Good Reading:
The World and the Whole Shebang

Jaguars Ripped My Flesh, Road Fever, Pass The Butterworms by Tim Cahill. Cahill's stories are always refreshing and great fun to read.

What Color Is Your Jockstrap? edited by Jen Leo. This collection of stories (including one that I wrote titled "Mama Chihuahua: World's Fiercest Travel Partner") about men and women's misadventures abroad is third in a humor travel anthology series including The Thong Also Rises and Sand In My Bra, edited by Jen Leo. Featured stories by Tim Cahill, Susan Orlean, Rachel S. Thurston, Elliott Hester, and Rolf Potts. For more info, click here.

The Last Breath by Peter Stark. For the macabre-fascinated readers, Stark's collection of essays illustrates the various ways extreme athletes/travelers can die...from the slow decay of scurvy to the nearly immediate collapse of the human body to dehydration and exposure.

Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World by Rita Golden Gelman.

Flying by the Seat of My Pants
edited by Don George. Published by Lonely Planet Flying is an excellent collection of humorous travel stories featuring works by Doug Lansky, Tim Cahill, Pico Iyer, Don George, and Rolf Potts.

Plane Insanity by Elliott Hester. This is a hilarious collection of true stories about Hester's countless years enduring the wrath of angry passengers while he worked as a flight attendant for a major airline (and he's never telling WHICH one!).

Adventures Of A Continental Drifter by Elliott Hester. I haven't read this one yet but I really enjoyed Hester's last book.

In Xanadu: A Quest by William Dalrymple.

The Best American Travel Writing 2005 edited by Jamaica Kincaid and Jason Wilson.


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Last Updated November 22, 2010.