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The Gift of Travel: Inspiring Stories from Around the World

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The Gift of Travel features sublime stories about the transformative power of travel. Bringing together over two dozen of the most dazzling and moving stories from the award-winning Travelers' Tales series, this collection is based on the premise that traveling can help people break through the crust of old experience and reawaken to the joys, mysteries, and miracles of ev

Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 21st 2004 by Travelers' Tales
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Jan 18, 2012 Rachel rated it really liked it

Usually with a collection of short stories, there are some clunkers that drag the book down as a whole, even if some other parts are fantastic. In this book, I can only think of one story I really hated, and one more that didn't really do anything for me. The rest were well-written, touching, funny, exciting...everything travel literature should be. In many cases, I really felt like I could imagine being with the author as they made their way through foreign lands. And that is, after a
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Short accounts, many quite good.
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