The Best Travel Writing

True Stories from Around the World

By James O'Reilly (Editor); Larry Habegger (Editor); Sean O'Reilly (Editor)
Travelers' Tales Guides, Paperback, 9781932361469, 316pp.

Publication Date: February 2007

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The Best Travel Writing 2007 is the fourth volume in the annual series Travelers' Tales launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing from Nobel Prize winners to emerging writers. These 29 stories cover the globe, from probing the depths of a culture in Jerusalem to riding the rails in India and trying to save a life in Costa Rica. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, absolute hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. In The Best Travel Writing 2007 readers will become a sex slave in Zambia, watch karma play its part in rough travel in Costa Rica, rediscover Jewish roots in Germany, see preconceptions crumble aboard a tramp ferry on the Red Sea, comprehend the social magic of the Mexican taco stand, discover how a restaurant can make miracles with only fish in Italy, hang on the knifeā€™s edge between life and death on a mountain in New Zealand, become a kick boxer in Thailand, escape a volcanic eruption in Vanuatuand much more.




About the Author
James O'Reilly was born and raised in County Cork Ireland. His family moved to America when he was 14 years old. He discovered his fervor for catching bad guys when he watched an undercover officer infiltrate a local gang in his neighborhood, and bring down the entire operation. The excitement of meeting the officer and seeing the busts live sent James on a mission to make the police force. "You can't right every wrong, but you can give it your best." Now retired, with a beautiful wife and six grown children, James has taken to his Winnebago for some traveling, sight-seeing and relaxation.Habegger is executive editor of Traveler's Tales and is a travel writer.Sean O'Reilly lives in Peoria, AZ.
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