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, and With a Measure of Grace, the Story and Recipes of a Small Town Restaurant, and she introduced the recently reissued e-book edition of Edith Wharton’s classic travelogue, A Motor-Flight Through France. 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 UK, Tin House, Post Road, Gadling, Overnight Buses, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and The Best Travel Writing. 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 South 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 a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new place.” –Washington Irving