The Best Women s Travel Writing Volume 10

The Best Women s Travel Writing  Volume 10
Author: Lavinia Spalding
Publsiher: Travelers' Tales
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-09-22
ISBN: 1609520912
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Women s Travel Writing Volume 10 Book Excerpt:

In The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 10: True Stories from Around the World, thirty celebrated and emerging writers invite you to ride shotgun as they travel the globe to discover new places, people, and facets of themselves. The essays are as diverse as the destinations, the common thread being fresh, compelling storytelling that will make you laugh, weep, wish you were there, or thank your lucky stars you weren’t. The Best Women’s Travel Writing speaks to the reasons why we travel—and how travel changes our lives. In The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 10: True Stories from Around the World, you’ll: Study the ancient art of belly dancing in Egypt Go day-drinking with a sea captain in Croatia Scuba dive through an underground cave in Mexico Run from massive exploding balloons in Burma Embed with the military in Afghanistan Experience a different kind of time in Argentina Go dogsledding in Finland Confront heartache, pain, and a deadly creature in Indonesia Negotiate with smugglers in Mongolia Marry a stranger at Burning Man ... and much, much more.

The Best Women s Travel Writing 2011

The Best Women s Travel Writing 2011
Author: Lavinia Spalding
Publsiher: Travelers' Tales
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1609520122
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Women s Travel Writing 2011 Book Excerpt:

A collection of thirty-three true travel stories from around the world written by women.

The Best Women s Travel Writing Volume 8

The Best Women s Travel Writing  Volume 8
Author: Lavinia Spalding
Publsiher: Travelers' Tales
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1609520599
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Women s Travel Writing Volume 8 Book Excerpt:

This annual collection of the best women's travel writing features uplifting and inspiring stories from exotic locales all over the world as told by the women who experienced the humor, romance and spiritual growth of each adventure. Original.

The Best Travel Writing Volume 11

The Best Travel Writing  Volume 11
Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger,Sean O'Reilly
Publsiher: Travelers' Tales
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-08-22
ISBN: 1609521188
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Travel Writing Volume 11 Book Excerpt:

The Best Travel Writing, Volume 11 is the latest in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisines and cultures. Includes winners from the annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing. Introduction by Rolf Potts In The Best Travel Writing, Volume 11, readers will: Piece together the puzzle of life in rural Cambodia Reawaken the joy of travel on a bus ride through Mexico Reexamine war memories with former soldiers in Vietnam Learn the ropes and the art of sailing with a "good captain" on the Pacific Find a true soul sister in the highlands of Ecuador Follow Vincent van Gogh's footsteps in France Survive (or not) a home invasion in Brazil...and much more

The Best Women s Travel Writing Volume 11

The Best Women s Travel Writing  Volume 11
Author: Lavinia Spalding
Publsiher: Travelers' Tales
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-04-16
ISBN: 1609521129
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Women s Travel Writing Volume 11 Book Excerpt:

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 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.

The Best Travel Writing Volume 10

The Best Travel Writing  Volume 10
Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger,Sean O'Reilly
Publsiher: Travelers' Tales
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN: 1609520882
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Travel Writing Volume 10 Book Excerpt:

The Best Travel Writing, Volume 10 is the latest in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisines and cultures. Includes winners from the annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing.

The Best Travel Writing

The Best Travel Writing
Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger,Sean O'Reilly
Publsiher: Travelers' Tales
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2012-08-07
ISBN: 1609520580
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Travel Writing Book Excerpt:

The Best Travel Writing, Volume 9 is the latest in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisines and cultures.

100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go 10th Anniversary Edition

100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go   10th Anniversary Edition
Author: Susan Van Allen
Publsiher: 100 Places
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-06
ISBN: 9781609521868
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go 10th Anniversary Edition Book Excerpt:

The best women's guide to travel in Italy just got better with this new edition celebrating 10 years since first publication. It's been fully updated with many new destinations and Golden Day itineraries to enhance anyone's visit to one of the world's most beloved countries and cultures.

