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The Best Women's Travel Writing 2006: True Stories from Around the World

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These inspiring, uplifting tales are told by women who traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, people, and, ultimately, facets of themselves. The common threads connecting the stories are a woman’s fresh perspective, lively storytelling, and a compelling narrative that makes the reader laugh, cry, and wish she were there. The voices are global and themes ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published July 10th 2006 by Travelers' Tales
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Shreya Pamulapati
I wouldn't say I liked all of them. Some stories, especially, Eruption and Flying with the Houngitos are too flowery to give an actual sense of the place. I don't understand how stories like Everybody needs milk, Slaying of the Yabbies are in a travel anthology

The one's that really shone were Pack light, In the Hamam,Aunty Mama learns a lesson,Tibetean truths give a feel of both the places and people experiencing them.
Travel heavy and Point, Shoot an Remember gave sound travel advice.
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Chrissy
Aug 21, 2007 Chrissy rated it it was ok
Shelves: travel
Anthology of stories from women writers and their experiences around the world. Decent stories -- some were very interesting (Maya Angelou's, and the one of the Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi), but others I feel were limited by their length. I guess one goal of the editor Lucy McCauley is to have a wide variety of locales, so most of the stories/reflections are under 10 pages, some as short as three - also the text and the margins were both fairly large, taking away valuable page space. Sometim ...more
Ila
Aug 08, 2009 Ila rated it liked it
For the first half or so, I was thinking: "Wow! These stories are so much better than the other mainly male (Outside magazine dominance...) travel writing compilations I've been checking out randomly from the library... then by the second half of stories, the quality really started to slip, felt cliche, disappointing. Worth picking through though!
Annie
Sep 01, 2008 Annie rated it it was amazing
Travelers Tales is my all-time favorite publisher. And as you can see, I'm obsessed with their female travel writing compilations. There are so many good contemporary writers in these books that you'll probably jot down their names and buy their other work. Most of the stories are pretty universal, so guys would probably like it, too.
Cara
Jan 16, 2010 Cara rated it it was amazing
Excellent travel narratives written by women, many of whom are famous authors (Maya Angelou, Jane Smiley, Susan Orlean).
Ruth-Ann
Apr 15, 2010 Ruth-Ann rated it liked it
A couple of the selections were rather banal, but the rest were interesting and the one by Susan Orlean was inspired.
Jaynie
Jun 17, 2008 Jaynie rated it it was ok
This was a fun book of short stories. Plenty of inspiring travel.
Cherie
Dec 16, 2007 Cherie rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction, travel
B- The usual typical average travel anthology
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