James OReilly

About James O'Reilly

James O’Reilly, publisher of Travelers’ Tales, was born in Oxford, England, and raised in San Francisco. He’s visited fifty countries and lived in four, along the way meditating with monks in Tibet, participating in West African voodoo rituals, rafting the Zambezi, and hanging out with nuns in Florence and penguins in Antarctica. He travels whenever he can with his wife and their three daughters. They live in Leavenworth, Washington and Palo Alto, California, where they also publish art games and books for children at Birdcage Press (birdcagepress.com).

The Best Travel Writing 2009

The-Best-Travel Writing-2008“Travelers’ Tales books luxuriate in that complicated, beautiful, shadowy place where the best stories begin, and the most compelling characters roam free.” —ForeWord Magazine With an Introduction by Tony Perrottet The Best Travel Writing 2009 is the sixth volume in the annual Travelers’ Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world’s best travel writing—from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. These 29 stories cover the globe, from riding horseback across Mongolia to discovering Hemingway’s ghost in Cuba to driving the long red road through equatorial Africa. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine.

The Best Travel Writing 2008

The-Best-Travel Writing-2008“Travelers’ Tales books luxuriate in that complicated, beautiful, shadowy place where the best stories begin, and the most compelling characters roam free.” —ForeWord Magazine With an Introduction by Sara Wheeler. The Best Travel Writing 2008 is the fifth volume in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing—from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. These 29 stories cover the globe, from discovering a piece of the past in Beirut to probing the layers of Flamenco in Spain to submitting to psychic surgery in the Philippines. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine.

The Best Travel Writing 2007

The-Best-Travel-Writing 2007“Travelers’ Tales books luxuriate in that complicated, beautiful, shadowy place where the best stories begin, and the most compelling characters roam free.” —ForeWord Magazine The Best Travel Writing 2007 is the fourth volume in the annual best Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing—from Nobel Prize winners to emerging writers. These 29 stories cover the globe, from probing the depths of a culture in Jerusalem to riding the rails in India and trying to save a life in Costa Rica. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, absolute hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine.

30 Days in Italy

30italy_s Escape to Italy! What would you do if you were sentenced to 30 days abroad? We can’t all be shipped off for a month, but whether you have 30 days off or just a few, these 30 true stories of other travelers will give you ideas of where to go, what to do, and what it’s like to be there. What would you do if you were sentenced to 30 days abroad? We can’t all be shipped off for a month, but whether you have 30 days off or just a few, these 30 true stories of other travelers will give you ideas of where to go, what to do, and what it’s like to be there.

The Best Travel Writing 2006

The-Best-Travel-Writing-2005 —ForeWord Magazine “Even as a veteran traveler, I found new revelations here.” —Herbert Gold, from the Introduction The Best Travel Writing 2006 is the third volume in the annual best Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing—from Nobel Prize winners to emerging writers. These 33 stories cover the globe, from sailing with pirates in the Java Sea to surviving a sandstorm in the Sahara and wrestling with sex addiction in Thailand. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, absolute hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine.