Lavinia Spalding is series editor of The Best Women’s Travel Writing, author of Writing Away, and co-author of With a Measure of Grace and This Immeasurable Place. She wrote the introduction to the e-book edition of Edith Wharton’s classic travelogue, A Motor-Flight Through France, and her work appears in such publications as AFAR, AirBnB magazine, Y oga Journal, Sunset, Ms., Longreads, Tin House, Post Road, Inkwell Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Guardian UK . She teaches writing workshops around the world and is available for speaking engagements, corporate storytelling classes, private editing, and coaching. She is a member of the San Francisco’s Writers’ Grotto and Peauxdunque Writers’ Alliance. Lavinia lives in New Orleans. Watch her Tedx talk here, and sign up to receive occasional updates here.

Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.” –Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj