In her latest laugh-out-loud travel memoir, intrepid traveller Becky Wicks sets her sights on the varied attractions (both natural and - ahem! - man-made) of South America. In typical style, she whirls us off on a tour of this travel hotspot, checking out backpacker and glampacking destinations alike - and the local talent, naturally. 'The men here in South America are a different species entirely. Quite frankly, I'm shocked that I've never thought to come here before. I'm absolutely, one hundred per cent certain that South American men are what I've been missing in my life.' From the Galapagos Islands to the Inca Trail, the Amazon to Antarctica and Brazil to the Bolivian salt flats, and from the sexy gauchos of Argentina to the hot ski instructors of Chile, Becky romps - and vamps - her way through spectacular South America, with masses of handy travel tips and hilarious insights along the way.
Becky Wicks was born in 1979. She attended the Gleed School for Girls, also known as 'The Virgin Megastore' in small town Spalding, Lincolnshire, England. She studied media production at Lincoln University, but was writing freelance from the age of 14. She arrived in NYC in 2001 at age 21. She worked for a production company and wrote for a NYC restaurant guide, as well as a Brooklyn community mag (also dated the editor, who broke her heart). Back in London, from 2004 she worked for a travel and entertainment dot com which led her to theatre-land, interviewing West end actors and reviewing more restaurants.