The Best American Travel Writing 2018

The Best American Travel Writing 2018

Everyone travels for different reasons, but whatever those reasons are, one thing is certain: they come back with stories. Each year, the best of those stories are collected in The Best American Travel Writing, curated by one of the top writers in the field, and each year they ?open a window onto the strange, seedy, and beautiful world, offering readers glimpses into place Everyone travels for different reasons, but whatever those reasons are, one thing is certain: they come back with stori...

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Title:The Best American Travel Writing 2018
Author:Cheryl Strayed
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Genres:Travel
ISBN:1328497690
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Best American Travel Writing 2018 Reviews

  • Rachael
    Feb 09, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...

    Many interesting travel stories. My favorite one is called Vacances about an American man, John Von Sothen, with his French wife, their kid and their French friends going on a vacation together. He is a funny writer too. ...

    Most of the stories are uplifting though some are depressing. A good percentage were enjoyable as I only skipped over a few. The editorial choices were much better this year than last. ...

    This a series of essays about travels the authors have done it was great reading ...

    I enjoyed some of the essays more than others. But still an interesting read. ...

    A truly remarkable collection of nonfiction travel articles and essays. These pieces were delicately selected and intriguing! ...

    A great collection! Favorites were Ian Frazier?s Russia essay, Pam Houston?s ?some kind of calling?, and Sam Anderson?s ?Peak America.? ...

  • Selena
    Feb 05, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

  • Lud
    Jan 21, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...

    Many interesting travel stories. My favorite one is called Vacances about an American man, John Von Sothen, with his French wife, their kid and their French friends going on a vacation together. He is a funny writer too. ...

    Most of the stories are uplifting though some are depressing. A good percentage were enjoyable as I only skipped over a few. The editorial choices were much better this year than last. ...

    This a series of essays about travels the authors have done it was great reading ...

    I enjoyed some of the essays more than others. But still an interesting read. ...

    A truly remarkable collection of nonfiction travel articles and essays. These pieces were delicately selected and intriguing! ...

    A great collection! Favorites were Ian Frazier?s Russia essay, Pam Houston?s ?some kind of calling?, and Sam Anderson?s ?Peak America.? ...

    Some stories were great, others not so much. Good way to get exposure to lots of different authors and styles though. ...

    Well-written essays. Would recommend. ...

    4/5 ...

    I purchase this anthology every year and have not been disappointed yet. Excellent reading for the traveler in all of us. ...

    ?Some Kind of Calling? ? ?Some Kind of Calling? ?? ...more ...

    Strayed did a good job of picking interesting essays - just a few clunckers. Otherwise the variety made for good reading. One of the best of the series. ...

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  • Ashley
    Dec 18, 2018

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

  • Karen
    Jan 03, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...

    Many interesting travel stories. My favorite one is called Vacances about an American man, John Von Sothen, with his French wife, their kid and their French friends going on a vacation together. He is a funny writer too. ...

    Most of the stories are uplifting though some are depressing. A good percentage were enjoyable as I only skipped over a few. The editorial choices were much better this year than last. ...

    This a series of essays about travels the authors have done it was great reading ...

    I enjoyed some of the essays more than others. But still an interesting read. ...

    A truly remarkable collection of nonfiction travel articles and essays. These pieces were delicately selected and intriguing! ...

    A great collection! Favorites were Ian Frazier?s Russia essay, Pam Houston?s ?some kind of calling?, and Sam Anderson?s ?Peak America.? ...

    Some stories were great, others not so much. Good way to get exposure to lots of different authors and styles though. ...

    Well-written essays. Would recommend. ...

    4/5 ...

    I purchase this anthology every year and have not been disappointed yet. Excellent reading for the traveler in all of us. ...

    ?Some Kind of Calling? ? ?Some Kind of Calling? ?? ...more ...

    Strayed did a good job of picking interesting essays - just a few clunckers. Otherwise the variety made for good reading. One of the best of the series. ...