The Soul of a Great Traveler

The Soul of a Great Traveler
Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger,Sean O'Reilly
Publsiher: Travelers' Tales
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN: 1609521242
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Soul of a Great Traveler Book Excerpt:

For ten years the editors of Travelers' Tales have run a writing competition to find the best travel story of the year: The Solas Awards. Over those years, thousands of stories have come across their desks, from writers famous and unknown, covering all corners of the globe with stories of adventure and discovery, love and loss, humor and absurdity, grief and joy. In this collection appear all of the top prize winners of the last ten years, stories that bring readers along for journeys that are inspiring, uplifting, and, very often, transformative. These tales are powerful, moving testaments to the richness of our world, its cultures, people, and places. In this book, readers will: Deposit a loved one's ashes in a Bolivian River Find the Celtic soul you never knew you had in rural Ireland Grope through the maze of sorcery and madness in Cameroon Rediscover your sense of self on a return to Russia after many years away Follow the spirit of John Wesley Powell down the Grand Canyon in Arizona Engage loss and the specter of death in Mexico Face your deepest fears alone in an Alaskan winter Encounter the realities of prostitution in Thailand Absorb the rhythms and soul of Flamenco in Spain Fall in love with a home in rural France and make it your own... and much more

A Hard Place to Leave

A Hard Place to Leave
Author: Marcia DeSanctis
Publsiher: Travelers' Tales
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-05-03
ISBN: 1609522079
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hard Place to Leave Book Excerpt:

Restless to leave, eager to return: this memoir in essays captures the unrelenting pull between the past and the present, between traveling the world and staying home. Starting in a dreary Moscow hotel room in 1983, weaving back and forth to rural New England, and ending on a West Texas trail in 2020, Marcia DeSanctis tells stories that span the globe and half a lifetime. With intimacy and depth, over quicksand in France, insomnia in Cambodia, up a volcano in Rwanda, spinning through the eye of a snowstorm in Bismarck, and atop a dumpster in her own backyard, this New York Times bestselling author, award-winning essayist and journalist for Vogue and Travel + Leisure immerses us in places waiting to be experienced and some that may be more than we’re up for. She encounters spies, angels, leopards, shoes, the odd rattlesnake, a random head of state, and many times over, the ghosts of her past. Each subsequent voyage leads to revelations about her search for solitude, a capacity for adventure, and always, a longing for home.

The Creative Spark

The Creative Spark
Author: Michael Shapiro
Publsiher: Travelers' Tales
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-11-09
ISBN: 1609521773
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creative Spark Book Excerpt:

Creative people have a certain spark: a brightness in their eyes, an inquisitive way of looking at the world, a desire to make things. But that spark doesn’t reside solely in people you may view as creators. It’s in all of us. The Creative Spark is a collection of interviews with some of the most creative people of our time: musicians, authors, visual artists and chefs. These makers speak about what drives them, what helps them to see the world in fresh ways, and what inspires them turn their visions into art. During the past decade, Michael Shapiro has interviewed some of our brightest creative luminaries. Among the authors are Amy Tan, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, Pico Iyer, and Frances Mayes. His work as a music journalist has led to interviews with legends including Smokey Robinson, Lucinda Williams, Graham Nash, Lyle Lovett, Melissa Etheridge, Merle Haggard, and Jethro Tull bandleader Ian Anderson. And he’s spoken with creative masters in other field, such as director Francis Ford Coppola and comedian Joan Rivers. Yet it’s not simply that Shapiro has had access to so many supremely talented and creative people — it’s that he gets them to go deep. Moments into his conversation with Lucinda (her fans call her by her first name), she tells Shapiro about how decisions made about her mother’s funeral led to fissures in her family. From this achingly personal conversation, readers can glean fresh insights into why Lucinda has such a devoted following and why her songs open listeners’ hearts. There are people who you might not expect to find in this collection, such as explorer Jane Goodall, whose entire life has been a creative endeavor. Then there’s San Francisco Giants announcer Mike Krukow, who turns every broadcast into a work of art. And there are a couple of chefs, such as SingleThread’s Kyle Connaughton, who are transforming the way we approach fine dining. Unexpected revelations pop up in every chapter of The Creative Spark. Iowa folksinger Greg Brown isn’t a household name, but his fellow musicians revere his poetic compositions. Each chapter starts with a short biography of the creative person being profiled then segues into Q+A. This collection brings together some of the best-known artists of our time with others who may not be as famed but who have something important to say about living an artful life. The Creative Spark stands as a testament to human achievement, showing how creativity illuminates our world and how it resides in each and every one of us, just waiting to break out.

