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100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, 3rd Edition

100italy_s“Makes me want to pack my bag and follow Van Allen’s alluring suggestions...she reveals an intimacy with Italy and a honed sense of adventure. Andiamo!” —Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun.

Imagine creating your Italian dream vacation with a fun-loving savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear. Go along with writer Susan Van Allen on a femme-friendly ride up and down the boot, to explore this extraordinarily enchanting country where Venus (Vixen Goddess of Love and Beauty) and The Madonna (Nurturing Mother of Compassion) reign side-by-side. With humor, passion, and practical details, this uniquely anecdotal guidebook will enrich your Italian days.

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalog, Gift Books, Home slider, New Book, Susan Van Allen, Travel Advice, Travel Guides, Women's Travel|Comments Off on 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, 3rd Edition

100 Places in Spain Every Woman Should Go

100spain_front-cover-highDISCOVER SPAIN'S BEST PLACES FOR WOMEN

Patricia Harris began her love affair with Spain shortly after the death of dictator Francisco Franco, and she has since witnessed the country’s amazing renaissance in art, culture, and cuisine. Drawing on three decades of intimate acquaintance, she leads readers down to the docks of fishing villages, along twisting mountain roads, into the shoe outlets of Elche, out to the muddy saffron fields of La Mancha. She takes you through the streets of Sevilla, Madrid, Barcelona, and San Sebastian to dark flamenco clubs, sybaritic public baths, endlessly inventive tapas bars, design shops full of mantillas and fans, and into a brightly tiled chocolatería for hot chocolate and churros at 3 a.m.

Harris explores art from Velázquez to Picasso, architecture from the phantasmagoria of Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia to the cool suspension spans of Santiago Calatrava. She tells tales of formidable Spanish women, from a fourth-century b.c. goddess to a queen who wrested Spain from the Moors, and to twenty-first-century winemakers who have elevated Spain’s Toro and Rueda onto the world stage. Literary, sexy, whimsical, and spiritual, 100 Places in Spain Every Woman Should Go is for the smart and curious traveler who wants to see Spain, her way.

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: Catalog, Home slider, New Book, Patricia Harris, Recently Released, Spirituality, Travel Advice, Travel Guides, Women's Travel|Comments Off on 100 Places in Spain Every Woman Should Go

Wings

Wings front cover-10.15-webWings is a love story of France, a blend of travel writing and memoir that reveals the country's art, cuisine, history, and traditions through encounters with characters such as Winged Victory, Claude Monet, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Coco Chanel, and a mélange of writers, filmmakers, and friends. Erin Byrne goes deep to discover little-known aspects of French culture and by doing so, uncovers long-buried qualities of herself. She is transformed and her stories may transform you.

“A reverie-inducing glimpse of past and present France.” —Phil Cousineau, author of The Book of Roads

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: Catalog, Erin Byrne, Footsteps, Gift Books, Home slider, New Book, Spirituality, Women's Travel|Comments Off on Wings

100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go

100 Places Greece_front cover webDiscover Greece’s Best Places for Women

With style, intelligence, and personal anecdotes gleaned from years of working in Greece, archaeologist and award-winning writer Amanda Summer is your personal guide to the best of Greece. In crisp and often humorous storytelling she introduces you to the temples, shrines, grottoes, and churches of this magnificent country, intricately weaving in stories of the women—from goddesses of mythology Athena, Artemis, and Aphrodite to goddesses of cinema and the arts Melina Mercouri, Irini Papas, and Maria Callas—who have molded the history and culture of Greece itself.

By | March 6th, 2016|Categories: Catalog, Gift Books, Home slider, New Book, Spirituality, Travel Advice, Travel Guides, Women's Travel|Comments Off on 100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go

The Soul of Place

The Soul of Place In this engaging creative writing workbook, novelist and poet Linda Lappin presents a series of insightful exercises to help writers of all genres—literary travel writing, memoir, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction—discover imagery and inspiration in the places they love. Lappin departs from the classical concept of the Genius Loci, the indwelling spirit residing in every landscape, house, city, or forest—to argue that by entering into contact with the unique energy and identity of a place, writers can access an inexhaustible source of creative power. The Soul of Place provides instruction on how to evoke that power.

