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 2009, the fifth 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.This best-selling, award-winning series presents the finest accounts of women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples - and themselves. The common threads connecting the stories are a woman's perspective and lively storytelling to make the reader laugh, cry, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn't. From breaking the gender barrier on a soccer field in Kenya to learning the art of French cooking in a damp cellar in the Loire Valley to hitchhiking through Mexico in the 1960s, the points of view and perspectives are global and the themes eclectic, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine.In The Best Women's Travel Writing 2009:In Kenya, an American woman breaks the gender barrier on the soccer field. In the damp cellar of a Loire Valley chateaux, an American learns French and the art of ' creative ' cooking. In Newfoundland, a kayaker gets up close and personal with icebergs and whales. An intrepid traveler canoes down the Amazon-at night. A 40-something motorbike rider braves a 1,550-mile race through China. In the Bahaman resort Atlantis, three sisters become seduced by the ' hyperreal '-and remember the art of play...and much more.
Number of pages: 472
Date of publication: 11/01/2011
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