Today, I'm excited to share the release of a free eBook, Celebrating Latin America at Ground Level (click link to view/save).
Compiled by Steven Roll of the Travelojos blog, Celebrating Latin America at Ground Level includes 29 first-hand accounts of what it's like to travel and live in Central and South America.
Each story is about 250 words in length, so they're the perfect escape when you need a break from work or school, however each is packed with vivid language and lessons learned. Experiences from Mexico to Argentina are covered, and almost everywhere in between.
The eBook kicks off with Lauren Quinn's experience traveling abroad for the first time, to Colombia of all places! Followed by Ernest White's humorous observations of life in Caracas on a typical Sunday. A few of my blogging buddies also contributed, including Ayngelina Brogan and Abby Tegnelia.
My contribution, entitled Salsa (p. 28), was inspired by a typical Saturday night out in a Colombian discoteca this past July. It's the kind of experience I had early on last year that lead me to want to spend 6 months out of every 12 based here in Medellin.
It's free, and it's awesome, so check out Celebrating Latin America at Ground Level for yourself right now.
And don't be shy, share this link or ebook with friends, family and coworkers too!
Contributors, listed in the order they appear in the book:
Laura Quinn (Lonely Girl Travels ) Travel
Ernest White (Fly Brother) Travel
Kelly McLaughlin (Cancún Canuck) Mexico
David Miller (Matador, Operating on Stoke) Patagonia
Conner Gory (Here is Havana) Cuba
Eileen Smith (Bearshapedsphere), Chile & Travel in general
Ayngelina Brogan (Bacon is Magic) Latin America
Nicholas Gill (New World Review) Travel
Carlo Alcos (Matador, Vagabonderz) Travel
Steven Roll (Travel Ojos ) Mexico
Jim Johnston (Mexico City DF and Live on Arrival) Mexico
Rebecca Smith Hurd (All About Puebla) Mexico
Mark Francis (Guate Living) Guatemala
Katie Alley (Seashells & Sunflowers) Argentina
Ben Box (South American Handbook)
Abby Tegnelia (The Jungle Princess) Costa Rica
Vicky Baker (Going Local Travel) Argentina
David Lee (Medellin Living) Colombia
Holly Elizabeth Worton (Ecohotelology) Sustainability, Travel, Latin America
Nora Walsh (Travel Ojos contributor) Latin America
Genny Ross-Barons (Roatan Vortex) Honduras
Leigh Shulman (The Future is Red) Travel
Margaret Snook (Cachando Chile) Chile
Cathy Brown (Expat Daily News in Central and South America)
Tracy L. Barnett (The Road Less Traveled) Travel
Jessie Kwak (Unpaved South America) South America
Mark Chesnut (Latin Flyer), Travel
Julie Schwietert Collazo (Matador, Collazo Projects) Americas
Jill Greenberg (First World White Girl )