Edited by Lucy McCauley, Amy G. Carlson, and Jennifer Leo

Including stories by Anne Lamott, Maya Angelou, Sue Bender, Diane Ackerman, Joan Halifax, Linda Ellerbee, Kim Chernin, Natalie Goldberg, and many more

“A thought-provoking collection of essays brimming with soul.”
—Travel + Life

It has been said that women travel differently than men, and the 32 riveting stories in A Woman’s Path help to prove this theory. Many women travel to connect with something greater, to recharge or transform, or to find a peace on the road that eludes them at home. A Woman’s Path is a newly updated collection of stories that speak to all those who travel in search of enjoyment, discovery, and spiritual awakenings.

Around the globe and across religions, the stories in this collection touch on common themes: opening up, letting go, and finding inner peace. Readers will meet fascinating characters and experience the rush of transformation in places as varied as the Peruvian Andes, the African desert, the Irish countryside, and the Appalachian Trail. A Woman’s Path includes riveting personal accounts by some of today’s most talented female writers.

In A Woman’s Path readers will:

  • Swim with dolphins in the Bahamas with Diane Ackerman as she forges an inexplicable connection between species
  • Fast with Emily Zuzik during Ramadan and get caught in a cranky and easily agitated crowd
  • Take on the challenge of Colorado River white water with Linda Ellerbeeas she reveals her struggle with breast cancer
  • Discover that you can be a foreigner in your own backyard with Natalie Goldberg
  • Encounter one of life’s small miracles with Anne Lamott at 35,000 feet
  • …and much more.

About the editors

Lucy McCauley is the editor of Women in the Wild and Travelers’ Tales Spain. Her writing has appeared in such publications as The Atlantic Monthly, Los Angeles Times, Harvard Review, Fast Company, and several Travelers’ Tales books. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

Amy G. Carlson is the co-editor of Travelers’ Tales Japan and The Gift of Birds.She lives with her husband in Leavenworth, Washington.

Jennifer Leo is the editor of the humor book Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures, and her writing has appeared in Wild Writing Women: Stories of World Travel, A Woman’s Passion for Travel, The Adventure of Food, Lonely Planet World Food Guide Hong Kong, and BootsnAll.com. She divides her time between San Francisco, California and Portland, Oregon.

About Travelers’ Tales

Founded in 1993, Travelers’ Tales publishes the best in travel writing from world-famous authors and new and emerging writers. Our goal is to inspire and enlighten readers through true stories by travelers who have explored the depths of their experiences. The series includes: country and regional guides; books which explore the themes of women’s travel, spirituality, food, humor, and adventure; travel advice books; Footsteps: The Soul of Travel, a series of single-author travel narratives; and Travelers’ Tales Classics, a series which introduces out-of-print favorites of travel literature to a new audience.

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A Woman’s Path: Women’s Best Spiritual Travel Writing (Updated)
Edited by Lucy McCauley, Amy G. Carlson, and Jennifer Leo
Travelers’ Tales, August 2003
$16.95, Trade Paperback, 266 pages, 5 1/8″ x 8″
ISBN: 1-932361-00-6