By | February 8th, 2016|Categories: Catalog, Home slider, New Book, Spirituality, Women's Travel|Comments Off on The Soul of Place

100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go

100pfrance_s "A necessary indulgence for even the most jaded Francophile." —Kate Betts, author of Everyday Icon: Michele Obama and the Power of Style

With intelligence, style, and depth, Marcia DeSanctis offers insight and advice to every France-obsessed woman, whether she's a first-time traveler to Paris or the most sophisticated Francophile. In 100 luminous vignettes on the country's most alluring places, DeSanctis leads us through vineyards, markets, architectural treasures, beach idylls, and contemplates hikes from Biarritz to Normandy, Antibes to Chamonix. Along the way, she tells of fascinating women who have changed the destiny of France—from Marie Curie, Empress Josephine, and Joan of Arc to Audrey Hepburn and Édith Piaf. From sexy to literary, spiritual to gorgeous, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is for the smart and curious traveler who wants to see France, her way.

By | February 7th, 2016|Categories: Catalog, Gift Books, Home slider, New Book, Travel Advice, Travel Guides, Women's Travel|Comments Off on 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go

50 Places in Rome, Florence, and Venice Every Woman Should Go

50rome_s.gif “Makes me want to pack my bag and follow Van Allen's alluring suggestions. Andiamo!” —Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun

“Van Allen warms the room with her memories and imagination...precise and true.” —The New York Times

Following the critically acclaimed 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, Susan Van Allen adds new gems to her selection of the best spots for female travelers in Italy’s most popular cities, along with enticing Golden Day itineraries to make vacation dreams come true. Like a savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear, she guides readers to masterpieces where women are glorified—from Rome’s Pieta to Florence’s Birth of Venus and to best spots for wine tasting, chocolate, gelato, artisan shopping experiences to meet leather craftsmen or glass blowers, and places for adventures such as rolling pasta or rowing like a gondolier. She provides fresh, practical tips giving readers an insider’s secrets on what to pack, the best places to get their hair styled, and how to shop for bargain souvenirs.

By | January 19th, 2016|Categories: Catalog, Gift Books, Home slider, New Book, Travel Advice, Travel Guides, Women's Travel|Comments Off on 50 Places in Rome, Florence, and Venice Every Woman Should Go

The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 10

bwtwv10_s“Tell me,” poet Mary Oliver once wrote, “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Oliver’s quote opens the The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 10: True Stories from Around the World. And to answer the question, thirty celebrated and emerging writers invite you to ride shotgun as they travel the globe to discover new places, people, and facets of themselves. The essays are as diverse as the destinations, the common thread being fresh, compelling storytelling that will make you laugh, weep, wish you were there, or thank your lucky stars you weren’t. The Best Women’s Travel Writing speaks to the reasons why we travel—and how travel changes our lives.

By | December 13th, 2014|Categories: Adventure, Catalog, New Book, Spirituality, Travel Guides, Women's Travel|Comments Off on The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 10

100 Places in the USA Every Woman Should Go

100usa_sSeeking an unusual place to escape with friends? Want to indulge in a perfect hot spring or mountain retreat? Hoping to gain perspective by exploring women's history or touring a quirky museum? 100 Places in the USA Every Woman Should Go will both inspire and compel you to hit the road—in a group, with a friend, or solo. Divided into sections such as "Get to Know America," "Americans’ History," "Participate," and "X (Chromosome) Rated," this guidebook unveils places you've never heard of and gives you a new outlook on places you think you know. It illuminates attractions close to home and reminds you why it's time to plan that special trip far away.

