Lavinia Spalding is series editor of The Best Women’s Travel Writing, author of Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler, and co-author of With a Measure of Grace, the Story and Recipes of a Small Town Restaurant and This Immeasurable Place: Food and Farming from the Edge of Wilderness. Lavinia introduced the reissued e-book edition of Edith Wharton’s classic travelogue, A Motor-Flight Through France, and her work has appeared in many print and online publications, including Tin House, Post Road, Yoga Journal, Sunset, Inkwell Journal, Off Assignment, The Guardian UK, San Francisco magazine, Airbnb magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, World Hum. Her essays have been anthologized in An Innocent Abroad (Lonely Planet), Days Like This (Independent Bookstore Day), and The Best Travel Writing, volumes 9 and 10. Lavinia teaches writing workshops and is available for speaking engagements, storytelling workshops for businesses, private editing, and coaching. She is a member of the San Francisco’s Writers’ Grotto and Peauxdunque Writers’ Alliance, a faculty member of the annual Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference, and co-founder of the award-winning monthly travel reading series Weekday Wanderlust. She lives in New Orleans.

Each instant is a place we’ve never been.” –Mark Strand