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This book is 102 short chapters about a trip through Central and South America – part travel book, part pop history, part comic memoir.

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The Wonder Trail goes through Mexico City, ancient Mayan ruins, the jungles and coffee plantations and remote beaches of Central America, across the Panama Canal, by sea to Colombia, to the wild Easter celebration of Popayán, to the Amazon rainforest, the Inca sites of Cuzco and Machu Picchu, to the Galápagos Islands, the Atacama Desert of Chile, and down to the jagged and wind-worn land of Patagonia at the very end of the Western Hemisphere.

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My plan was to

  • discover the weird, wonderful, and absurd in Central and South America
  • meet interesting people
  • learn about this part of the world
  • report back

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Preorder a copy here..  That link will take you to Penguin Random House’s page for the book, where you will find a link to the book on Amazon or IndieBound where you can order it to your local independent bookstore.

The Wonder Trail