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THE BEST TRAVEL WRITING:
True Stories from Around the World

Editors: James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger, Sean O'Reilly

This annual series, begun in 2004, is dedicated to the best travel writing and highlights profound, transformative, and often humorous travel stories by both well-known and emerging writers.  The books, a mix of the previously published and new stories, have a wide cultural reach, with writers from around the world - some seasoned pros, some passionate novices - covering a vast range of experiences and locales. Themes are equally varied; they include spiritual growth, hilarious misadventures, exotic romance, family travel, stories of service to humanity, women's solo journeys, and much more. The common thread connecting these tales is fresh, lively storytelling that will make readers laugh, cry, wish they were there, or be glad they weren't. Illustrations and maps are included.

2004
This collection of 28  true stories cover the globe from Ecuador to Burma, Alaska to Zaire/Congo.  The stories here span the globe, from battling snakes in Costa Rica to probing personal reactions to India's caste system, navigating the "oldest tourist trap in the world" in Egypt, and learning to cook octopus in Mexico.
2005
These 27 true stories cover the globe, from recreating the “Rumble in the Jungle” in a makeshift boxing ring in Malawi to discovering the secret to life and chicken in a humble Parisian restaurant to encountering the ghost of Odysseus and your own past in the Aegean.
2006
These 33 true stories cover the globe from sailing with pirates in the Java Sea to surviving a sandstorm in the Sahara and wrestling with sex addiction in Thailand.
In The Best Travelers’ Tales 2004 readers will: In The Best Travel Writing 2005 readers will: In The Best Travel Writing 2006 readers will:
Journey to Kailash, Tibet’s holy mountain, with Jeff Greenwald Face their deepest fear in Timbuktu with Deborah Fryer Encounter a million years of memory in the Galapagos with Bill Belleville
Contemplate kissing in Buenos Aires with Larry R. Moffitt Disappear into the night sky with Bill Sherwonit in Alaska Hitchhike to Lhasa on a harrowing journey with Pamela Logan in Tibet
Explore the remote Yukon River with Laurie Gough in Canada Eat duck embryos in Laos with Kathryn Kefauver Discover the meaning of "Fiji Time" with Joel Simon in Fiji
Take a quintessential Chinese bike ride with Stephanie Elizondo Griest in Beijing Watch a life hang in the balance in Guatemala with Larry R. Moffitt Encounter links between the present and past, between the oldest road in the world in Tanzania and a café in San Francisco, with Phil Cousineau
Walk the Kerry Way in Ireland and be healed with Tim O’Reilly Learn the lessons of history and fatherhood with Patrick Fitzhugh in Italy Participate in the annual pig slaughter, the matanza, in Spain with Art Lester
Savor real home cooking with an adopted family and Augusto Andres in Mexico Take a pilgrimage to Mecca with Murad Kalam Find love, chaos, and fabulous food with a dramatic Kurd in Turkey with Trici Venola
Experience the enchantments of Italy and its people with Gayle Keck Encounter the depths of human cruelty in Cambodia with Jane Marshall Discover the place they could be looking for with Thomas Swick in Bangkok
Wander Hemingway’s moody Paris in the rain with Richard Goodman Probe the Dalai Lama’s Tibet in Dharamsala, India with Pico Iyer Find a soul mate in a curandera, a traditional healer, in Mexico with Laura Resau
… and much more.
 
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