Lavinia Spalding is a writer, editor, teacher, public speaker, and lapsed Luddite. She’s series editor of The Best Women’s Travel Writing, and author of two books: Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler, named one of the best travel books of 2009 by the L.A. Times, and With a Measure of Grace, the Story and Recipes of a Small Town Restaurant. Lavinia’s work has appeared in many print and online publications, including Yoga Journal, Sunset magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco magazine, The Guardian, Tin House, Post Road, Gadling, AOL Travel, Overnight Buses, Matador, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and The Best Travel Writing Volume 9. She teaches writing and journaling workshops and is available for speaking engagements, private editing, and coaching. She had the extreme good fortune of studying photography in S. Korea with acclaimed photographer Kim Hong-Hee. Lavinia lives in San Francisco, where she’s a resident of the Writers’ Grotto and co-founder of the award-winning monthly travel reading series Weekday Wanderlust.

There is only one journey: going inside yourself.” –Rainer Maria Rilke