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Will Parish & Perk Perkins: Around the World in a Jeep Book

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Will Parish & Perk Perkins authored a book about their trip around the world in a CJ-5. Anyone familiar with it? The cheapest price I could find was priced at $49.

Abstract: Around the World in a Jeep recounts the 1975 grand plan of Orvis CEO Perk Perkins and his then college roommate, Will Parish, to drive around the world in Will’s beloved red Jeep. Over the next 20 months, Perk, Will, and their trusty Jeep crossed five oceans and seas, exploring 35 countries and covering enough road-miles to circumnavigate the earth twice. In addition to cementing their relationship as lifelong best friends, the trip also generated some 2,000 pages of journal entries, which make up the text of this remarkable volume. Illustrated by stunning full-color photographs taken by Perk, Will, and the people they encountered, this beautifully printed and bound adventure book belongs in the collection of everyone who has a yearning to explore, travel, and discover the richness our world has to offer. 12″ x 9″ hardcover

There are at least two book covers:



Here are a few pics from the book from

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7 Comments on “Will Parish & Perk Perkins: Around the World in a Jeep Book

  1. Andy

    It’s a fun read. I bought it for my son who graduated from HS and wrote inside to “never stop exploring”. It just happens that I know the authors’ Dad, Pete Parish, as he lives a few miles down the road from me. I never knew the correlation until I read the book.

  2. RACE

    For info on the Jeep you could probably pick up the phone and call the Orvis company headquarters in Sunderland VT. Perk took over the company and is still running it with his brother.

  3. David Eilers Post author

    RACE: That was my thought, though I figured I might be more successful with email given the current state of things.

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