the road is unrecognizable and that’s what makes life a journey.  We can’t predict our fate, but we must learn to embrace the road ahead.”

Learn more about Daniel and his travels at LivingtheMap.com.

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Date:
July 5
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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