Michael Shapiro, a writer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, first visited Guatemala in 1989. During six journeys to Guatemala over the past two decades, Shapiro has developed a deep affection for the land and its effervescent Mayan people. Shapiro's 2004 book, A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, lives, and Inspiration includes interviews with Bill Bryson, Frances Mayes, Paul Theroux, and Pico lyer. His essay,,The Longest Day, was selected for The Best Travel Writing 2005. Shapiro has bicycled through Cuba for the Washington Post, celebrated Holy Week in Guatemala for the Dallas Morning News, and floated down the Mekong River on a Laotian cargo barge for an online travel magazine. His stories and photographs also appear in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times and New York Times. In 2006, Shapiro won the Bedford Pace award for his National Geographic Traveler cover story on author Jan Morris's corner of Wales. The Society of American Travel Writers recognized Shapiro with a 1998 Lowell Thomas award. Shapiro has appeared on U.S. national television networks including CNN and PBS.
That a book subtitled "A Journey Through the Land of the Maya" lacks even the most rudimentary map to orient the reader geographically dooms the book from the outset. Read morePublished on December 29, 2011 by JIM
i have been an avid fan of kraig Lieb's photography for many years, this book is a work of art, every photo tells an amazing story. i highly recommend this book to everyone.Published on June 2, 2009 by Tanya Lampley
This book has some of the most beautiful photos of Guatemala I have ever seen!I first became familiar with Kraig Liebs work through his other publications and postcards. Read morePublished on December 1, 2008 by Barry Krall
This is a wonderful book that must be sitting at your coffee table if you have the minimum interest in Guatemala. The quality of the photographs and descriptions are amazing. Read morePublished on November 27, 2008 by Rudy Girón
This book has some of the most beautiful photos of Guatemala I have ever seen!I first became familiar with Kraig Liebs work through his other publications and postcards. Read morePublished on November 25, 2008 by Barry Krall
beautiful, the colors are amazing, it will make you want to go traveling or at least make you feel like you have just taken a journey.Published on November 24, 2008 by ktg