South America

Nicole Roetheli's - "Nicole's Diary: Running the World... Losing Our Marbles"
4.3

Nicole Roetheli

Is this in any way comparable to the works of Ella Maillart?

remember Serge Roetheli, the guy who fabulously ran around the world and wrote a book about it? Well, Nicole Roetheli is his wife, and she kept him company on her motorcycle during the trip. This is the book she wrote, which is supposed to tell the story from her perspective. Obviously, we are reminded of Ella Maillart and Peter Fleming, both of whom were very good writers…

Serge Roetheli's - "The 25,000 Mile Love Story"
4.8

Serge Roetheli

How can a book about a man running around the whole world be so… bad?

we’re in 1997, and Swiss Athlete Serge Roetheli has just returned from running all the way from South America to Alaska. He was accompanied by his wife on a motorcycle, and now that this “American Challenge” is now behind them, they decide to embark on a world tour…

Andrew McCarthy's "The Longest Way Home"
3.8

Andrew McCarthy

Listen to your heart.

In the early 2010s, American actor Andrew McCarthy decides to get married a second time. The problem is that besides being an actor, he’s also a travel writer and a bit restless…

Gregor Sieböck's "Wanderer Of Worlds"
5.8

Gregor Sieböck

Bono sucks.

In the early 2000s, Gregor Sieböck, a banker from Austria, decides to walk around the world in order to promote environmentalism…

Heinz Helfgen's "I'm Cycling Around The World"
5.5

Heinz Helfgen

The modern traveler.

In 1946, Heinz Helfgen, a former journalist from Germany turned Wehrmacht soldier comes from a POW camp, only to find out that things are pretty bad at home, especially money-wise…

Karl Bushby's "Giant Steps"
6

Karl Bushby

Not just a tough cookie.

In the late 1990s, Karl Bushby, a former paratrooper from Britain, sets out to do something extraordinary…

Thomas Kohnstamm's "Do Travel Writers Go To Hell"
4.8

Thomas Kohnstamm

Mediocre gonzo.

In 2004, Thomas Kohnstamm, a wall street guy in his twenties, accepts a new job offer: to write a travel guide about Brazil for The Lonely Planet…