Monkeys on the Road


Monkeys on the Road

One family’s vanlife adventure south in search of a simpler life

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First Place Book Award

First Place Award

Non-Fiction > Travel > Adventure & Destinations


After a decade in the corporate rat race, Mary was ready for a change. Too much stress and not enough time with her family left her feeling that her priorities were all wrong. So she and her husband hatched a crazy plan to change their lives… They quit their jobs, pulled their six-year-old daughter out of school, and moved into an old camper van to drive to the southernmost tip of the world! What followed were three-and-a-half years of heartwarming personal encounters, breathtaking wilderness campsites, and occasionally terrifying situations. Surrounded by an angry mob in Mexico, threatened by exploding batteries in Colombia, caught up in a political revolution in Bolivia – they grew closer as a family as they navigated through adversity. But what stuck with them the most was the endless generosity of the local people, from whom they learned invaluable lessons about happiness and priorities. Join them in this heartwarming read about a family trying to find their place in the world.