  • Reagen Ward
    Nov 14, 2018

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...

    Many interesting travel stories. My favorite one is called Vacances about an American man, John Von Sothen, with his French wife, their kid and their French friends going on a vacation together. He is a funny writer too. ...

    Most of the stories are uplifting though some are depressing. A good percentage were enjoyable as I only skipped over a few. The editorial choices were much better this year than last. ...

    This a series of essays about travels the authors have done it was great reading ...

    I enjoyed some of the essays more than others. But still an interesting read. ...

    A truly remarkable collection of nonfiction travel articles and essays. These pieces were delicately selected and intriguing! ...

    A great collection! Favorites were Ian Frazier?s Russia essay, Pam Houston?s ?some kind of calling?, and Sam Anderson?s ?Peak America.? ...

    Some stories were great, others not so much. Good way to get exposure to lots of different authors and styles though. ...

    Well-written essays. Would recommend. ...

    4/5 ...

    I purchase this anthology every year and have not been disappointed yet. Excellent reading for the traveler in all of us. ...

    ?Some Kind of Calling? ? ?Some Kind of Calling? ?? ...more ...

    Strayed did a good job of picking interesting essays - just a few clunckers. Otherwise the variety made for good reading. One of the best of the series. ...

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  • Patricia Murphy
    Jan 05, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...

  • Jeff
    Mar 07, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

  • Susan Emmet
    Jan 11, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

  • Dipra Lahiri
    Feb 03, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

  • Jarrett
    Dec 14, 2018

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...

    Many interesting travel stories. My favorite one is called Vacances about an American man, John Von Sothen, with his French wife, their kid and their French friends going on a vacation together. He is a funny writer too. ...

    Most of the stories are uplifting though some are depressing. A good percentage were enjoyable as I only skipped over a few. The editorial choices were much better this year than last. ...

    This a series of essays about travels the authors have done it was great reading ...

    I enjoyed some of the essays more than others. But still an interesting read. ...

    A truly remarkable collection of nonfiction travel articles and essays. These pieces were delicately selected and intriguing! ...

    A great collection! Favorites were Ian Frazier?s Russia essay, Pam Houston?s ?some kind of calling?, and Sam Anderson?s ?Peak America.? ...

    Some stories were great, others not so much. Good way to get exposure to lots of different authors and styles though. ...

    Well-written essays. Would recommend. ...

    4/5 ...

  • David
    Feb 04, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...

    Many interesting travel stories. My favorite one is called Vacances about an American man, John Von Sothen, with his French wife, their kid and their French friends going on a vacation together. He is a funny writer too. ...

    Most of the stories are uplifting though some are depressing. A good percentage were enjoyable as I only skipped over a few. The editorial choices were much better this year than last. ...

    This a series of essays about travels the authors have done it was great reading ...

    I enjoyed some of the essays more than others. But still an interesting read. ...

    A truly remarkable collection of nonfiction travel articles and essays. These pieces were delicately selected and intriguing! ...

    A great collection! Favorites were Ian Frazier?s Russia essay, Pam Houston?s ?some kind of calling?, and Sam Anderson?s ?Peak America.? ...

    Some stories were great, others not so much. Good way to get exposure to lots of different authors and styles though. ...

    Well-written essays. Would recommend. ...

  • Larry Sampson
    Feb 02, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...

    Many interesting travel stories. My favorite one is called Vacances about an American man, John Von Sothen, with his French wife, their kid and their French friends going on a vacation together. He is a funny writer too. ...

    Most of the stories are uplifting though some are depressing. A good percentage were enjoyable as I only skipped over a few. The editorial choices were much better this year than last. ...

    This a series of essays about travels the authors have done it was great reading ...

    I enjoyed some of the essays more than others. But still an interesting read. ...

    A truly remarkable collection of nonfiction travel articles and essays. These pieces were delicately selected and intriguing! ...

