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Life and Death in the Andes
In his new meditation on South America, Life and Death in the Andes, Kim MacQuarrie (The Last Days of the Incas) follows the spine of the world's longest mountain chain, exploring the lives of legendary characters like Charles Darwin, Pablo Escobar and Che Guevara. Picking through remnants and ruins, he muses on indigenous cultures' disappearance and searches for the true uniqueness of the South American continent. Each chapter works as an extended essay on a historical figure, such as Hiram Bingham and his strained relationship with the Peruvians after his discovery of Machu Picchu.
An Interview with Kim MacQuarrie
In his heartfelt meditation on South America and the Andes, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Kim MacQuarrie follows the spine of the world's longest mountain chain, exploring the lives of legendary characters like Charles Darwin, Pablo Escobar and Che Guevara. Picking through remnants and ruins, he muses on the disappearance of indigenous cultures and searches for the true uniqueness of the South American continent. Now he answers a few of our questions about the choices he made to research and tell the fascinating unsung stories compiled in Life and Death in the Andes, On the Trail of Bandits, Heroes and Revolutionaries.
  Longitude.
North Yungas Road, Bolivia
Kindly contributed by writer, producer and traveler J. Ryan Stradal. His debut novel Kitchens of the Great Midwest follows the life of Eva Thorvald from birth to ascent as a celebrity chef through the eyes of the people in her life, a range of quirky characters representative of the great Midwest. Largely set in Minnesota, the book detours through Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota.
  I have never been a thrill-seeker. My idea of an exciting vacation is a boutique winery tour, languishing at a sidewalk cafe or several quiet hours inside a museum. I like my caravans calm and my voices low.
Jungle
In his bestselling book Jungle, a true story of survival and self-discovery that reads like a thrilling novel, Yossi Ghinsberg relates his adventures as a young Israeli backpacker in the Bolivian Amazon.  After four weeks of trekking deep into the rainforest, Yossi and his companions realize that their once-in-a-lifetime adventure has become a dangerous nightmare. Yossi’s bravado will especially appeal to the independent backpacker, but any traveler can empathize with his unflagging spirit of adventure and desire to experience something unique. “What I’m doing here in South America is looking for the extraordinary,” Yossi writes to his brother Moshe before setting out.