A new collection of bibles: guide books for 13 countries (Drive Day 1 minus 14 years, 3 days)

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I am sacrificing precious Avion cabinet space to make room for a stack of second-hand Lonely Planets and Moon Guides and splurging on expensive, new and even fatter Central and South American Handbooks.

Milwaukee, WI: photo by Gary Geboy

It feels almost disloyal, this sudden devotion to the crowd-sourced wisdom of travelers I’ve never met. I already have an original source of information: my mother’s journal and my father’s collection of maps and 35 mm color slides from the first road trip down the Pan American journey. It is their parting gift to me and Gary; the equivalent of a precious family heirloom.


Follow this bonus-material blog and ride along on a one-year road trip that inspired the memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan American Highway. On sale now. Get yours through the buy-the-book links at the bottom of the landing page on my teresabrucebooks.com website or here or here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa.

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