True Stories from Around the World

Edited by Lucy McCauley“Travelers’ Tales books luxuriate in that complicated, beautiful, shadowy place where the best stories begin, and the most compelling characters roam free.”
—Foreword MagazineSince 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 withThe 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.In The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2007 readers will:

  • Learn to flirt in Paris with Kayla Allen
  • Track down an errant Thanksgiving turkey in China with Nicole Clausing
  • Go on a spirit quest in Arizona with Jennifer Carol Cook
  • Encounter life and death in Mali with Tanya Shaffer
  • Live on Venetian Time with Francesca De Stefano in Venice
  • Survive a New Zealand rip tide with Kari J. Bodnarchuk
  • Discover what can’t be spoken in Morocco with K. Gregg Elliott
  • See how the world is changing one chicken at a time with Barbara Kingsolver in Peru
  • Fall in love in Nepal with Laurie Weed…and much more.

About the Editor

Lucy McCauley‘s travel essays have appeared in such publications as The Atlantic Monthly, The Los Angeles Times, Fast Company Magazine, Harvard Review, Science & Spirit, and She is series editor of the annual Best Women’s Travel Writing, and editor of three other Travelers’ Tales anthologies—Spain (1995), Women in the Wild (1998), and A Woman’s Path (2000), all of which have been reissued in the last few years. In addition, she has written case studies in Latin America for Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and now works as a developmental editor for publishers such as Harvard Business School Press.

About Travelers’ Tales

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

Travelers’ Tales…the Power of a Good Story

The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2007
Edited by Lucy McCauley
Travelers’ Tales, March 2007
$16.95, trade paperback, 350 pages, 5 1/8″ x 8″
ISBN: 1-932361-49-9