"Bold and questing writer and world traveler Vollmann is at the helm of the thirteenth edition of this superb travel annual, which has always been distinguished by its stellar guest editors. Guided by his unceasing curiosity about complex places and authentic voices, Vollmann has chosen 19 electrifying essays...Vollmann’s 'best' assemblage profoundly extends the reach of the ever-vital and enlightening art of travel writing."
"The latest intriguing batch of travel writing from the venerable series. [T]hese stories...undoubtedly bring a taste of adventure to readers...they open a window onto the strange, seedy and beautiful in the world, offering readers glimpses into places that many will never see or experience except through the eyes and words of these writers. Mostly engaging, diverse tales of offbeat travel adventures."
A nice collection of writing, and it helps to improve my reading skills.Published 29 days ago by Linton
Very interesting, professional writing of unexpected qualityPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have not read this series from other years but this collection kept me entertained all winter. These are thoughtful, literary, haunting essays that illuminate the spirit of the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paolo & Francesca
I am a world traveler and enjoy the cultures of different countries and their natural wonders.. However, I did not expect to read about the garbage collectors of Calcutta, or... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book was shipped on time, however it was the wrong edition. I received the 2009 edition instead of the 2012. Read morePublished 14 months ago by James Romer
I'm only 1/2 way through this collection, but I may have to give up. So far I don't consider anything I've read to be "travel writing". Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ken L. Shelley
For lovers of travel and or literature, this book will inspire you. I look forward to the next publication in the series.Published 16 months ago by Laura C. Lippman
DISAPPOINTED! Not what I thought it was. The stories were written well , but were written about places that l would not travel to.Published 17 months ago by Freda