“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.
About Lucy McCauleyLucy McCauley is coeditor of A Woman's Path and editor of 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. A freelance writer and editor based in Texas, she is a member of the International Womens Writing Guild.
"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.
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.
Journey into Spain with some of the world's best writers, and discover a country of heightened senses, crimson and orange bougainvillea, and air pungent with sizzling olive oil. This updated collection of true stories includes selections by Gabriel García Márquez, Barbara Kingsolver, Calvin Trillin, Jeff Greenwald, Colm Tóibín, Penelope Casas, Robert Elms, Norman Lewis, Jeff Greenwald, and many more.