Since publishing the original edition of "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 eighth in an annual series"The Best Women's Travel Writing"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. 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.
About the Author
Lavinia Spalding is the author of "Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler," and coauthor of "With a Measure of Grace: The Story and Recipes of a Small Town Restaurant." Her work has also appeared in such publications as "Sunset Magazine, Yoga Journal, Inkwell, " and "Post Road Magazine." She grew up in New Hampshire and Flagstaff, Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona creative writing program. She has kept travel journals throughout thirty countries on five continents.