Adventurous Family Selling Book On Nomadic Lifestyle

The family that road a five-person bike to Fairbanks in 2010, and drove an old bus out of town this past summer, is back home in Kentucky.  The Harrsions, who go by the nickname Pedouins, are traveling the country selling a book about their nomadic lifestyle.  Bill Harrison says the family has done dozens of book signings throughout the west and mid west.

The book: “A Pedouin Life” chronicles the year Bill and Amarins Harrison, and their 3 young daughters, spent biking from Kentucky to Alaska.  The family lived in a cabin outside Fairbanks for the next 10 months, writing the book, and restoring the 50 year old bus they turned into a camper and drove south.  Harrison says it’s good to be home, but feels strange being back east.

Harrison says signing events will take them all as far as Florida this winter as they try to sell the remaining 4,000 copies of their book.  He says finances are holding out, but they’re starting to book motivational speaking engagements to help pay the bills. The family has an internet following, and receives donations from people across the country who admire their spirit of adventure.

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

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