Collapsing roads and cities savaged by riots. A gun smuggled into Latin America in a vintage camper. A 16-year-old dog in the back seat. Earthquakes, erupting volcanoes and political coups. And that was the safe road trip Teresa Bruce took down the Pan American Highway
Thirty years earlier, in the 1970s, she traveled the same route. Most of it spent flagging down help along the side of the road when her family's homemade camper broke down -- 61 times.
Her childhood home was still out there, abandoned somewhere in the Bolivian outback. Bruce's latest book chronicles her search for it and the triumph of reaching the end of the road.