The Best Women s Travel Writing 2008

The Best Women s Travel Writing 2008

I imagine myself back in the rooftop restaurant as a divorcee. The scene is the
same, but I am restless, edgy. The two single men? Are they looking at me? Are
they wearing wedding rings? Kam Tin helped a great deal. He wasn't the only
one, ...

Author: Lucy McCauley

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361782

Category: Travel

Page: 330

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Women have been writing about their travels for generations, putting a uniquely feminine slant on life on the road and the people and places they encounter along the way. The third entry in Travelers’ Tales acclaimed annual series, The Best Women's Travel Writing 2008 presents exciting, uplifting, and unforgettable adventures from women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new people, places, and facets of themselves. Combining lively storytelling and compelling narrative with a woman's perspective, the stories — most published here for the first time — make the reader laugh, cry, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn’t. Eclectic themes including solo journeys, family travel, romance, spiritual growth, strange foods, and even stranger people, inspire women to plan their next great journeys.
Categories: Travel

The Best Women s Travel Writing 2009

The Best Women s Travel Writing 2009

Women's. Travel. Literature. from. Travelers'. Tales. 100 Places Every Woman
Should Go 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go The Best Women's
Travel Writing 2008 The Best Women's Travel Writing 2007 The Best Women's
Travel ...

Author: Lucy McCauley

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781932361995

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 564

This best-selling, award-winning series presents the finest accounts of women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples — and themselves. The common threads connecting the stories are a woman’s perspective and lively storytelling to make the reader laugh, cry, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn’t. From breaking the gender barrier on a soccer field in Kenya to learning the art of French cooking in a damp cellar in the Loire Valley to hitchhiking through Mexico in the 1960s, the points of view and perspectives are global and the themes eclectic, 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.
Categories: Travel

Best Women s Travel Writing 2009

Best Women s Travel Writing 2009

100 Places Every Woman Should Go 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should
Go The Best Women's Travel Writing 2008 The Best Women's Travel Writing
2007 The Best Women's Travel Writing 2006 The Best Women's Travel Writing
2005 ...

Author: Lucy McCauley

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458726407

Category:

Page: 424

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Since the publication of A Woman's World in 1995, Travelers' Tales has been publishing award-winning books by and for women. We continue this tradition with The Best Women's Travel Writing 2009, the fifth collection in our annual series guaranteed to inspire women to take their first trip-or to continue exploring the world with wit, soul, and verve, as so many adventurous women do each and every day. This best-selling, award-winning series presents the finest accounts of women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples - and themselves. The common threads connecting the stories are a woman's perspective and lively storytelling to make the reader laugh, cry, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn't. From breaking the gender barrier on a soccer field in Kenya to learning the art of French cooking in a damp cellar in the Loire Valley to hitchhiking through Mexico in the 1960s, the points of view and perspectives are global and the themes eclectic, 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 2009:In Kenya, an American woman breaks the gender barrier on the soccer field. In the damp cellar of a Loire Valley chateaux, an American learns French and the art of """"creative"""" cooking. In Newfoundland, a kayaker gets up close and personal with icebergs and whales. An intrepid traveler canoes down the Amazon-at night. A 40-something motorbike rider braves a 1,550-mile race through China. In the Bahaman resort Atlantis, three sisters become seduced by the """"hyperreal""""-and remember the art of play. ...and much more.
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The Best Travel Writing 2009

The Best Travel Writing 2009

... South Pacific, Tuscany Women's Travel 100 Places Every Woman Should Go,
The Best Women's Travel Writing, A Woman's Asia, A Woman's Europe, Her Fork
in the Road, A Woman's Path, A Woman's Passion for Travel, A Woman's World, ...

Author: James O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781932361988

Category: Travel

Page: 376

View: 295

The points of view and perspectives in The Best Travel Writing 2009 are global, and the themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity, misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. Reading these stories is like sitting in a cafe filled with fellow travelers swapping tales about past adventures and ideas on where to head next. This edition takes the reader on a harrowing raft ride off the coast of Panama, on a whirlwind tour from Florence to Santorini, into the wilds of Patagonia, and to a colorful village in Ghana.
Categories: Travel

The Best Women s Travel Writing 2010

The Best Women s Travel Writing 2010

“Design a Vagina” by Johanna Gohmann was first published on YourTango.com
in September 2009. Published with permission from the author. Copyright © 2009
by Johanna Gohmann. “Bosnian Blues” by Landon Spencer published with ...

