Author(s): James O'Reilly
This is the annual collection of the best travel writing of the year, much of it never published before, from big names in travel literature and emerging new writers. "The Best Travel Writing 2010" is the seventh volume in the annual "Travelers' Tales Series" launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing - from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. In "The Best Travel Writing 2010" readers will: explore the mysteries of superstition in Cameroon; discover the meaning of life talking to an Irish carpenter on an plane; take adopted children to Korea on a Homeland Tour; delve deep into the sacred Japanese pilgrimage route; travel solo in Panama's forbidding Darien jungle; comprehend the nuances of bargaining in Senegal; and, much more. It comes with an introduction by William Dalrymple.
James O'Reilly, publisher of Travelers' Tales, and Larry Habegger, executive editor, have worked as series editors on more than 100 Travelers' Tales titles, winning many awards for excellence. Larry also writes a syndicated newspaper column, "World Travel Watch," which has appeared since 1985 in major newspapers in five countries. James and Larry live with their families in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sean O'Reilly is coeditor of many Travelers' Tales books, and he is also the author of How to Manage Your DICK: Redirect Sexual Energy and Discover Your More Enlightened, Evolved Self. He lives in Virginia with his wife and six children.