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La Lucha: The Fight

Almost 2 years ago, I was sitting comfortably in a leather-backed camp chair, glancing around Scott Brady’s office. He had just stepped outside for a phone call, and I was occupying my time scanning his library, soaking in the titles from authors around the world. One book in particular caught my eye though, a paperback simply titled We Will Be Free. I plucked it from the shelf. The cover bore the image of two open doors, beyond which a Defender awaited, ready for its passengers to step out of their lives and into adventure. I flipped through the first few pages and was hooked.

It didn’t take long for word of their second book to reach me. Dubbed Travel The Planet Overland, it showcased some of the Bell’s most beautiful images, while presenting excellent information through hilarious anecdotes, witty remarks, and easy to understand lists. The volume changed my perspective on what a guidebook could be, and kept me turning the pages until I’d finished the book the day after delivery. So why am I telling you about two books we’ve already reviewed? Because Graeme’s third book has been unveiled, and from what I’ve heard, it’s his best yet.

La Lucha, or The Fight, picks up where We Will Be Free left off, chronicling the Bell family’s 2-year journey from South America to the Alaskan Arctic, and then back down through the United States. At over 300 pages, it takes you deep into the highs and lows of life on the road, from the 9 months they spent living off the grid in the Mexican mountains, to how they nearly became millionaires, but then lost it all overnight. Where We Will Be Free was the Bell family’s declaration of independence, La Lucha is the story of their fight to win it.

As with the previous books, La Lucha‘s production is being crowd funded. This is not the family’s first rodeo though, and they’ve done a great job fine- tuning their campaign process. You can check it out on indiegogo, but here’s the scoop.

If you’d like to buy La Lucha, there’s a few ways to do it.  The cheapest way is to buy the ebook bundle, which comes with all three titles for just 15 euros ($17.82). The next option would be purchasing a print copy La Lucha on its own for 17 euros ($20.20) plus shipping, however you can also buy it with We Will Be Free for 32 euros ($38.02) or with Travel The Planet Overland for 38 euros ($45.15), plus shipping. 

If you have the means though, I would highly recommend purchasing the entire trilogy. It’s an inspiring and informative set of books, and truthfully among my personal favorites. I actually keep them right next to my desk for display and reference. The collection costs 51 euros ($60.60) plus shipping, but you’ll also get all of the titles in their ebook format as well, so you can carry them wherever you go. 

If you’re still looking for another reason to buy the book, here’s a good one. The Bell family has partnered up with SnoMaster to give buyers a chance to win a 42L SnoMaster fridge. In order to qualify, contenders need to contribute to the Bell’s campaign and then share it with as many people as they can by using a specific referral link. Whoever shares the link with the most people wins the SnoMaster fridge! Easy, and straightforward.

For more information, or to buy the book now, head on over to the indiegogo page here.

You can also follow the Bell family on their website, or on social media at the following links. We wish them the best, and look forward to reading their latest book!

Website – a2aexpedition.com

Instagram – Graeme Bell

Facebook – A2A Americas 2 Asia

Youtube – A2A Expedition

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, for college in 2009. While working on his business degree in the Embry-Riddle undergraduate program, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. He fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, which led him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. Chris was immediately hooked by the concept of overlanding, which combines the excitement and adventure of flying with his affection for cars and trucks. After receiving his degree, Chris did a summer internship with Overland International before accepting a full-time position on our team.