By | May 5th, 2014|Categories: Catalog, New Book, Travel Advice, Travel Guides, Women's Travel|Comments Off on 100 Places in the USA Every Woman Should Go

The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 9

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. The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 9 does this and more: it invites readers to ride shotgun alongside intrepid female nomads as they travel the globe to discover new places, people, and facets of themselves. The stories in this edition are as diverse as the destinations, the common thread being fresh, compelling storytelling that will make you laugh, weep, wish you were there, or be glad you weren’t.

By | August 5th, 2013|Categories: Catalog, Travel Guides, Women's Travel|Comments Off on The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 9

Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana

iguan_s Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana is the 9th book in the best-selling Travelers' Tales humor series, which began with There's No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled and blossomed into a classic "underwear" women's humor series, including Sand in My Bra and The Thong Also Rises. This laugh-out-loud collection will resonate with experienced travelers and novices alike and includes hilarious misadventures with packing, border crossings, travel fashion, language faux pas, weird food encounters, and romantic overtures abroad.

By | October 5th, 2012|Categories: Catalog, Humor, Women's Travel|Comments Off on Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana

Gutsy Women

gutsy_s Marybeth Bond, editor of Travelers' Tales: A Woman's World (winner of the Lowell Thomas Gold Medal for Best Travel Book) has done it again in this indispensable guide now in its 4th edition with travel tips for women on the road. The book also includes twelve stories from the author's travels. Gutsy Women, Fourth Edition, for novice as well as experienced travelers, provides a wealth of fresh ideas on how to travel safely, comfortably, within your budget, alone, with your mother or children. Sections of the book address: The Older Adventuress, The First Time Traveler, The Solo Traveler, Women's Health and Hygiene, Dining on the Road, and Romance, Loneliness, and Unwelcome Advances. The book is packed with funny, instructive and inspiring travel vignettes from the author and from people like yourself who have traveled a little, or extensively.

By | August 5th, 2012|Categories: Catalog, Previously Released, Travel Advice, Women's Travel|Comments Off on Gutsy Women

The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 8

bwtw2012_sIncludes stories by Susan Orlean, Ann Hood, and Laura Fraser 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, Volume 8, the latest 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.

By | July 5th, 2012|Categories: Adventure, Catalog, Travel Guides, Women's Travel|Comments Off on The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 8

100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, 2nd Edition

100italy_s“Makes me want to pack my bag and follow Van Allen’s alluring suggestions... she reveals an intimacy with Italy and a honed sense of adventure. Andiamo!” — Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun. Imagine creating your Italian dream vacation with a fun-loving savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear. Go along with writer Susan Van Allen on a femme-friendly ride up and down the boot, to explore this extraordinarily enchanting country where Venus (Vixen Goddess of Love and Beauty) and The Madonna (Nurturing Mother of Compassion) reign side-by-side. With humor, passion, and practical details, this uniquely anecdotal guidebook will enrich your Italian days.

By | July 5th, 2012|Categories: Catalog, Gift Books, New Book, Travel Advice, Travel Guides, Women's Travel|Comments Off on 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, 2nd Edition

The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011

bwtw2011_s"Travelers' Tales books luxuriate in that complicated, beautiful, shadowy place where the best stories begin, and the most compelling characters roam free." —ForeWord Magazine 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 2011, the seventh 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.

By | May 5th, 2011|Categories: Adventure, Catalog, Women's Travel|Comments Off on The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011

The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010

bwtw2009_s"Travelers' Tales books luxuriate in that complicated, beautiful, shadowy place where the best stories begin, and the most compelling characters roam free." —ForeWord Magazine 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 2010, the sixth 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.

By | February 5th, 2010|Categories: Adventure, Catalog, Women's Travel|Comments Off on The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010

100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go

100italy_s "This book makes me want to pack my bag with the lightest of clothing and follow Susan Van Allen's alluring suggestions for traveling in Italy. Her knowledge reveals an intimacy with the country and a honed sense of adventure. Andiamo!" — Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun. Imagine creating your Italian dream vacation with a fun-loving savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear. Go along with writer Susan Van Allen on a femme-friendly ride up and down the boot, to explore this extraordinarily enchanting country where Venus (Vixen Goddess of Love and Beauty) and The Madonna (Nurturing Mother of Compassion) reign side-by-side. With humor, passion, and practical details, this uniquely anecdotal guidebook will enrich your Italian days.

