Usually, around this time time of year, I go on the road to help promote new editions of my guidebooks, and this year is no exception. Over the next month, I will be giving ten slide lectures to promote the new edition on Moon Handbooks Patagonia and, simultaneously, Moon Handbooks Buenos Aires (which includes excursions into the surrounding Pampas and coastal Uruguay). Attendees will be able to participate in a raffle for one free ticket to Santiago or Buenos Aires from any LAN Airlines gateway (New York, Miami, Los Angeles) in the U.S. or, presumably, Canada, as LAN has recently begun flights from Toronto to Santiago. Details are yet to be determined, but I will have more information soon and will explain them in person as well.
All talks will be followed by a question-and-answer period, plus some time to socialize with the author, bookstore priorities permitting. The dates are as follows (check each website for the exact time):
Thursday, October 2: Get Lost Books, San Francisco
Sunday, October 5: Village Books, Bellingham, Washington
Monday, October 6: Travel Bug, Vancouver BC
Tuesday, October 7: Wide World Books, Seattle
Thursday, October 9: REI, Saratoga, California
Tuesday, October 14: Idlewild Books, New York City
Wednesday, October 15: Geographical Society of Philadelphia
Thursday, October 16: Globe Corner Books, Cambridge, Massachusetts (note: event is not at the store itself, but at the nearby First Parish Church)
Tuesday, October 21: REI, Fremont, California
Monday, October 27: Distant Lands, Pasadena, California
Please also note that a few of these events are not yet up on their websites, but all of them are confirmed. Hope to see you there!