    A great collection! Favorites were Ian Frazier?s Russia essay, Pam Houston?s ?some kind of calling?, and Sam Anderson?s ?Peak America.? ...

    Some stories were great, others not so much. Good way to get exposure to lots of different authors and styles though. ...

    Well-written essays. Would recommend. ...

    4/5 ...

    I purchase this anthology every year and have not been disappointed yet. Excellent reading for the traveler in all of us. ...

  • Dawnrae Oliveira
    Feb 24, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...

    Many interesting travel stories. My favorite one is called Vacances about an American man, John Von Sothen, with his French wife, their kid and their French friends going on a vacation together. He is a funny writer too. ...

    Most of the stories are uplifting though some are depressing. A good percentage were enjoyable as I only skipped over a few. The editorial choices were much better this year than last. ...

    This a series of essays about travels the authors have done it was great reading ...

    I enjoyed some of the essays more than others. But still an interesting read. ...

    A truly remarkable collection of nonfiction travel articles and essays. These pieces were delicately selected and intriguing! ...

    A great collection! Favorites were Ian Frazier?s Russia essay, Pam Houston?s ?some kind of calling?, and Sam Anderson?s ?Peak America.? ...

    Some stories were great, others not so much. Good way to get exposure to lots of different authors and styles though. ...

  • Andrea
    Nov 26, 2018

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...

    Many interesting travel stories. My favorite one is called Vacances about an American man, John Von Sothen, with his French wife, their kid and their French friends going on a vacation together. He is a funny writer too. ...

    Most of the stories are uplifting though some are depressing. A good percentage were enjoyable as I only skipped over a few. The editorial choices were much better this year than last. ...

    This a series of essays about travels the authors have done it was great reading ...

    I enjoyed some of the essays more than others. But still an interesting read. ...

    A truly remarkable collection of nonfiction travel articles and essays. These pieces were delicately selected and intriguing! ...

    A great collection! Favorites were Ian Frazier?s Russia essay, Pam Houston?s ?some kind of calling?, and Sam Anderson?s ?Peak America.? ...

    Some stories were great, others not so much. Good way to get exposure to lots of different authors and styles though. ...

    Well-written essays. Would recommend. ...

    4/5 ...

    I purchase this anthology every year and have not been disappointed yet. Excellent reading for the traveler in all of us. ...

    ?Some Kind of Calling? ? ?Some Kind of Calling? ?? ...more ...

    Strayed did a good job of picking interesting essays - just a few clunckers. Otherwise the variety made for good reading. One of the best of the series. ...

    ...

    ...

  • Sheri
    Apr 10, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...

    Many interesting travel stories. My favorite one is called Vacances about an American man, John Von Sothen, with his French wife, their kid and their French friends going on a vacation together. He is a funny writer too. ...

    Most of the stories are uplifting though some are depressing. A good percentage were enjoyable as I only skipped over a few. The editorial choices were much better this year than last. ...

  • Tyler
    Dec 13, 2018

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...

    Many interesting travel stories. My favorite one is called Vacances about an American man, John Von Sothen, with his French wife, their kid and their French friends going on a vacation together. He is a funny writer too. ...

    Most of the stories are uplifting though some are depressing. A good percentage were enjoyable as I only skipped over a few. The editorial choices were much better this year than last. ...

    This a series of essays about travels the authors have done it was great reading ...

    I enjoyed some of the essays more than others. But still an interesting read. ...

    A truly remarkable collection of nonfiction travel articles and essays. These pieces were delicately selected and intriguing! ...

    A great collection! Favorites were Ian Frazier?s Russia essay, Pam Houston?s ?some kind of calling?, and Sam Anderson?s ?Peak America.? ...

    Some stories were great, others not so much. Good way to get exposure to lots of different authors and styles though. ...

    Well-written essays. Would recommend. ...

    4/5 ...

    I purchase this anthology every year and have not been disappointed yet. Excellent reading for the traveler in all of us. ...

    ?Some Kind of Calling? ? ?Some Kind of Calling? ?? ...more ...