By | October 5th, 2009|Categories: Catalog, Food, Gift Books, Spirituality, Travel Advice, Travel Guides, Women's Travel|Comments Off on 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go

The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2009

bwtw2009_s"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 Faith Adiele 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.

By | January 5th, 2009|Categories: Adventure, Catalog, Women's Travel|Comments Off on The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2009

The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2008

bwtw2008_s“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 Linda Ellerbee 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 2008, the fourth 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. These 35 stories cover the globe, from kayaking a wild river in Patagonia, learning to drive a tuk-tuk in Thailand to finding Eros in Venice. The perspectives are global and themes encompass spiritual growth, high adventure, romance, and encounters with exotic cuisine.

By | February 5th, 2008|Categories: Adventure, Catalog, Women's Travel|Comments Off on The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2008

A Woman’s World Again

awwa_s Explore the World in the Company of Women Way back in the ’90s, readers and critics alike loved the stories of women travelers in A Woman’s World, which won a Lowell Thomas Gold Medal for Best Travel Book. Twelve years later, best-selling author and editor Marybeth Bond continues to champion women’s travel in A Woman’s World Again with thirty-three remarkable journeys ranging from the middle of nowhere to middle America. Whether they are exploring identity in Ireland, sharing tea with a carpet seller in Turkey, or apprenticing with the silversmiths of Niger, these women will inspire you to create your own adventures. Learn the samba and keep the rhythm in Brazil, Reach the summit of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Get the makeover of your life from the women of the Dominican Republic, Discover the appeal of the Virgin Mary in Mexico, Encounter an alternative view of death and dying in India, Feel the hunger pangs of Hemingway while studying in Paris, Flirt and get that warm fuzzy feeling on a Sicilian farm…and much more.

By | October 5th, 2007|Categories: Adventure, Catalog, Family Travel, Gift Books, Travel Guides, Women's Travel|Comments Off on A Woman’s World Again

More Sand in My Bra

moresand_sWe giggled all the way to the beach reading Jen Leo’s women’s travel/humor anthology Sand in My Bra, nearly laughed our britches off perusing Whose Panties Are These?, cracked up over The Thong Also Rises, and enjoyed even more hilarity when What Color is Your Jockstrap? transformed the “Leo trio” into a coed quartet. Fans feared that this fabulously funny “Empire of the Underwear” series might come to an end right then and there, but no way Jose! Jen along with fellow travel writer and misadventure enthusiast, Julia Weiler, just couldn't resist all those requests to keep the comedy coming. So slip on your sarong, slap on some sin-block, and get ready for the funniest beach read this season with More Sand in My Bra: Funny Women Write from the Road, Again!

By | May 5th, 2007|Categories: Catalog, Gift Books, Humor, Women's Travel|Comments Off on More Sand in My Bra

The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2007

bwtw2006_s“Travelers’ Tales books luxuriate in that complicated, beautiful, shadowy place where the best stories begin, and the most compelling characters roam free.” —Foreword Magazine 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 2007, the third 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. These 32 stories cover the globe, from wandering the Sinai desert with small children, learning to salsa in Cuba to climbing a volcano in Ecuador. The perspectives are global and themes encompass spiritual growth, high adventure, romance, and encounters with exotic cuisine.

