The Best Travel Writing 2009: True Stories from Around the World

The Best Travel Writing True Stories from Around the World The points of view and perspectives in The Best Travel Writing are global and the themes encompass high adventure spiritual growth romance hilarity misadventure service to humanity and enc

  • Title: The Best Travel Writing 2009: True Stories from Around the World
  • Author: James O'Reilly Larry Habegger Sean Joseph O'Reilly Sean Patrick O’Reilly
  • ISBN: 9781932361629
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • The points of view and perspectives in The Best Travel Writing 2009 are global, and the themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity, misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine Reading these stories is like sitting in a cafe filled with fellow travelers swapping tales about past adventures and ideas on where to head next.The points of view and perspectives in The Best Travel Writing 2009 are global, and the themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity, misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine Reading these stories is like sitting in a cafe filled with fellow travelers swapping tales about past adventures and ideas on where to head next This edition takes the reader on a harrowing raft ride off the coast of Panama, on a whirlwind tour from Florence to Santorini, into the wilds of Patagonia, and to a colorful village in Ghana.

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    1. James O'Reilly Larry Habegger Sean Joseph O'Reilly Sean Patrick O’Reilly

      James O Reilly has been a traveler since infancy, and a storyteller almost as long Born in Oxford, England, in 1953, he savors the early memory of walking as a five year old boy across the tarmac at Shannon Airport in Ireland and gazing up at the huge triple tails of the now defunct Constellation aircraft The smell of fuel and Irish fog and the amazing sight above him must have made a deep impression because he s been traveling willy nilly ever since After emigrating from Ireland to the United States, he grew up in San Francisco, where he was schooled by Jesuits, nuns and assorted yogis and eccentrics in the 60s His eclectic education was formed as much by growing up in a large Roman Catholic family where he was the second of seven children as it was by being an omnivorous reader who was studying Eastern religion and meditation by his early teens He traveled a great deal with his family to Ireland, England, Scotland, and Canada before heading off to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, where, among other things, he spent a semester in Salamanca, Spain.At Dartmouth, James met his good friend Larry Habegger, with whom he has collaborated since 1982 on projects ranging from radio shows to mystery serials, newspaper and magazine columns to world adventure travel Since 1985, O Reilly and Habegger have co authored the nationally syndicated travel column World Travel Watch In 1993, they co founded the publishing company Travelers Tales with James s brother Tim, and have since worked on than 100 books together, winning many awards for excellence, including the prestigious Lowell Thomas award for outstanding travel book James has been an active member of the Society of American Travel Writers SATW since 1990, and is a former board member of the Tibet Information Network.James has visited over forty countries and lived in four Among his favorite travel memories are visiting headhunters in Borneo, rafting the legendary Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, enjoying a meal cooked by blowtorch in Tibet, and hanging out laundry with nuns in Florence He has made traveling with his own family a priority, and together he and his wife and three daughters have roamed all over Europe He lives in Palo Alto, California, where he is usually conspiring to be somewhere else.

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    1. Gosh what has happened to travel or travel writers I guess the world is really getting smaller because there don t seem to be many big surprises left to write about This was disappointing.


    2. Like the others I ve read about 4 of these anthologies in the Travellers Tales series some good ones, some boring ones Good subway reading, you can fast forward the boring ones.



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