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 introduced the e-book edition of Edith Wharton’s classic travelogue, A Motor-Flight Through France, and she has contributed to such publications as AFAR, Longreads, Tin House, Y oga Journal, Sunset, AirBnB magazine, Ms., Post Road, Inkwell, The Bold Italic, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian UK, and The Best Travel Writing. Her work has won gold Lowell Thomas and Solas awards, has been recognized in The Best American Travel Writing and has been written about in The New Yorker and The New York Times. Lavinia teaches writing workshops around the world and is available for speaking engagements, corporate storytelling classes, private editing, consulting, and coaching. She is a member of The Writers Grotto and Peauxdunque Writers’ Alliance. She lives in New Orleans. Watch Lavinia’s TEDx talk here, and sign up to receive occasional updates here.

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” –Miriam Beard