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


 

 

Just Published

 

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


Batchelder abandoned a cozy corporate career and, instead of returning to the U.S. like a normal re-pat, moved 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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

For more: www.backroadsbrazil.com



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Recently published

 

Borderlands USA: or, How to Protect the Country by Car, also by new author 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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