Bill Girvin’s new book “When the Road Calls” is a remarkable retelling of a group of friends traveling the infamous “hippie trail” from India to Holland in 1973

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Recent release “When the Road Calls” from Page Publishing author Bill Girvin is a rowdy retelling of one man’s travels across the world, accompanied by a colorful cast of characters with the world as their route.

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Bill Girvin, a veteran traveler and jack of all trades, has completed his new book “When the Road Calls”: a first-person account of the author’s year spent traveling the world.

Girvin writes, “This is the remarkable true story of a small group of modern-day adventurers traveling overland to India from Holland on the infamous hippie trail in a $360 Volkswagen van during 1973. They were challenged by the hatred they faced in countries like Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan—just for being Westerners. There were unforgettable moments sitting on top of their wheels as they drove through the blazing Desert of Death in Afghanistan toward the lush Himalayan Mountains en route to the Heavenly Valley of Kashmir and Nepal. They were saddened by the poverty they experienced in the slums of India yet enlightened by the holy gurus and people they met along the way. From the crossing at Dover to the brothels of Thailand, each day brought new memorable moments never to be forgotten, originally written in a daily journal. More than forty years later, that journal was discovered buried deep in a steamer trunk about to be sold at a garage sale. In book form, it is now ready to be shared with the world and hopefully encourage readers to make the most out of this gift we call life.”

Published by Page Publishing, Bill Girvin’s exhilarating journal of his adventures abroad is perfect for lovers of adventure. The author’s voice shines through the thoughtfully detailed depictions of the countries he and his hippie-movement companions visit throughout their time abroad, describing their experiences with poverty-stricken nations, sweeping vistas, and the anti-Westerner sentiment often found abroad in 1973.

Readers who wish to experience this delightful work can purchase “When the Road Calls” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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