The Temporary European

The Temporary European
Author: Cameron Hewitt
Publsiher: Travelers' Tales
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-01
ISBN: 1609522052
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Temporary European Book Excerpt:

Write guidebooks, make travel TV, lead bus tours? Cameron Hewitt has been Rick Steves’ right hand for more than 20 years, doing just that. The Temporary European is a collection of vivid, entertaining travel tales from across Europe. Cameron zips you into his backpack for engaging and inspiring experiences: sampling spleen sandwiches at a Palermo street market; hiking alone with the cows high in the Swiss Alps; simmering in Budapest’s thermal baths; trekking across an English moor to a stone circle; hand-rolling pasta at a Tuscan agriturismo; shivering through Highland games in a soggy Scottish village; and much more. Along the way, Cameron introduces us to his favorite Europeans. In Mostar, Alma demonstrates how Bosnian coffee isn’t just a drink, but a social ritual. In France, Mathilde explains that the true mastery of a fromager isn’t making cheese, but aging it. In Spain, Fran proudly eats acorns, but never corn on the cob. While personal, the stories also tap into the universal joy of travel. Cameron’s travel motto (inspired by a globetrotting auntie) is "Jams Are Fun"—the fondest memories arrive when your best-laid plans go sideways. And he encourages travelers to stow their phones and guidebooks, slow down, and savor those magic moments that arrive between stops on a busy itinerary. The stories are packed with inspiration and insights for your next trip, including how to find the best gelato in Italy, how to select the best produce at a Provençal market, how to navigate Spain’s confusing tapas scene, and how to survive the experience of driving in Sicily (hint: just go numb). And you’ll get a reality check for every traveler’s "dream job": researching and writing guidebooks; guiding busloads of Americans on tours around Europe; scouting and producing a travel TV show; and working with Rick Steves and his merry band of travelers. It’s a candid account of how the sausage gets made in the travel business—told with warts-and-all honesty and a sense of humor. For Rick Steves fans, or anyone who loves Europe, The Temporary European is inspiring, insightful, and fun.

The China Option

The China Option
Author: Sophia Camille Erickson
Publsiher: Travelers' Tales
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN: 160952134X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The China Option Book Excerpt:

In 2014 Sophia Erickson graduated from college with an apparently useless degree in European history from an obscure foreign college. Faced with crippling student loan debts and after an anxious couple of months waiting tables in her small Massachusetts town, she decided to do something different and bought a one-way ticket to China. Over the following two years she had many amazing experiences, paid off nearly half her student loans, and visited China from Heilongjiang to Hainan, as well as Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore. She wrote The China Option: A Guide for Millennials: How to work, play, and find success in China to give Millennials a path to explore their future the way she explored her own in China. The book covers a wide range of topics from the concept of “face” to coffee culture to racism to love to LGBT issues, as well as all of the practicalities readers need to know to get in and get a job. The China Option is a manifesto for recent college grads to take control of paying off debt while living a stimulating, adventurous life and to pave a way for a successful future.

The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life

The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life
Author: Pam Grout
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-05-20
ISBN: 1426203446
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life Book Excerpt:

Travelers are showing a huge interest in the fast-growing sector known as "experiential" tourism—vacations that encompass heritage, culture, nature, ecology, and soft adventure. In the footsteps of the briskly selling The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life featuring North American destinations, our new title extends these ardent travelers’ sights to global scale. From helping to build a health clinic in Tanzania to learning massage in Thailand to aiding green turtle conservation in Belize, The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life is full of fun, meaningful, and memorable possibilities for today’s discerning traveler. The lively text irresistibly conveys the charm and excitement of each location and delivers solid, reliable travel-planning information. Abundant sidebars reveal little known local facts, nearby places to visit, lists of things to do, and more. Other books on the market address singular aspects of experiential vacations around the world (learning, volunteering, culinary). But none presents the best of all categories in one comprehensive guide—until now. The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life holds great appeal for travelers of many interests who want to make the most of their vacations. And, with its elegant packaging, this deluxe trade paperback will catch the attention of gift-shoppers as an inspired and attractive choice.

100 Hotels and Resorts

100 Hotels and Resorts
Author: Howard J. Wolff
Publsiher: Images Publishing
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781864701609
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Hotels and Resorts Book Excerpt:

This stunning compendium features destinations - both well-known and little-known, both urban and exotic - that attract visitors from around the globe. Each destination was created with its own unique vision, and every detail was designed to embody that vision. Breathtaking photography enables readers to experience many of the worlds very finest destinations, and evocative sketches tell the story of how each was created. The visionaries behind these creations are world-renowned architects and designers, Wimberley Allison Tong & Goo (WATG), whose singular mission over the last six decades has been 'to create special environments that lift the spirits'.

