About Sean O'ReillySean O’Reilly is editor-at- large for Travelers’ Tales. He is a former seminarian, stockbroker, and prison instructor who lives in Virginia with his wife and three of their six children. He’s had a lifelong interest in philosophy and theology, and is the author of How to Manage Your Destructive Impulses with Cyber Kinetics and Authority. He is also CEO and founder of the Auriga Distribution Group, Johnny Upright, Fifth Access, and Redbrazil.com, a bookselling site.
Italy is a cultural homeland for all of us in the Western world, even if we are not Italian or of Italian descent. Whether you’ve never been there, or trod Etruscan and Roman soil many times, Italy is a place of a lifetime. No guidebook can quite reveal its secrets, no television documentary the charms
"As entertaining and informative for the armchair traveler as it is for veteran river-rats and canyoneers."
—The Bloomsbury Review
The Grand Canyon is unspeakably beautiful and indeed awesome to even the casual beholder on the Rim. But to those who linger, those who explore beyond the vistas to hike the Canyon's layers or raft the Colorado River in its depths, the Grand Canyon is a temple of personal discovery, a deep Himalaya that can only be experienced to be believed. And experience it you can through the words of our authors, who turn the adage on its head: "A story is worth a thousand pictures."