Book Blast! Adventure by Chicken Bus: An Unschooling Odyssey through Central America
by Janet LoSole
Anyone who puts her children and the ecology of the planet ahead of herself is a singular person in my book. But this is Janet LoSole’s book, full of daring adventures, selfless volunteerism, and endless curiosity—a must for community-based travellers. Adventure by Chicken Bus is a delightful romp into Central America and an important story for our time.
author of So Happiness to Meet You: Foolishly, Blissfully Stranded in Vietnam
Embarking on a homeschooling field trip to Central America is stressful enough, but add in perilous bridge crossings, trips to the hospital, and a lack of women’s underwear, and you have the makings of an Adventure by Chicken Bus…a tale of one family, buckling under a mountain of debt, who sells all worldly possessions and hits the road.
Adventure by Chicken Bus demonstrates how to travel sustainably, but more importantly, how to nurture the next generation of environmentalists and social justice activists by exposing them to the conditions faced by those in the developing world.
From a remote monkey sanctuary tucked into an enclave on the Panama-Costa Rica frontier to the overdeveloped beaches of the Mayan Riviera, we endure chaotic border crossings, infections and injuries, learn about the history of the civil war in Nicaragua, visit UNESCO heritage sites, and hike the ancient Mayan temples of Tikal in Guatemala.
For the sake of safety, we plan our route down to the kilometre, navigating the region by chicken bus, an eye-opening mode of public transportation ubiquitous in the developing world. Along the way, we re-connect with each other, re-kindle our commitment to the environment, recognize the privilege into which we were born, and become compassionate global citizens.
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