Cooney World Adventures


Mike and Catrell Cooney sold nearly everything they owned to take their three teenage sons on an around the world trek.  They wanted their sons to see and experience the world firsthand before starting college.  The book chronicles their adventures and sometimes misadventures while backpacking through Latin America for four months. As an average family, with very limited financial resources, the book tells how they made their dream come true in spite of overwhelming challenges and constant setbacks.  It’s funny in some parts and sad in others, and tells the story of the profound impact the journey had on each of their lives.  Learn about the amazing places they visited and the interesting people they met throughout their trek.

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Here’s what other adventure travelers are saying about Cooney World Adventures: Backpacking with Teens Through Latin America:

“The ultimate “where there’s a will, there’s a way” handbook when it comes to travel. Cooney World Adventures shows that no matter your circumstances you can travel and have life changing experiences regardless of where you are in life. Not for tourists, this book is for travelers and travelers to be.”  Robert Rose, Founder, Producer and Star, Raw Travel TV
“It felt as if we were with them on their journey, experiencing the good, bad, and often humorous adventures.  Whether you are thinking about traveling more, or if you are a seasoned globetrotter, this read will inspire you to keep on exploring our world and the people we share it with.” Lisa Chavis and Cheryl MacDonald, authors of Live Your Dream! and Housesitting Around the World
“The Cooneys didn’t just dream of traveling the world with their three teenage sons, they took the action to make it a reality. This is what makes them exceptional.” Warren and Betsy Talbot, authors of Married With Luggage
“Travel is, perhaps, the best education one can receive. To provide that education for children is the best gift a parent can give. Mike and Catrell not only provided that gift for their children, they’ve gifted all of us as well by allowing us a glimpse into their world. Told as a series of vignettes of the travel life, this story will open your eyes to the world.” Nancy Sathre-Vogel, author of Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World