Thirty thousand miles driving from the USA to South America with a 6-year-old kid in a camper van. Will they make it?
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.
They pulled their six-year-old daughter out of school.
And they moved into an old camper van to attempt a 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.
Will they survive whale sharks, police searches, and volunteering in local schools? What happens when COVID hits?
Find out in this heartwarming read about a family trying to find their place in the world.
Monkeys on the Road is an incredible travel memoir that will take its readers on a moving, entertaining, and memorable journey from the USA to South America. The author, Mary Hollendoner will share her journey of traveling with her husband and young daughter and it makes for an eye-opening journey that will entertain and captivate you from the very start! I have read many travel memoirs, but none like Monkeys on the Road. This is because this book emphasizes the importance of family and travel and how important it is to make memories and not get caught in the grind of daily life. For this reason and many more, it is not only a wonderful travel book but also an inspiring one that makes you rethink your own life and hopefully inspires you to have an adventure of your own!
That is why I already have to recommend this incredible book! Monkeys on the Road has fast become a favorite travel memoir of mine thanks to the author’s story, inspiration, and heart laced throughout the book that kept me hooked and entertained. If you are a reader, however, who needs more convincing, then continue to read to learn about Monkeys on the Road!
Monkeys on the Road is written by Mary Hollendoner, and wow what a stellar story she has written! In Monkeys on the Road, Mary will take her readers on a three-year trip from the USA to South America with her husband and six-year-old daughter. Mary shares how she and her husband were ready for a change after realizing they worked too much and didn’t spend enough time together as a family. This led the couple to quit their jobs, take their daughter out of school, and move into a camper van for an adventure! Mary shares all that happened along the way, which includes many heartfelt but also scary moments! As well as incredible insight and wisdom into traveling through South America as well as camper van travel in general and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Monkeys on the Road!
Mary Hollendoner is an exceptional author and an incredible person for writing her book and sharing her story with us readers. Stories are meant to be shared, and Mary’s story was, and I truly believe that it will help many readers realize the importance of family and traveling and making memories together. That is why I adore Mary for writing her book as it will help others as she is brazen and honest with her literature and spoke to her readers as if they know her, it made for a personal reading experience like no other and I am so happy to have read Monkeys on the Road!
Not only is Mary Hollendoner incredible for writing her book and sharing her story, but she also is for the beautiful literature laced throughout her travel memoir. Travel memoirs, in my opinion, only work if the author in question is descriptive, honest, and is able to transport the reader effortlessly from place to place, and Mary most certainly accomplished this with Monkeys on the Road. Mary Hollendoner wrote her story perfectly, describing all the places she visited, so the reader felt as if they were there right beside her and her family on their travels, and it made for an incredible reading experience.
Overall, Monkeys on the Road is an incredible, captivating, and poignant travel memoir with meaningful messages and lessons laced throughout, and that is why I have to award Monkeys on the Road five stars! So be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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