The 100 Best Affordable Vacations

The 100 Best Affordable Vacations
Author: Jane Wooldridge,Larry Bleiberg
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-04-19
ISBN: 1426207395
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 100 Best Affordable Vacations Book Excerpt:

Even in a weakened economy, research shows interest in travel is still strong and this book provides 100 great ways to satisfy your wanderlust without breaking the bank. Like the other books in this popular series, The 100 Best Affordable Vacations to Enrich Your Life features out of the ordinary opportunities. They will just be less expensive, with some even free! Vacation categories include Classic Americana; Learning Vacations; Wilderness Trips; and Mind, Body, and Soul themed getaways. With this mix, there are lots of creative ideas and appealing destinations for everybody, whatever their interests, schedule, or budget. This book also offers profiles of inspirational travelers, as well as fun, lively sidebars about off-season travel, how to be a traveler and not a tourist, and more.

Shopping for Buddhas

Shopping for Buddhas
Author: Jeff Greenwald
Publsiher: Travelers' Tales
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-08-12
ISBN: 1609520947
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shopping for Buddhas Book Excerpt:

Jeff Greenwald's classic travelogue follows his quest for the "perfect" Buddha statue. At turns hilarious and moving, his quest features a cast of amazing characters — from a passionate palmist to a flying lama — who provide unforgettable glimpses into the daily life and culture of the former kingdom (including a wild ride on Kathmandu’s very first escalator). Greenwald doesn't shy away from Shangri-la’s darker side. Along with colorful descriptions of Hindu and Buddhist mythology, the book tells of the rampant corruption, art smuggling, assassination attempts and human right abuses that would ignite Nepal’s violent "People Power" Revolution in April 1990. A new afterword by the author recounts Nepal's tumultuous recent history — including the massacre of the royal family — in vivid detail. And a new preface introduces this 25th anniversary edition with some thoughts about how Nepal, and travel writing, have evolved since the book’s first publication. Shopping for Buddhas remains a must-read for anyone who has visited, or plans to visit, Nepal.

The Sword of Heaven

The Sword of Heaven
Author: Mikkel Aaland
Publsiher: Travelers' Tales
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2010-07-31
ISBN: 1609520076
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sword of Heaven Book Excerpt:

“Any attempt at peace must be attended by a knowledge of self,” discovers writer and photographer Mikkel Aaland, who grew up with a bomb shelter for a bedroom, in terror of nuclear war. At the height of the Cold War, Aaland finds himself drawn into a mysterious Shinto priest’s plan to save the world. Traveling from Norway to the Philippines, Iceland to South Africa, he places pieces of a sacred Shinto sword in key power spots around the world. Along the way, he comes face to face with his deepest childhood fears of war and destruction, encounters the compelling and mysterious Shinto religion, struggles with the uncertainties of love, and learns to face life with an open heart. The Sword of Heaven tells the extraordinary true story of a journey in which all boundaries are pushed—geographical, cultural, and personal—and in which the healing of the world and the healing of one man appear to be inextricably linked.

Storm

Storm
Author: Allen Noren
Publsiher: Travelers' Tales
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2010-07-31
ISBN: 1609520041
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storm Book Excerpt:

Begun as a grand adventure, Storm tells the story of a trip that quickly became a tumultuous test of endurance. When the Baltic States of the former Soviet Union opened up, Allen and his girlfriend Suzanne were drawn to the prospect of traveling together once again. Setting out on a motorcycle, the two seasoned travelers rode through Germany, Denmark, and Sweden to the Arctic Circle, then on to Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. Though they’d been together for seven years, and thought they knew what to expect from an extended road trip, they couldn’t foresee the unrelenting natural elements, shifts in once-shared dreams, or fissures in their relationship that lay ahead. Often darkly humorous, Storm reveals a couple’s love and the fragility of human connections as it recounts the journey that became a test of both riders’ physical and emotional endurance.

How to Shit Around the World

How to Shit Around the World
Author: Jane Wilson-Howarth
Publsiher: Travelers' Tales
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2011-01-04
ISBN: 1609520467
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Shit Around the World Book Excerpt:

This book deals with the litany of the traveler's basic health problems. Readers will learn how to avoid and deal with: Traveler's Diarrehea Unhealthy water Weird foods Strange Toilets Dehydration Gastroenteritis Immunization Lack of adequate hygiene Worms Snakes, Spiders and Leeches Going outside Bathing The special problems of children Issues with seniors