nat’l launch of “my world book 1”

The national launch of My World Book 1 at Books & Books in Coral Gables, FL on October 19th was a success.

The space overfilled with 40 or more people. Travel writer/editor Tom Swick kindly introduced me, followed by the debut of the book’s trailer, after which we opened for questions.  The event was livestreamed on FB Live.  You can watch the recording here:


After a reception and book signing, there followed a jovial get together over champagne in the book store’s courtyard, in the inviting, dolce air of a warm Friday evening in Coral Gables.


About ben

Ben Batchelder has traveled some of the world's most remote roads. Nothing in his background, from a degree in Visual & Environmental Studies at Harvard to an MBA from Wharton, adequately prepared him for the experiences. Yet he persists, for through such journeys life unfolds. Having published four books that map the inner and exterior geographies of meaningful travel, he is a mountain man in Minas Gerais, Brazil who comes down to the sea at Miami Beach, Florida. His second travel yarn, To Belém & Back, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. For more, visit

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