santa fe, nm reading

You’re cordially invited to a book reading of To Belém & Back, which just won a coveted Red Star from Publishers Weekly, by author Ben Batchelder in Santa Fe, NM.

Ben plans to read an excerpt, present a slideshow/film titled “Tiradentes2Belém,” and to take questions at The Travel Bug, Sat. May 7th, 5-6pm.

Prior to all the coming hype of Rio’s Summer Olympics, come by to better know the real Brazil, far from the touristed tracks.

Paperbacks will be on sale, and the colorful eBook, with 41 full-page images from the journey, is always easy to download.


About Ben

Author Ben Batchelder has traveled extensively on American and Brazilian backroads. Nothing in his background, from a degree in Visual & Environmental Studies at Harvard to an MBA from Wharton, adequately prepared him for the experiences. Nevertheless he has published two books on his New World journeys, that map the inner and exterior geographies of meaningful travel, with plans for more. Having grown up in Cambridge, Mass., he currently leads a bi-hemispheric life, as a mountain man with a writer’s retreat in the hills of Minas Gerais, Brazil who comes down to the sea at Miami Beach, Florida. For more, visit