Wanderlust: Real-Life Tales of Adventure and Romance

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 1, 2001 - Travel - 384 pages
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Simon Winchester in Romania
Isabel Allende in the Amazon
Pico Iyer in Bali
Bill Barich in Italy
Sallie Tisdale in Japan
Carlos Fuentes in Zurich
Po Bronson in the Caribbean

and thirty-four more scintillating and sizzling tales of serendipity and wanderlust.

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As with any compilations, this book had some good ones and some less interesting ones, but what I really loved was the foreword by Pico Iyer where he talked a lot about who we are when we travel. "And ... Read full review

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This collection of 42 travel essays includes some unpublished material and some award-winning tales that are described as "the best of Salon.com," an Internet-based company with 11 original content ... Read full review


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Sleeping with Elephants DON MEREDITH
Looking for Abdelati TANYA SHAFFER
Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow TARAS GRESCOE
How to Buy a Turkish Rug LAURA BILLINGS
The Last Tourist in Mozambique MARY ROACH
Fade into Blue AMANDA JONES
The Man Who Loved Books in Turkey LISA MICHAELS
Storming The Beach ROLF POTTS
Conquering Half Dome DON GEORGE
Bewitched on Bali PICO IYER
Fear Drugs and Soccer in Asia KARL TARO GREENFELD

Philosophy Au Lait DAVID DOWNIE
Italian Affair LAURA FRASER
On Japanese Trains SALLIE TISDALE
My Junior Year Abroad EDITH PEARLMAN
When Were Going to Be There CHRIS COLIN

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About the author (2001)

Don George writes Salon.com's weekly travel column, "Wanderlust," and was the founder and editor of its award-winning travel site. Prior to joining Salon, he was travel editor at the San Francisco Examiner. He lives with his wife and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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