Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Wide-Eyed Wanderers: A Be... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Book may have some shelfwear to covers, name inside. a stray marking. Tighty bound
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Wide-Eyed Wanderers: A Befuddling Journey from the Rat Race to the Roads of Latin America & Africa Paperback – May 23, 2005

4.8 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$18.95
$14.19 $10.41

Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship by Anjan Sundaram
An Amazon Book of the Month
Bad News is a brilliant and urgent parable on freedom of expression, and what happens when that power is seized. Learn more | See related books
$18.95 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Wide-Eyed Wanderers: A Befuddling Journey from the Rat Race to the Roads of Latin America & Africa
  • +
  • Who Needs a Road?: The Story of the Longest and Last Motor Journey Around the World
Total price: $33.90
Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Pop-Top Publishing (May 23, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976175606
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976175605
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #917,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Amanda and Rich Ligato have spent a decade living life to the extreme.

National Geographic Adventure magazine said of their journey, "The Ligatos' tale is a textbook lesson in not waiting until your number comes up. The couple decided to create their own lottery jackpot, a six-year savings program that would fund their dream: a road trip to the bottom of South America, up the coast of Brazil, into a shipping container, and across the Atlantic Ocean to Africa."

Since then the Ligato have cycled around Asia, motorcycled through India, meditated in Thailand and hiked to Everest Basecamp.

When not on the road they call San Diego, California home.

Customer Reviews

5 star
75%
4 star
25%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 8 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
The Ligatos have accomplished a goal that most of us only dream of. Their 3-year adventure is both heartwarming and nail-biting. They tell their stories with such clarity and passion that you can't help but get wrapped up in their adventures.

Being totally non-mechanical, I was fascinated with their tales of keeping their old VW running -- but they met such wonderful characters because it, that it wouldn't have been half as much fun in a more modern cruiser!

This book is a must read for anyone who has ever dreamed of just taking off and letting life happen. A truly great read.
Comment 4 of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By mrbscienceman on September 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is amazing! I would recommend this to anyone who likes adventure books like "One Man Caravan" or "Jupiters travels" or fans of "Long way Round"
this is not just a book about traveling in a vw van, it is about living life rather than just existing.
If this book does not make you want to make some changes in your life after reading it, then you probably would rather watch tv than read this anyway.
Buy this and rethink everything.
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
A truly fun adventure in which the reader experiences life on the open road, exploring new countries and cultures, and gets a taste of what it would be like to live a more simple life.

Informative, fun, and inspiring!
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
The book starts in San Diego and whisks you off at the speed of a VW van to Mexico and Africa. The best part of the book is the honesty of Richard Ligato. He doesn't make you think its an easy trip, in fact, he and his wife Amanda have to overcome all kinds of obstacles. However, he remains very reflective and humbled by the whole experience. This book really draws you in to their world. A great read for anyone interested in traveling outside of the US. Lots of interesting facts and bits of trivia too.
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: travel books