The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011

A 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year finalist

The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011

True Stories From Around The World

Edited by Lavinia Spalding

The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011

Since publishing A Woman’s World in 1995, Travelers’ Tales has been the recognized leader in women’s travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Best Travel Writing in 2004, the obvious next step was an annual collection of the best women’s travel writing of the year. This title is the seventh in an annual series—The Best Women’s Travel Writing—that presents inspiring and uplifting adventures from women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples, and facets of themselves.

In The Best Women's Travel Writing 2011, readers will:

  • Have lunch with a mobster in Japan and drinks with an IRA member in Ireland
  • Learn the secrets of flamenco in Spain and the magic of samba in Brazil
  • Deliver a trophy for best testicles in a small town in rural Serbia
  • Fall in love while riding a camel through the Syrian Desert
  • Ski a first descent of over 5,000 feet in Northern India
  • Discover the joy of getting naked in South Korea
  • Leave it all behind to slop pigs on a farm in Ecuador...and much more.

Read the introduction  eBook


A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson