Reviews

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2011

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An eclectic but not particularly strong collection of pieces involving travel around the globe and around the yard.Independent columnist Crosley (How Did You Get This Number, 2010, etc.) presents a wide variety of pieces, including André Aciman's search for Monet sites in Bordighera, Christopher Buckley's brief account of a year on a tramp freighter, Keith Gessen's grousings about Moscow traffic ... Read full review

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2012

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The latest intriguing batch of travel writing from the venerable series.With series editor Wilson, National Book Award winner Vollman (Imperial, 2009, etc.) pulls together a wide range of pieces, including Monte Reel's look at how to explore the world like a Victorian gentleman and Elliott D. Woods' essay on the zabaleen, or garbage pickers, in the Garbage City of Cairo. "There are real-life ... Read full review

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2013

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The latest installment of the travel-writing series upholds the tradition of world-expanding excellence.Series editor Jason Wilson begins this collection with a tale of overcoming adversity. After years, he found volume editor Gilbert's (Committed: A Love Story, 2010, etc.) schedule finally jibed with his, and thus, the 2013 collection was born. This is not a book full of traditional travel ... Read full review

User reviews

Review: The Best American Travel Writing 2004 (Best American Travel Writing)

User Review  - Ellen Keim - Goodreads

An excellent collection of travel-related writing that makes me want to read "The Best American Travel Writing" for every year. My only quibble is that there were too few women represented here. (Only ... Read full review

Review: The Best American Travel Writing 2006 (Best American Travel Writing)

User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

I really do love the Best American Travel Writing series. This is the third or fourth I have read, and I look forward to reading them all someday (in my heart at least). In fact, Houghton Mifflin's ... Read full review

Review: The Best American Travel Writing 2013 (Best American Travel Writing)

User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

This collection seemed a bit more superficial than others in the series. It included shorter stories with less of a sense of place or any sort of takeaway (I'm looking at you, Travel & Leisure ... Read full review

Review: The Best American Travel Writing 2010 (Best American Travel Writing)

User Review  - Mitch - Goodreads

This is a reliably good series if you like short pieces with lots of viewpoints on various travels. You won't like everything, but you really will like some of it! One thing I found odd was the ... Read full review

Review: The Best American Travel Writing 2013 (Best American Travel Writing)

User Review  - Jaime - Goodreads

Favorites: Colleen Kinder - Blot Out (available online for free via the google FYI), Lynn Yaeger - Confessions of a Packing Maximalist, Peter Jon Lindberg - Summerland, Marie Arana - Dreaming of El ... Read full review

Review: The Best American Travel Writing 2003 (Best American Travel Writing)

User Review  - MotherCrow - Goodreads

Only 4 women writers out of 20 or so stories! Hoping future editions better on this score. Read full review

Review: The Best American Travel Writing 2013 (Best American Travel Writing)

User Review  - Tina - Goodreads

I really liked a few of the stories ... some not so much but the ones I liked rate it 4 stars. Read full review

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All reviews - 182
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All reviews - 182

All reviews - 182
Goodreads - 162
Kirkus - 4