Author: Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781932361902

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 371

Since publishing the original edition of A Woman’s World in 1995, Travelers’ Tales has been the recognized leader in women’s travel literature. The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010 is the sixth book in an annual series that presents 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 woman’s perspective and fresh, compelling storytelling to make the reader laugh, weep, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn’t. In The Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 readers will discover the hidden magic of Flamenco in Spain, walk the night and its terrors in Benin, have an excellent last day in Costa Rica, poke their way into the psyche of a security agent in Kabul, learn something new about death and Mexico in San Miguel de Allende, travel the darker side of the Hawaiian fantasy, draw a map of Argentinian tango, meet the best people in the world in Zimbabwe...and much more.
Categories: Travel

The Best American Travel Writing 2009

The Best American Travel Writing 2009

He was a foreign correspondent for more than a decade before becoming acting
foreign editor on September 11 ... has selected him for four Harold Hirsch awards
for feature magazine writing , and he has received a Lowell Thomas Award ... Her
other honors include a lifetime achievement award from the University of
California , Santa Barbara , and the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's
Leadership .

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 0618858660

Category: Travel

Page: 351

View: 285

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.
Categories: Travel

The History of British Women s Writing 1920 1945

The History of British Women s Writing  1920 1945

Kaplan, Cora, Salt and Bitter and Good: Three Centuries of English and
American Women Poets (New York and London: Paddington Press ... Kent,
Sylvia, The Woman Writer (Stroud: History Press, 2009). ... 'Under Suspicion: The
Plotting of Britain in World WarII Detective Spy Fiction', inIntermodernism: Literary
Culture in ...

Author: M. Joannou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137292179

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

View: 925

Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Categories: Social Science

The Writer s Way

The Writer s Way

This text recognizes that students learn best by doing--and writers learn best when inspired by compelling reasons to write, aided by s

Author: Jack Rawlins

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780618958429

Category: Reference

Page: 448

View: 635

Based on a "whole language approach," The Writer's Way is a dynamic, process-centered paperback rhetoric with readings. This text recognizes that students learn best by doing--and writers learn best when inspired by compelling reasons to write, aided by s
Categories: Reference

The Best Travel Writing 2008

The Best Travel Writing 2008

... South Pacific, Tuscany Women's Travel 100 Places Every Woman Should Go,
The Best Women's Travel Writing, A Woman's Asia, A Woman's Europe, Her Fork
in the Road, A Woman's Path, A Woman's Passion for Travel, A Woman's World, ...

Author: James O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781932361698

Category: Travel

Page: 328

View: 503

Since 1993, readers have looked to Travelers' Tales for award-winning stories about the world, adventure, spirituality, and the transformative experiences that accompany life on the road. The Best Travel Writing 2008 is the fifth volume in the series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — much of it never before published — from Nobel Prize winners to up-and-coming new writers. The stories provide a perspective and depth of understanding that can only come from people who have actually been there, and encompass everything from high adventure to misadventure, spiritual growth to romance, service to humanity to encounters with exotic cuisines. Reading the book is like sitting in a café filled with fellow travelers, swapping tales about destinations near and far — readers emerge changed, eager for more, and ready to plan their next trips.
Categories: Travel

100 Places in the USA Every Woman Should Go

100 Places in the USA Every Woman Should Go

100 Places in the USA Every Woman Should Go is a lively and highly subjective collection of places that will educate, illuminate, entertain, challenge, or otherwise appeal to women of all kinds.

Author: Sophia Dembling

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781609520892

Category: Travel

Page: 350

View: 703

100 Places in the USA Every Woman Should Go is a lively and highly subjective collection of places that will educate, illuminate, entertain, challenge, or otherwise appeal to women of all kinds. From historic (such as the Women's Rights National Historic Park) to kitschy (SPAM museum), these places and activities provide a wide-angle view of all that makes America, America.
Categories: Travel

Not So Innocent Abroad

Not So Innocent Abroad

In contrast to most scholarly publications that primarily focus on travel literature of former colonial nations, this volume includes a broader range of travelogues depicting cultures worldwide, spanning from the eighteenth to the twenty ...

