Life was good. My wife and I still liked each other after many years of marriage. We had our health, well-paid jobs, and lived in our dream house. Our two children were good students who participated in wholesome, extracurricular activities.

When my wife suggested we hit pause to take a year-long trip it was easy to agree. But when she purchased a Volkswagen camper van and announced we would be driving to Mexico and Central America, I felt compelled, as a responsible parent and mostly-mature adult, to ask a few more questions. Was it safe? Could we afford it? Would our children spend their adult lives in therapy because we had forced them to spend a year in close proximity in our tiny house on wheels?

This book doesn’t answer all of these questions, but it does tell the tale of how the year that ruined our lives turned out to be the best year we had ever had.

The book has inspired me to ruin my life, and left me with a craving for grilled meat. VANAMOS!

Lori Greene, author

If you’ve ever dreamed of chucking it all, or just want to read about someone who did (with the planning skills of a tax attorney, of course)…read this book!

Lindsey, USA, March 2022
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The book is well written. Insightful, reflective and humorous. I was surprised to learn that a publishing house hadn’t marketed the book – I’ve read a lot of travel writing and this is a very good read.

Michael, USA, April 2022
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