The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 8

Winner: ForeWord Book of the Year Honorary Mention, 2013

The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 8

True Stories From Around The World

Edited by Lavinia Spalding

The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 8

Any woman whose passport has been stamped a few times knows the surest method of keeping her travel fire alive: by reading and telling stories from the road, passing them along like a torch in a relay race.

From Travelers’ Tales comes The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 8: True Stories from Around the World—the eighth collection in the annual best-selling, award-winning series that invites readers to ride shotgun alongside intrepid female nomads as they travel the world to discover new places, people, and facets of themselves. The stories in this year’s edition are as diverse as the geographic locations, the common thread being fresh, compelling storytelling from a woman’s perspective aimed at making readers laugh, weep, wish they were there, or be glad they weren’t.

In The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 8, readers will:

  • Fend off angry bulls on a mountaintop in Kyrgyzstan
  • Start a new life in a boat on the Ganges
  • Climb the Great Wall with a 9-month-old and a 91-year-old
  • Battle it out with an alter ego in a jungle in Mexico
  • Learn about survival in a slum in Rio de Janeiro
  • Walk the Camino de Santiago from France to Spain
  • Find romance in a strip club in Oman and a boat in Belize
  • Discover family in Sicily, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Zambia

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