Author: Ulrike Brisson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133014386

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

View: 254

With its specific focus on the connections between politics, travel, and travel writing, Not So Innocent Abroad offers a fresh approach to the study of travel literature. The authors make clear that travel and travel writing are never an â oeinnocentâ enterprise; rather, journeying always occurs within political systems, and travel writing either reflects the travelerâ (TM)s political stance, includes political aspects of foreign cultures, or directly or indirectly influences political decisions. In contrast to most scholarly publications that primarily focus on travel literature of former colonial nations, this volume includes a broader range of travelogues depicting cultures worldwide, spanning from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. It thus offers with its comparative approach not only a geographically wide selection but also an historical dimension to the political aspects of travel writing. Although most travel literature generally has followed the Horatian principle to instruct and delight the armchair traveler, the authors of this volume clearly address the broader political implications of travel and travel writing within networks of â oenakedâ politics, such as international or interior conflicts, emigration laws, or national propaganda. They also reveal how insidiously political messages are dissimulated through travel writing.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Women Writing Letters Celebrating the Art Season 2

Women Writing Letters  Celebrating the Art Season 2

Library Association's Children's Book of the Year 2011, and her inspirational
book for adults, RIVER: We Are Ever The Masterpiece. ... for the Gerald Lampert
Award for “Best First Book of Poetry Published in Canada,” and the City of
Toronto Book Award. ... She won a National Magazine award for travel writing in
2002, and received an Ontario Arts Council "Writers Work in Progress" Grant in
2009.

Author: Tara Goldstein

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304708991

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 106

View: 154

Women Writing Letters Season 2 is a compilation of letters written by women on the themes of god, spirituality, adolescence, love, identity, working, and giving and receiving gifts. The letters were originally performed throughout Season 2 of the Women Writing Letters events hosted in Toronto. The event is produced by independent theatre company Gailey Road Productions which is also based in Toronto.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Motor Flight Through France

A Motor Flight Through France

She is also the series editor of The Best Women’s Travel Writing.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Restless Books

ISBN: 9781632060013

Category: Travel

Page: 253

View: 848

"Those who have been charmed with Mrs. Wharton's novels will not be disappointed by her venture into the unfamiliar role of a travel writer." —New York Times, 1908 A trailblazer among American women at the turn of the century, Edith Wharton set out in the newly invented "motor-car" to explore the cities and countryside of France. As the Whartons embark on three separate journeys through the country in 1906 and 1907, accompanied first by Edith’s brother, Harry Jones, and then by Henry James, Edith is enamored by the freedom that this new form of transport has given her. With a keen eye for architecture and art, and the engrossing style that would later earn her a Pulitzer Prize in fiction, Wharton writes about places that she previously “yearned for from the windows of the train." A Motor-Flight Through France captures the riches and charm of France during the Belle Époque in gorgeous, romantic prose. With the automobile in its infancy, Wharton experienced the countryside as few people ever had, liberated from the tedium and passivity of train travel. “The motor-car has restored the romance of travel,” she writes. Seeing through Wharton’s eyes, readers are sure to have their own appreciation for the road trip reawakened. Now published for the first time as an illustrated ebook with photographs reproduced directly from the 1908 first edition, with a new introduction by acclaimed travel writer Lavinia Spalding, the Restless Books edition of A Motor-Flight Through France kicks off an eye-opening new series of women writing about travel, with fresh introductions by some of our best contemporary travel writers. This overlooked classic will inspire current and future generations of readers and adventurers. Praise for A Motor-Flight Through France "Edith Wharton's graceful sentences create dramatic, populous tableaux and peel back layer after layer of artifice and pretense, of what we say and how we wish to appear, revealing the hidden kernel of what human beings are like, alone and together." —Francine Prose, New York Review of Books "Those who have been charmed with Mrs. Wharton's novels will not be disappointed by her venture into the unfamiliar role of a travel writer." —New York Times (1908) "Wharton's reflections will still charm those who've been and those who dream. A nice addition to American literature as well as travel collections." —Library Journal "A portrait of a long-forgotten France, a country that, when Wharton ranged over it in her 1904 Panhard-Levassor, was largely unchanged from medieval times." —New York Times Book Review Edith Wharton (1862–1937) was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Having grown up in an upper-class, tightly controlled society known as “Old New York” at a time when women were discouraged from achieving anything beyond a proper marriage, Wharton broke through these strictures to become one of that society’s fiercest critics as well as one of America’s greatest writers. The author of more than 40 books in 40 years, Wharton’s oeuvre includes classic works of American literature such as The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, The Age of Innocence, and Ethan Frome, as well as authoritative works on architecture, gardens, interior design, and travel. Lavinia Spalding is a writer, editor, teacher, and lapsed luddite. She’s the author of Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler, named one of the best travel books of 2009 by the LA Times, and With a Measure of Grace: The Story and Recipes of a Small Town Restaurant. She is also the series editor of The Best Women’s Travel Writing. Lavinia is a regular contributor to Yoga Journal, and her work has appeared in many print and online publications, including Sunset, Post Road, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco magazine, Tin House, Gadling, Overnight Buses, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and The Best Travel Writing Volume 9. Lavinia lives in San Francisco, where she’s a resident of the Writers’ Grotto and co-founder of the award-winning monthly travel reading series Weekday Wanderlust.
Categories: Travel

