The Footloose American

 

Winner of the Maine Literary Award for Nonfiction

 

"A travel story that doubles as a hell of a ride through modern-day South American culture."  – Esquire

"Not only does Mr. Kevin fill us in on the careening journey that helped define Thompson as a journalist, but he also delivers an engrossing and opinionated travel guide to modern Latin America."  – The New York Times

"Kevin is a helluva good writer and, if the Gonzo King were alive, he would give The Footloose American a thumbs-up."  – Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University and literary executor of Hunter Thompson's estate.

Photos from the Thompson Trail

The killer photos below are the work of photographer Sky Gilbar, who traveled along on the first leg of the Thompson Trail through Colombia. Follow @SkyGilbar on Twitter and see more of his knockout images on Instagram. Click an image for a full-size gallery and captions.

The images below are the author's own, mostly taken with a smartphone, made pretty with some help from Instagram. Click an image for a full-size gallery and captions.