By | April 5th, 2007|Categories: Adventure, Catalog, Spirituality, Women's Travel|Comments Off on The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2007

100 Places Every Woman Should Go

100places_s“An amazing feat…Griest manages to impart the essence of some of the world’s most remarkable places. Reading the book is like catching the colors of a tropical sunset, a whiff of an almost tree in bloom, a hint of a melody from a late night jazz bar.” — Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and author of Broken Open. Seeking the tranquility of a Buddhist meditation center? The raucousness of a rumba club? 100 Places Every Woman Should Go will not only inspire but compel you to hit the road—in a group, with a friend, or solo. Divided into sections such as “Powerful Women and Their Places in History,” “Places of Indulgence,” and “Places of Adventure,” this guidebook includes contact information, resources, and recommended reading. Its “Ten Tips For Wandering Women” features safety advice and pointers on how to stop departing airplanes and avoid getting tossed off Trans-Siberian trains.

By | February 5th, 2007|Categories: Adventure, Catalog, Gift Books, Spirituality, Travel Advice, Travel Guides, Women's Travel|Comments Off on 100 Places Every Woman Should Go

The World Is a Kitchen

kitchen_s“A vicarious delight for the virtual tourist, as well as an inspiration for the most seasoned culinary voyager.” — Mollie Katzen, author of Moosewood Cookbook. Taste the World One Culture at a Time, From the casual cook to the seasoned traveler to the serious gourmand, The World Is a Kitcheninspires its readers to experience food in a new way, exploring new lands, new cultures, and new cuisines. Chefs, travel writers, and dedicated foodies share their unique experiences, transporting readers into kitchens in Morocco, Italy, Belize, Cypress, Kenya, Vietnam, and elsewhere around the world, revealing the diverse traditions of other countries through their cuisine. Explore the gastronomic side of travel through these stories, trying the hard-won and treasured recipes as you go along, and then get ready to plan your own adventure. 37 first-person culinary adventures at cooking schools, on the road, in homes, and B&Bs across the globe. 30 international recipes, including African mafe, Russian pelmeni, Mexican mole verde, and a classic French tarte tatin, Extensive resource section including research tips, cooking schools and classes, culinary tours, internet resources, and recommended reading.

By | August 5th, 2006|Categories: Catalog, Food, Gift Books, Travel Guides, Women's Travel|Comments Off on The World Is a Kitchen

The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2006

bwtw2006_s“Travelers’ Tales books luxuriate in that complicated, beautiful, shadowy place where the best stories begin, and the most compelling characters roam free.” —Foreword Magazine 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 2006, the second 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. These 34 stories cover the globe, from riding on horseback from Senegal to Mali, reclaiming your life on a pilgrimage in Tibet to cooking an unexpected Thanksgiving turkey in Italy. The perspectives are global and themes encompass spiritual growth, high adventure, romance, and encounters with exotic cuisine.

By | June 5th, 2006|Categories: Adventure, Catalog, Women's Travel|Comments Off on The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2006

A Mile in Her Boots

boots_s"A delightful addition to the literature of women and wilderness." — Annick Smith, author of Homestead. Work Awhile on the Wild Side! Beyond the bounds of society’s more common professions, women are tackling tests of courage and stamina. They’re employed as pilots, park rangers, scientists, and smokejumpers, and their work requires the guts to get up in the morning and face whatever whim Mother Nature has to offer. It's not about showing up the guys, the real challenge for these women is breaking ground within themselves because they love what they do. In this unique collection, editor Jennifer Bové introduces you to 28 professional outdoorswomen, each of whom extends her hand and welcomes you to explore the gritty details of her trade. Tighten up your bootlaces and come along!

By | May 5th, 2006|Categories: Adventure, Catalog, Women's Travel|Comments Off on A Mile in Her Boots

Her Fork in the Road

fork_s "An unforgettable taste of the connection between the table and the world." - ALICE WATERS, chef/owner Chez Panisse Women's relationship with food is passionate and obsessive, embracing and comforting, complex and frustrating. This savory sampling of stories—by some of the best writers in and out of the food and travel fields—journeys to the heart of this age-old relationship, taking the reader from the familiar kitchens of contemporary America to the far reaches of the globe. In France, an over-enthusiastic waitress serves M.F.K. Fisher the lunch of a lifetime to sustain her on her walk to Avallon. In Tunisia, Ruth Reichl dines at the home of a local, where the meal is eaten with the hands and a dash of sensuality. And in Fiji, where the women are big and beautiful and walk like royalty, Laurie Gough encounters food as a grand and constant celebration.