A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbean

A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbean

... South Pacific,Tuscany Women's Travel 100 Places Every Woman Should Go,
The Best Women's Travel Writing, A Woman's Asia, A Woman's Europe, Her Fork
in the Road, A Woman's Path, A Woman's Passion for Travel, A Woman's World, ...

Author: Gary Buslik

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781932361728

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 801

"If you look at a map, you will see that the island chain known as the Caribbean, or, to confuse you, the West Indies, lies between Florida and South America and resembles a string of gems or possibly drool." And so begins author Gary Buslik's tale of tropical adventure. Each chapter of this often hilarious and sometimes poignant travelogue recounts another island-hopping, culture-clashing crisis that pits the homesick author against falling coconuts, hospitals that remove wrong organs, insects as big and dangerous as stealth bombers, ticket agents that put him on hold for hours, mysteriously calculated currency exchanges, over-proofed rum, livestock, singing Rastafarians, garbage-bin sex, peanut-crazed children, Idi Amin, flesh-eating monkeys, dentists, cricket, steel drum bands, and the French. Fortunately, even when making fun of his West Indian hosts, the curmudgeonly author's essential good nature and devotion to his wife twinkle through, and in the end his stubborn geocentricity gives way to a heartfelt appreciation of his island hosts.
Categories: Humor

Marco Polo Didn t Go There

Marco Polo Didn t Go There

Stories and Revelations from One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer Rolf
Potts ... Pilgrimage Women's Travel 100 Places Every Woman Should Go, The
Best Women's Travel Writing, A Woman's Asia, A Woman's Europe, Her Fork in
the ...

Author: Rolf Potts

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781932361711

Category: Travel

Page: 344

View: 736

Marco Polo Didn’t Go There is a collection of rollicking travel tales from a young writer USA Today has called “Jack Kerouac for the Internet Age.” For the past ten years, Rolf Potts has taken his keen postmodern travel sensibility into the far fringes of five continents for such prestigious publications as National Geographic Traveler, Salon.com, and The New York Times Magazine. This book documents his boldest, funniest, and most revealing journeys—from getting stranded without water in the Libyan desert, to crashing the set of a Leonardo DiCaprio movie in Thailand, to learning the secrets of Tantric sex in a dubious Indian ashram. Marco Polo Didn’t Go There is more than just an entertaining journey into fascinating corners of the world. The book is a unique window into travel writing, with each chapter containing a “commentary track”—endnotes that reveal the ragged edges behind the experience and creation of each tale. Offbeat and insightful, this book is an engrossing read for students of travel writing as well as armchair wanderers.
Categories: Travel

Cruise Confidential

Cruise Confidential

... South Pacific, Tuscany Women's Travel 100 Places Every Woman Should Go,
The Best Women's Travel Writing, A Woman's Asia, A Woman's Europe, Her Fork
in the Road, A Woman's Path, A Woman's Passion for Travel, A Woman's World, ...

Author: Brian David Bruns

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781932361704

Category: Humor

Page: 384

View: 329

In Cruise Confidential, Brian David Bruns spills the dirt — or in this case, the dirty water — on those romantic, fun-filled vacations at sea. His hilarious chronicle of the year he spent working for Carnival Cruise Lines takes readers down into the areas where the crew works and lives, leaving readers gasping with laughter as they’re assaulted nonstop with events that range from the absurd to the utterly bizarre. Stewards fighting over food. Cutlery allowances and other nonsensical rules. What the crew calls those onboard (no, it’s not “passengers”). And of course, the sex. An abundance of ready, willing, and able bodies eager for action on a vessel replete with nooks and crannies leads to love in some mighty strange, and seemingly impossible, places. Breezy, entertaining, and informative, Cruise Confidential is essential reading for those planning a cruise or for anyone who just needs a good laugh.
Categories: Humor

Bibliographic Index

Bibliographic Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105211722868

Category: Bibliographical literature

Page: 26

View: 166

Categories: Bibliographical literature

The Best American Travel Writing 2012

The Best American Travel Writing 2012

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

Author: William T. Vollmann

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547808970

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 231

View: 326

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.
Categories: Literary Collections