Three local travel authors will share tales and photos from 33,000 miles of camping, cooking and close calls during a free event at University Place Pierce County Library, 3609 Market Place W., Suite 100, on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m.
Meet authors/adventure travelers Jared McCaffree, Jessica Mans and Kobus Mans, digital nomads who took working remotely to a whole new level along the Pan-American Highway.
In October 2011, the authors left their home in Seattle and headed south. They not only reached their goal of driving to Patagonia and spending the night in Antarctica, but continued north and ended their trip in Rio de Janeiro. Based on their positive experiences, they wrote “Don’t Go There. It’s Not Safe. You’ll Die: And Other More Rational Advice for Overlanding Mexico and Central America.”
The travelers cooked good food, every day, with local ingredients, in a basic camp kitchen. They have published a cookbook for travelers, as well as home chefs curious about Latin American recipes and new ideas for grilling: “Forks in the Road: Recipes from Overlanding the Pan-American Highway.”
Books will be available for purchase and signing. Friends of the University Place Library sponsor this free event.
While driving the Pan-American Highway, the authors:
Toured 17 countries in 19 months between Seattle and Ushuaia, Argentina.
Drove 33,000 miles and burned 1,900 gallons of gas.
Spent more than 350 days tent camping in 190 different locations.
Took 13,000 photos, published 2 books and wrote 300 blog posts.