By | October 5th, 2005|Categories: Catalog, Food, Previously Released, Women's Travel|Comments Off on Her Fork in the Road

The Thong Also Rises

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Travel girls gone wild! It's not about their underwear, it's about gut-busting adventures. These funny women on the road just can't stop laughing about the global messes they get themselves into. In The Thong Also Rises, Jen Leo brings you dozens of crazy Ms.-Adventures from Egypt to South Dakota and back home again. On a coffee break, right before bed, waiting for the bus, or hiding in the bathroom—howl, cry, guffaw, and commiserate with these adventuresses.
  • Go to the bathroom with a pig in your face with Megan Lyles in India
  • Congratulate the naked bride and groom on Valentine’s Day in Jamaica with Elizabeth Asdorian...

By | August 5th, 2005|Categories: Catalog, Humor, Women's Travel|Comments Off on The Thong Also Rises

The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2005

bwtw_s“Travelers’ Tales books luxuriate in that complicated, beautiful, shadowy place where the best stories begin, and the most compelling characters roam free.” —Foreword Magazine 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 2005, the first collection in an 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. These 30 stories cover the globe, from kayaking 600 miles of the Niger River to Timbuktu to encountering the devil in Malaysia to finding your ancestral home in China. The perspectives are global and themes encompass spiritual growth, high adventure, romance, and encounters with exotic cuisine.

By | June 5th, 2005|Categories: Adventure, Catalog, Women's Travel|Comments Off on The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2005

A Woman’s Passion for Travel

passion_s “Reading this book is dangerous. You’ll quit your job. You’ll cash in your savings—or take out a loan. At the very least, you’ll ache to follow in the footsteps of these fine writers on their exciting travels.” — Lucy Jan Bledsoe, author of Working Parts, Everything feels different on the road. It’s a time to test limits, contemplate life from new angles, or create changes big and small. The women in A Woman’s Passion for Travel do this and more, exploring every corner of the globe and every facet of their characters, accepting challenges and delving beneath the surface of cultures. They find inspiration from other women as they discover themselves and turn old stories into daring new adventures. In this remarkable collection, women of all ages take risks, learn, and embrace the joys of the world. Lighthearted or serious, funny or sad, each story will move you—perhaps even to the road itself.

By | November 5th, 2004|Categories: Catalog, Women's Travel|Comments Off on A Woman’s Passion for Travel

Safety and Security for Women Who Travel

Safety and Security for Women Who Travel"A cache of valuable advice." —The Christian Science Monitor Personal safety is a prime concern for women on the road, and this collection of tips and wisdom gives women the tools they need to be secure, confident travelers. Authors and world travelers Sheila Swan and Peter Laufer help lay to rest fears and provide guidance for women to travel securely anywhere in the world. This book includes helpful and entertaining anecdotes from other women.

By | October 5th, 2004|Categories: Catalog, Travel Advice, Women's Travel|Comments Off on Safety and Security for Women Who Travel

Whose Panties Are These?

panties_sSand in My Bra and Other Misadventures won thousands of fans with its outrageous tales of women’s travels. This new collection from the Mistress of Misadventure, award-winning editor Jennifer L. Leo, is loaded with more hilarious stories from women who have gone to the ends of the earth only to hear the sniggering of the cosmos. From an African village to the Great Wall of China, these stories that weren’t so funny when they happened will prove once again that travel, like laughter, is the best medicine.

  • Discover the sex appeal of a big butt with Wendy Soref in Senegal
  • Board “The Barf Boat” in Cape Verde with Karla Zimmerman
  • Learn Lara Ephron’s secret for keeping perverts at bay on Japanese subways...

By | September 5th, 2004|Categories: Catalog, Humor, Women's Travel|Comments Off on Whose Panties Are These?

