Author(s): Lavinia Spalding
Since publishing the original edition of A Woman's World in 1995, Travelers' Tales has been the recognized national leader in women's travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Best Travel Writing in 2004, the obvious next step was an annual collection of the best women's travel writing of the year.
This title is the tenth in that series - The Best Women's Travel Writing - presenting stimulating, inspiring, and uplifting adventures from women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples, and facets of themselves. The common threads connecting these stories are a female perspective and fresh, compelling storytelling to make the reader laugh, weep, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn't. The points of view and perspectives are global, and the themes are as eclectic as in all of our books, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine.
Praise for the Best Women's Travel Writing series:
"This book will grace my bedside for years to come. " -- Simon Winchester
"Delightful (and sometimes dreadful) wayfaring adventures from all corners of the globe." --The Washington Post
"There is real drama and comedy in these pages." --San Francisco Chronicle
"An inspiration and a fine read for anyone who is missing the open road." --Transitions Abroad
"Even as a veteran traveler, I found new revelations here." -- Herbert Gold
Lavinia Spalding is the author of Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler, and coauthor of With a Measure of Grace: The Story and Recipes of a Small Town Restaurant. Her work has also appeared in such publications as Sunset Magazine, Yoga Journal, Inkwell, and Post Road Magazine. She grew up in New Hampshire and Flagstaff, AZ, and graduated from the University of Arizona creative writing program. She has kept travel journals throughout 30 countries on five continents, and she is the editor of The Best Women's Travel Writing 2011, The Best Women's Travel Writing 2012, and The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 9. She lives in San Francisco.