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Travel, well done, tells the story of life

Vision Travel, well done, tells the  story of Life 

Mission  To publish high-quality writing marked by significant journey, outwards or inwards or both.


 

 

Soon to be published

 

We are delighted to announce the launch, in October 2018, of Ben Batchelder’s My World Book 1: Hitching the Globe on $10 a Day


My World Book 1 coverThis is the author’s third work to be published in four years. It is a travel memoir, recounting an era when hitchhiking was less dangerous, the Iron Curtain a steely barrier, and the dollar went much further than now. 

Here, he drives his two-wheel drive station wagon into the Amazon, on the notoriously dangerous Belém-Brasília highway, and back along Brazil’s endless Atlantic Coast, on roads few if any Brazilians brave. Hence the need for such a ferocious breed as Labrador: for protection.

Along the way, humorous encounters with countless locals help him to plumb Brazilian culture and history, in many aspects the flip-side of the American experience, and reveal how he fell in love with Brazil’s beguiling warmth in the first place – along with black Labs.

 

Fresh out of college, Batchelder despairs of his first career, chaotic life, and diseased family. When an invitation to Europe falls into the depths of a New York winter, he grabs at the chance to renew himself.

 

Abandoning it all, including family with the threat never to return, he crosses the Atlantic and begins an odyssey, traveling ever-east on a shoe-string and a hope.                

It is a tale of a young man losing his innocence, awakening politically, falling in love, and finding the support, and resourcefulness, to pull through the most dangerous miles of his life.

 

 

A short trailer to launch My World Book 1: Hitching the Globe on $10 a Day, which ponders at what cost comes such freedom?

 My World Book launch trailer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

For more: www.benbatchelder.com/world 



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Previously published

 

We are glad to highlight the launch, in 2015, of Ben Batchelder’s To Belém & Back: Backroads Brazil with my Black Lab.


To Belém & Back cover

Batchelder abandons a cozy corporate career and, instead of returning to the U.S. like a normal re-pat, moves deep into the interior of Brazil.                                                                                                                                                              

Here, he drives his two-wheel drive station wagon into the Amazon, on the notoriously dangerous Belém-Brasília highway, and back along Brazil’s endless Atlantic Coast, on roads few if any Brazilians brave. Hence the need for such a ferocious breed as Labrador: for protection.                                                                                            


Along the way, humorous encounters with countless locals help him to plumb Brazilian culture and history, in many aspects the flip-side of the American experience, and reveal how he fell in love with Brazil’s beguiling warmth in the first place – along with black Labs.
 

  

 

Watch a short trailer to launch To Belém & Back, a travel adventure in which Man & Dog explore a love affair with Brazil, where emotional and physical attachments are fraught with risk.                                                           

To Belém & Back trailer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

For more: www.backroadsbrazil.com                                                                                                                                     

For purchase options, click here                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


Also previously published

 

Borderlands USA: or, How to Protect the Country by Car, also by Ben Batchelder

 

When 9/11 struck, Batchelder was living overseas.  Dumbfounded, he wondered: How could he help?

After leaving his marriage and overseas career, he returns to the U.S. with an outlandish plan: to protect the country by car, driving a silver-plated VW Beetle as close to the remote borders as possible, without getting arrested. 

Along the way he gets to know his beloved country again and meets many unheralded borderlanders, whose stories of hard work, patriotism, and perseverance go well beyond the usual headlines.  Instead, he finds that the nation’s edges reveal much about its core – and in the process comes home to an overwhelming sense of gratitude.

 

After leaving his marriage and overseas career, he returns to the U.S. with an outlandish plan: to protect the country by car, driving a silver-plated VW Beetle as close to the remote borders as possible, without getting arrested. 

 

Along the way he gets to know his beloved country again and meets many unheralded borderlanders, whose stories of hard work, patriotism, and perseverance go well beyond the usual headlines.  Instead, he finds that the nation’s edges reveal much about its core – and in the process comes home to a place of of gratitude.

 

Instead, he finds that the nation’s edges reveal much about its core – while coming home to a place of gratitude.

 

A two minute trailer to launch Borderlands USA 

 

For more: www.borderlandsusa.com

 

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Borderlands USA cover