    Strayed did a good job of picking interesting essays - just a few clunckers. Otherwise the variety made for good reading. One of the best of the series. ...

    ...

  • Jan
    Oct 26, 2018

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

  • Sandi
    Jan 05, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...

    Many interesting travel stories. My favorite one is called Vacances about an American man, John Von Sothen, with his French wife, their kid and their French friends going on a vacation together. He is a funny writer too. ...

    Most of the stories are uplifting though some are depressing. A good percentage were enjoyable as I only skipped over a few. The editorial choices were much better this year than last. ...

    This a series of essays about travels the authors have done it was great reading ...

  • Donna Luu
    Dec 06, 2018

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

  • Jodi
    Feb 01, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...

    Many interesting travel stories. My favorite one is called Vacances about an American man, John Von Sothen, with his French wife, their kid and their French friends going on a vacation together. He is a funny writer too. ...

    Most of the stories are uplifting though some are depressing. A good percentage were enjoyable as I only skipped over a few. The editorial choices were much better this year than last. ...

    This a series of essays about travels the authors have done it was great reading ...

    I enjoyed some of the essays more than others. But still an interesting read. ...

    A truly remarkable collection of nonfiction travel articles and essays. These pieces were delicately selected and intriguing! ...

    A great collection! Favorites were Ian Frazier?s Russia essay, Pam Houston?s ?some kind of calling?, and Sam Anderson?s ?Peak America.? ...

    Some stories were great, others not so much. Good way to get exposure to lots of different authors and styles though. ...

    Well-written essays. Would recommend. ...

    4/5 ...

    I purchase this anthology every year and have not been disappointed yet. Excellent reading for the traveler in all of us. ...

    ?Some Kind of Calling? ? ?Some Kind of Calling? ?? ...more ...

  • Darius Ostrowski
    Nov 11, 2018

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

  • Stacey
    Mar 02, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...

    Many interesting travel stories. My favorite one is called Vacances about an American man, John Von Sothen, with his French wife, their kid and their French friends going on a vacation together. He is a funny writer too. ...

  • Tri Le
    Nov 12, 2018

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

  • Jenn
    Oct 29, 2018

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

  • Lisa Lemay
    Mar 21, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...

    Many interesting travel stories. My favorite one is called Vacances about an American man, John Von Sothen, with his French wife, their kid and their French friends going on a vacation together. He is a funny writer too. ...

    Most of the stories are uplifting though some are depressing. A good percentage were enjoyable as I only skipped over a few. The editorial choices were much better this year than last. ...

    This a series of essays about travels the authors have done it was great reading ...

    I enjoyed some of the essays more than others. But still an interesting read. ...

  • Andrea
    Feb 15, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...

    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...

    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...

    Many interesting travel stories. My favorite one is called Vacances about an American man, John Von Sothen, with his French wife, their kid and their French friends going on a vacation together. He is a funny writer too. ...

    Most of the stories are uplifting though some are depressing. A good percentage were enjoyable as I only skipped over a few. The editorial choices were much better this year than last. ...

    This a series of essays about travels the authors have done it was great reading ...

    I enjoyed some of the essays more than others. But still an interesting read. ...

    A truly remarkable collection of nonfiction travel articles and essays. These pieces were delicately selected and intriguing! ...

  • Lindsey
    Jan 13, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot Ackerman While pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are also the only piece capable of transforming into something entirely new, provided t...

    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...

  • scott b bredbenner
    Dec 21, 2018

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

  • Whiskers024
    Feb 19, 2019

    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...

    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...

    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...

    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled ? Goodbye My Brother ? in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I?m not sure this offers anything new though the history of the Shia/Sunni conflict is a...

    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...

    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...

    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...

    Some I loved, like Goodbye my brother and My Mother and I ...but Russian Revolution a history blog, not travel , way too laborious. Price Edward island story extremely touching and lovely. Let's focus on heart rendering and not political writings for 2019 please. ...