A Woman’s Europe

awe_s Winner! Gold Medal for Best Travel Book in the Society of American Travel Writers Western Chapter Awards 2005. Here's what the judges had to say. "In a category filled with transcendent writing, this one stands out because it defies expectation. It deftly avoids the “women’s writing” trap, which produces stories more concerned with the writer’s inner life than with her ostensible subject. This collection more often employs the writer’s sensibility as a filter for conveying the soul of a place—through its castles or its war-torn sidewalks or quirks of its famous citizens, to be sure, but mostly through encounters with its construction workers, pub denizens, landladies and pilgrims. In fact, a couple of these stories border on perfection. And when the story hinges on romance, as many do, we realize before the last page that no matter how enticing the object of affection, the true affair is with this new place, with travel, with life. Refreshing, and masterfully done."

By | July 5th, 2004|Categories: Catalog, Travel Guides, Women's Travel|Comments Off on A Woman’s Europe

A Woman’s Asia

awa_s“Fragrances of frangipani and jasmine, reverberating gongs in golden temples…these worked their way under my skin and into a deeper consciousness. I had fallen under the spell of Asia, and I knew I would always want more.” — Marybeth Bond, from the Introduction. Women have been traveling to Asia in ever-greater numbers for the simple reason that it is the most fascinating continent on earth. From India to China, Japan to Sri Lanka, cultures, cuisines, and adventures form an intoxicating and enlightening web of experiences for women of all ages, interests, and backgrounds.

By | June 5th, 2004|Categories: Catalog, Travel Guides, Women's Travel|Comments Off on A Woman’s Asia

Women in the Wild

wild_s"A spiritual, moving and totally female book to take you around the world and back." —Mademoiselle Building on the phenomenal success of A Woman's World, Women in the Wild shares the adventures of renowned women as they foray into the wilderness—kayaking, flying, swimming, hiking, camping, and climbing their way around the globe. Notable authors include: Alice Walker, Jane Goodall, Robyn Davidson, Gretel Ehrlich, and Annie Dillard.

By | April 5th, 2004|Categories: Adventure, Catalog, Women's Travel|Comments Off on Women in the Wild

A Woman’s Path

path_s Women journey on a variety of paths to understand both the geographical and the spiritual. This remarkable ensemble of women write about their spiritual awakenings, sharing the experiences that led to their spiritual growth and transformation. How difficult it can be to talk about what is spiritual. We experience moments of "connection" to a "higher power"; times of "communion" with what we sometimes call our "soul." Yet the language we use doesn't come close to capturing the depth of the experiences themselves. Almost by definition, what takes place in the spiritual realm eludes description. How difficult it can be to talk about what is spiritual. We experience moments of "connection" to a "higher power"; times of "communion" with what we sometimes call our "soul." Yet the language we use doesn't come close to capturing the depth of the experiences themselves. Almost by definition, what takes place in the spiritual realm eludes description.

By | August 5th, 2003|Categories: Catalog, Recently Released, Spirituality, Women's Travel|Comments Off on A Woman’s Path

A Woman’s World

woman_s Lowell Thomas Award Winner - Best Travel Book Over 70,000 copies sold! These award-winning stories inspire women to set out for adventure and make their dreams real. Notable authors include: Gretel Ehrlich, Robyn Davidson, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Helen Thayer, and Mary Morris. By Marybeth Bond - Years ago two simple magazine articles appeared in Outside and Self magazines about my solo travels in Asia and Africa. They generated an amazing response from female readers. Although my story intrigued them, my intuition told me that what they really wanted was support and encouragement to make their own escapes. Hence this book, which now appears in this updated edition.

By | April 26th, 2003|Categories: Catalog, Women's Travel|Comments Off on A Woman’s World

Sand In My Bra & Other Misadventures

Sand In My Bra & Other MisadventuresFunny Women Have More Fun… Travel isn’t always what we dream it will be, but oh…the stories we can tell later! For the 29 women in this book, packing a sense of humor was essential to the success of their trips. From Australia to Zambia, Thailand to Kuwait, the true stories in Sand in My Bra will not only have you shaking your head in disbelief, they’ll induce smiles, groans, cackles, and guffaws.

