According to results from recent surveys, sixty percent of Americans are taking no vacation at all or staying at home during their off-time weeks. That means that most of us have become fantasy travelers, leisure readers of others' far-flung adventures. There is no better way to indulge in this pleasurable (and remarkably inexpensive) activity than to grab a chair and wade into the essays of The Best American Travel Writing. This annual anthology, now beginning its second successful decade, places particular emphasis on the variety of world cultures and travel experiences. Like the best trips, this paperback surprises you at every turn. A paperback original.
Edited by The New Yorker’s Bill Buford, the pieces collected here “prove that a restless, intrepid spirit isn’t unwelcome to American readers” (New York Times Book Review).
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Meet the Author
JASON WILSON, series editor, is the author of Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits and the digital wine series Planet of the Grapes. He has written for the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Daily News, and many other publications. He is the founding editor of The Smart Set and Table Matters.
BILL BUFORD is an author and a staff writer for The New Yorker, as well as the founding editor of Granta, which he edited for sixteen years. His books include Among the Thugs and Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany.
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