The Best Travel Writing

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, 9781932361629, 351pp.

Publication Date: March 2009


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.

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.