Over the years, I have published essays in travel anthologies and co-edited a collection of essays by the writers who joined my Deep Travel Workshops adventures. These books are perfect way to take a journey without the hassle of TSA!
Deep Travel: Souvenirs from the Inner Journey
(edited by Anna Elkins & Christina Ammon) $20.00
Deep Travel has led writers from the Himalayan peaks of Nepal to the Saharan sands of Morocco, from the jungles of Mexico to the gitano caves in Spain. Just as compelling as those exterior landscapes we travel are the interior landscapes we encounter—the terrain of own thoughts and emotions. The writers in this anthology address both inner and outer adventures through stories, poems, and vignettes that are as informative as a travelogue yet as revelatory as a journal. During our trips, we collect many things—cactus silk scarves, handfuls of tin milagros—but the best souvenirs lie within this book: the observations, insights, and reflections that form the heart of Deep Travel.
In The Best Travel Writing, Volume 11
(edited by James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger & Sean O'Reilly)
$22.00 shipping included
In this book readers will:
Piece together the puzzle of life in rural Cambodia
Reawaken the joy of travel on a bus ride through Mexico
Reexamine war memories with former soldiers in Vietnam
Learn the ropes and the art of sailing with a "good captain" on the Pacific
Find a true soul sister in the highlands of Ecuador
Follow Vincent van Gogh's footsteps in France
Survive (or not) a home invasion in Brazil...and much more
The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 12
(edited by Lavinia Spalding) $22.00 shipping included
As Andrew McCarthy wrote in The New York Times Book Review, “For more than 20 years, Travelers’ Tales has been publishing books that might best be described as the literary equivalent of a group of travelers sitting around a dim cafe, sipping pints or prosecco and trading their best stories.”
Now, new from Travelers’ Tales comes The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 12: True Stories from Around the World―the latest collection in the best-selling, award-winning series that invites you to ride shotgun alongside intrepid female nomads as they wander the globe discovering new places, faces, and facets of themselves.
“In story after story,” McCarthy wrote about the previous volume of The Best Women’s Travel Writing, “the refreshing absence of bluster and bravado, coupled with the optimism necessary for bold travel, create a unifying narrative that testifies to the personal value and cultural import of leaving the perceived safety of home and setting out into the wider world.”
The essays in this volume are as diverse as the destinations, exploring themes of kindness, transformation, nature, friendship, family, strength, and resilience.
The Irresponsible Traveler: Tales of Scrapes and Narrow Escapes
(edited by Bradt Guides) $25.00 shipping included
Publishing to coincide with Bradt's 40th anniversary, The Irresponsible Traveller is a light but edgy collection of travellers' tales. Travel writers and celebrities alike recount their exciting, and often dangerous, adventures which include being chased by a sea lion, accosted by Brazilian kidnappers and a midnight raid to free turtles on the Amazon. Over 40 years Bradt has built a reputation for publishing books covering the road less travelled, and this collection celebrates exactly the sort of writing and storytelling about 'unusual' travel experiences that has helped to establish the company as a firm favourite amongst adventurous travellers. Featuring contributions from Hilary Bradt, Michael Palin, Ben Fogle and Jonathan Scott, the title is a perfect tome to dip in and out of.