Chile

Andrew McCarthy's "The Longest Way Home"
Austria

Andrew McCarthy

Is it possible to write a whole a book like a Roxette song, and if it is, should you read it?

Andrew McCarthy is an American actor, a recovering alcoholic, a divorced father and a dude who is about to get married again. But he’s also a restless travel writer. So when his new marriage looms at…

Karl Bushby's "Giant Steps"
Alaska

Karl Bushby

Who in their right mind would have thought it was possible to cross the Bering Strait on foot?

in the late 1990s, Karl Bushby, a former paratrooper from Britain, sets out to do something extraordinary – he decides to walk all the way from Southern Chile to his home in Hull, England. So he flies down to Patagonia, walks to Central America, swims through the Darién Gap, gets a trolley built, continues on to Alaska and does some more swimming and wading – this time through the Bering Strait…

Michael Wigge's "To The End Of The World, Without Any Money"
Antarctica

Michael Wigge

Is this book trivial and fun, or is it just plain boring?

In the mid-2000s, Michael Wigge, a young German TV-host, wants to go to Antarctica – without spending any money. He sets out from Germany, gets a free ride on a ship from Belgium to Canada, and from there slowly makes his way south…