Spark Your Dream Book Review – Candelaria and Herman Zapp

Adventure travel where Dreams come true! A true life story where dreams are fulfilled and we are inspired to conquer our own.

Are you ready for a life changing adventure? If so, then please do as the back cover of this ‘nothing short of a gift’ book invites you to do ‘Come on, get in!’ and enjoy the ride, as you witness, dreams come true.

The authors of Spark Your Dream Candelaria and Herman Zapp are an ordinary, or some may say extraordinary, couple who take us with them on their adventure travel from Argentina to Alaska, a journey of 42,063 miles, in a 1928 car with wooden wheels!

No highways or byways for this couple, no they travel into the very heart of communities and in so doing are invited into the home and hearts of over 800 ordinary, or some may say extraordinary, families and individuals.

Thousands and thousands of lives are touched and thousands upon thousands of hands extended in encouragement and practical support towards the realization of more than one of their dreams come true.

Read their book, live their dream and in the living of theirs, you may find your own life transformed to the point where you begin to realize and live the reality of your own dreams!

There is much I could say here about this book, it is so abundantly rich in wisdom, suffice to say Spark Your Dream shines light on the very core essence of humanity, our goodness, our greatness. It is a revelation and celebration of humanity, unity, giving, courage, love!  I couldn’t put it down, devouring the contents from cover to cover.

… if you let your heart lead you, you will never go the wrong way.  Listen to it always.  Better than anyone it knows about dreams, of love.  The cold mind thinks; instead, your warm heart feels …

The final page of the book is numbered Page 410, for four hundred and ten pages I was spell bound, yet it is the 10 pages, unnumbered that follow these 410 pages, combined with Candelaria and Herman Zapp that have irrevocably enhanced my life in ways that will continue to unfold indefinitely.

Thank you Candelaria and Herman Zapp and the thousands of others who, via this true life story, and your authenticity have inspired and expanded my life, beyond anything I could have imagined.

In time, inspired by this story, I know I will be sharing my dreams come true and I invite those of you who read Spark Your Dream and are equally inspired, to do the same, to share your dreams come true with us here at Dubamboo.

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1 Herman Zapp March 10, 2010 at 11:13 am

Dear Marie
Someone show us what you wrotte about the book…. and you touched our heart…. so , so thank you for your words, we are so happy that you enjoyed so much the book plus we are so happy we were able to share it with you.
The best and biggest sourprise that the book brought us was…. so many friends.
All our love.

2 Dubamboo May 25, 2010 at 11:00 am

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I am very honoured that the post has helped you a lot in your college assignment. : ) x

3 Art Tibaldo December 16, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Dec. 16 2010
Just want to let you know that I’ve met Zapp couple last night in Baguio City (Philippines) and they were truly amazing. Their family life story must be really interesting and I encourage folks to buy their “Spark Your Dream” book.
I also wanted to be part of their dream hence, I’ve posted images of them in the web album that I’ve created for them.


4 Dubamboo February 4, 2011 at 7:31 am

Hi Art, Wow!! lucky you to actually meet the Zapp’s in person, yes that definately would have been an amazing experience. They set such a wonderful precedence for others to not only believe in, but achieve their dreams. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment, we so very much appreciate and enjoy that and would like to wish you all the very best in the realization of your own dreams. Ramah

5 jeonel jane bacabac February 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I was so lucky to meet them personally. Patrick introduced me to mr. zapp while we were sailing.. after our long travel, i failed to see them again. i was so disapointed and frustrated to myself.. God Bless Zapp Family! twas great oppurtunity to meet you.. it reallly means alot!=)

6 Dubamboo February 14, 2011 at 8:14 am

Thank you for leaving a comment I can feel your excitement at meeting this amazing couple. That is so wonderful. I never met them in person however Herman Zapp did leave a comment on our Book Review of Spark Your Dream, so we too feel very fortunate and blessed. Thank you again for your comment that we appreciate very much.

7 Stokkie Brink September 18, 2012 at 1:37 am

We came upon them today in the Kruger National Park where their car had a flat tyre. We talked to them but did not realize who they were. We came to our camp and googled them and came upon this beautiful story. Candalaria was walking around the car with books that is probably their life story. We want to kick our butts for not buying their book there and then. Good luck to them and their 3 children.

8 Dubamboo September 20, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Thank you for leaving your comments on our site we love to hear from you especially that you actually met this amazing family. I’ve had the joy of reading about their travels and adventures, never actually meeting them in person though. That would have been amazing for you, thank you so much for sharing. Yes if you had bought their book at that time I’m sure they would have signed it for you. You can purchase it through our site if your haven’t already, unfortunately not signed.
It was lovely to hear from you and we thank you for taking the time to comment for our and others enjoyment. Ramah

9 Rob McIntyre September 18, 2014 at 8:10 pm

I met Herman and family in Arusha at a shopping centre, I have always had a love for vintage cars and was inspired by these incredible people that continue to not only realize their dreams but also conquer their fears
That same night I was staying with a friend in Arusha and in came that same vintage car with the zapp family to stay also. The next day we swopped contacts and Herman said he would contact me when he finally gets to Kenya . Cande called me a few days ago to say they had lost my contact but managed to get it through the Nairobi network. Currently this amazing vehicle is in the chequered flag workshop in karen getting serviced together with a complete body re spray under the supervision of Peter young and they have been invited to enter the concourse delegance next weekend
Good luck as I know they will win the hearts of all at the concourse !!!!!

10 Dubamboo January 4, 2015 at 7:37 am

Hi Rob, Oh Wow how awesome for you and yes what a truly amazing and humble family the Zapp’s that they took the time to track you down and make contact when they had lost your contact details. I loved the update you provided on our site, thank you so much. Apologies that a busy year prevented me from seeing and responding to your comment earlier. Their story is riveting so inspiring. A must read for anyone looking to find inspiration to follow and achieve their own dreams and goals in life.

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