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.



Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers, that the mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy