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Chance Encounters: Travel Tales from Around the World

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Travel never goes quite like we expect. Planes are late, maps are misread and unexpected detours are made. When this happens, the twisting roads of travel can lead to adventures we never imagined — and lessons we never expected to learn. Sometimes, if we’re lucky, we cross paths with people who show us life from a different angle or provide kindness when it’s needed most. ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published November 15th 2014 by World Traveler Press
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Candice Walsh
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, light-hearted, wanderlust-sparking stories! This book got me psyched up for Hawaii.
Cameron Rass
I just like to start off by saying that I love this book, for so many reasons. The first thing I loved that it was all short stories with an amazing meaning behind each one, and they always left me thinking! Another thing I loved about the story was how it made me gain a deeper understanding, what traveling was like at certain peridos in time.In each short stroy I got close with the main character and who they met along the way. I'd have to say my favorite story was the story from Guatemala. I f ...more
Kelsey
Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a great collection of stories from some really talented writers. This book shows how amazing other people can be, and how experiences with them can change our lives. It's very well edited and all the stories are unique. If you're looking for the next travel book to get your hands on, this is definitely a good choice. It's entertaining to read about amazing places, but especially so when those stories have amazing people of just as much importance.
It's a treat to read stories that strongl
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Kokie
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I loved the short glimpses into meaningful travel this book provides. It encouraged me to talk to the stranger next time I'm on my big adventure (or just getting coffee) because you never know what people can give you until you ask. Each story reached out in it's own unique way to touch the reader, and as the book progressed the stories varied in such a way that I got the feeling of jumping on the next plane, unsure of my destination. A great read for weathered travelers, those with even the tou ...more
Prachi Taparia
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
It is a light read with different people sharing travel experiences. But there are too short in nature. There could be fewer but longer stories. I did like few stories like the one with French Chef but overall it was not engaging enough.. For me, the sense of being there (in my mind) with the writer was not there...
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At age 19, Janna Graber packed up her bags and moved from the American West to Vienna, Austria to study abroad -- and she's been writing about interesting people, cultures and destinations ever since.

Today she is a Colorado-based author, editor and producer. She has written for more than 40 publications, including national publications like Parade, Outside, Redbook, Reader’s Digest, and many othe
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“Travel has a way of making the world a much smaller place.” 2 likes
“What I’ve learned in my travels is that people are more alike than they are different. Yes, I may have a different home or lifestyle than a mom living in Shanghai, but deep down we are still mothers who hope for the best in our children. I always find so much in common with those I meet on my travels – and that provides a genuine connection that cultural differences can’t erase.” 0 likes
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