By | April 5th, 2003|Categories: Catalog, Gift Books, Humor, Recently Released, Women's Travel|Comments Off on Sand In My Bra & Other Misadventures

Kite Strings of the Southern Cross

kite_s Read an interview with Laurie Gough. This is a passionate journey of love, discovery, and serendipity that radiates from a remote beach in Fiji to the far reaches of the globe. Author Laurie Gough boldly embraces the pilgrimUs road with wisdom beyond her years. Her story is heartwarming, funny, and wise...a profound testament to the lessons of the road. Related Titles: Travelers' Tales: A Mother's World, Travelers' Tales: A Woman's World, Travelers' Tales: Gutsy Women, Travelers' Tales: Gutsy Mamas, Travelers' Tales: Women in the Wild, Safety and Security for Women Who Travel, A Woman's Passion for Travel, Visit Laurie Gough's web site at www.lauriegough.com.

By | January 5th, 2002|Categories: Adventure, Catalog, Footsteps, Women's Travel|Comments Off on Kite Strings of the Southern Cross

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

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From the foremother of today's women travelers--a classic tale from 1878 by the first woman to explore and write about the interior of Japan. Written during a time when women did not travel alone and Japan was still mysterious to most, this is a groundbreaking book-illuminating a side of Japan little known today.

By | October 5th, 2000|Categories: Catalog, Classics, Women's Travel|Comments Off on Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

The Adventure of Food

advenfood_s1From the award-winning editor of Travelers' Tales Food, here is another collection of heart-warming, funny, and sometimes frightening true stories of eating that will make your mouth water while helping you better understand other cultures. Notable authors include: Jeffrey Steingarten, Frances Mayes, Jonathan Raban, John Krich, and Maxine Kumin.

By | October 6th, 1999|Categories: Catalog, Food, Women's Travel|Comments Off on The Adventure of Food

Family Travel

Family TravelDiscover how travel can restore and revitalize family ties, giving us all deeper roots and stronger wings to explore the world. Notable authors include: Paul Reiser, Mary Morris, Tim Parks, Calvin Trillin, Leila Philip, and Michael Crichton.

By | June 5th, 1999|Categories: Catalog, Family Travel, Women's Travel|Comments Off on Family Travel

A Mother’s World

mothers_s Some of America's most intriguing women writers celebrate motherhood on the road. They discover that their children open doors, worlds, and friendships. Notable authors include: Louise Erdrich, Kathleen Dean Moore, Molly O'Neill, Gabriella de Ferrari, and Mary Catherine Bateson.

By | April 5th, 1998|Categories: Catalog, Family Travel, Women's Travel|Comments Off on A Mother’s World

Love & Romance

romance_s This sexy book is packed with personal stories of love, lust, and romance on the road, exploring the places where passion resides. Experience the tender, funny, and sometimes scary side of love in foreign lands and discover why travel can often be the ultimate form of romance. Notable authors in this collection: Mark Salzman, Meredith Maran, David Yeadon, Lucy McCauley, and Pico Iyer.

By | January 5th, 1998|Categories: Catalog, Gift Books, Women's Travel|Comments Off on Love & Romance

Gutsy Mamas

mamas_s This is an indispensable pocket guide for mothers (and grandmothers) on the road, written by Marybeth Bond, the award-winning editor of A Woman's World and A Mother's World. Whether you have infants, toddlers, or teens, you'll be inspired to pack your bags and explore, from weekend trips to overseas odysseys. Related Titles: Travelers' Tales: Gutsy Women, Travelers' Tales: A Woman's World, Safety and Security for Women Who Travel, A Woman's Passion for Travel.

By | November 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalog, Family Travel, Travel Advice, Women's Travel|Comments Off on Gutsy Mamas