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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Wanderlust: Real-Life Tales of Adventure and Romance includes these forty-one scintillating and sizzling tales of serendipity:

“On the Amazon” by Isabel Allende
“Once Upon a Time in Italy” by Bill Barich
“Naxos Nights” by Laurie Gough
“Passionate and Penniless in Paris” by Maxine Rose Schur
“Sleeping with Elephants” by Don Meredith
“Romance in Romania” by Simon Winchester
“Looking for Abdelati” by Tanya Shaffer
“Special Delivery” by Lindsy van Gelder
“England’s Decadent Delights” by Douglas Cruickshank
“I Lost It at Club Med” by Po Bronson
“Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow” by Taras Grescoe
“Where the Hula Goddess Lives” by James D. Houston
“In a French Cave” by Beth Kephart
“How to Buy a Turkish Rug” by Laura Billings
“The Dangers of Provence” by Peter Mayle
“Hog Heaven: At the Memphis World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest” by David Kohn
“Philosophy Au Lait” by David Downie
“Your Money’s No Good Here” by Tim Cahill
“Embraced in Spain” by Barry Yeoman
“Italian Affair” by Laura Fraser
“Tampax Nightmares” by Susan Hack
“On Japanese Trains” by Sallie Tisdale
“Oscar Night in Angkor Wat” by Jeff Greenwald
“The Last Tourist in Mozambique” by Mary Roach
“Inside Colombia” by Dawn MacKeen
“Fade into Blue” by Amanda Jones
“Navigating Nairobi” by Alicia Rebensdorf
“Out of Africa” by Wendy Belcher
“The Man Who Loved Books in Turkey” by Lisa Michaels
“The Meaning of Gdańsk” by Jan Morris
“How Zurich Invented the Modern World” by Carlos Fuentes
“Storming The Beach” by Rolf Potts
“Conquering Half Dome” by Don George
“Looking for Mr. Watson” by Bill Belleville
“Bewitched on Bali” by Pico Iyer
“Lost in the Sahara” by Jeffrey Tayler
“Fear, Drugs, and Soccer in Asia” by Karl Taro Greenfield
“My Junior Year Abroad” by Edith Pearlman
“Expatriate, with Olives” by Lucy McCauley
“The Aussie Way of Wanderlust” by Tony Wheeler
“When We’re Going to Be There” by Chris Colin

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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


Title Page
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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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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