The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 9

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The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 9

True Stories From Around The Globe

Edited by Lavinia Spalding

The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 9

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

This title is the ninth in the The Best Women’s Travel Writing series, presenting stimulating, inspiring, and uplifting adventures from women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples, and facets of themselves. The common threads connecting these stories are a female perspective and fresh, compelling storytelling to make the reader laugh, weep, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn’t. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes are as eclectic as in all of our books, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine.

In The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 9, readers will:

Featuring stories by Holly Morris, Marcia DeSanctis, Apricot Anderson Irving, Laura Fraser, Amanda Jones, and Laura Resau.

  • Tangle with snakes and alligators in Bangladesh
  • Chase tornadoes with Chinese celebrities
  • Dodge fireballs while half-naked in Ecuador
  • Get stuck in the mud by the Ganges in India
  • Hunt frogs in a Louisiana bayou
  • Get cheerfully deported from South Africa
  • Be transformed by a Mexican revolution
  • Survive close encounters with rhinos in Namibia
  • Experience life under niqab in Egypt
  • Climb a volcano during a hailstorm in Rwanda
  • Find love in a tree house in Laos…and much more.

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson