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“This! This is the Eat Pray Quack book you didn’t even know you’ve been craving!”

5,437 miles via bikes, buses, trains and WWOOFing in a country-at-a-crossroads, in a world-in-crisis

Hundreds of reasons to feel hopeful again

Round America with a Duck* tells the true story of a 70s-child-facing-60 finding a way forward across continental divides.

This fast-paced, fun, and surprisingly-timely multi-platform project** shines a light on unsung heroes, inspiring successes in the face of disasters, joy as an act of resistance, and hopeful harbingers of change that may empower you to consider new possibilities for our shared humanity – and for yourself.

* title inspired by the author’s fave book of all time, Round Ireland with a Fridge

** book, blog, videos!

Round America with a Duck is the right journey at the right time, shared with grace, wit and empathy — needed now more than ever.

Pattie Baker — featured in O: The Oprah Magazine as a Passion Person — is a wildly-creative hands-on cultural anthropologist, content creator, street photographer and author with lived and learned expertise in triple-bottom-line sustainability, wellness, resiliency, joy as an act of resistance, and safe-access-for-all in a world-in-crisis. Previous books/ongoing blogs include Bucket List, Food for My Daughters and Traveling at the Speed of Bike. She is the married mother of two grown daughters and lives in Metro Atlanta with her husband. And duck.

(See her Linktree, if interested, for her resume, portfolio, blog links, TikToks and more. Contact here.)

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Hi! Thank you for asking how to be part of this journey! We’re considering featuring sponsors but we’re not sure about that — we need to really love companies and products to promote them. Here’s a way we’re sure of, however! Coffee — and quackers (of course)– help us shake our tail feathers across continental divides via bikes, buses, trains and doin’ organic farm work while shining a light on positive stories needed now more than ever. Click here or snap the QR code below for an easy and secure way to toss us a five 🙂

Big thanks! Trust the journey — Pattie and Disco