The Best American Travel Writing 2018

The Best American Travel Writing 2018

Everyone travels for different reasons, but whatever those reasons are, one thing is certain: they come back with stories. Each year, the best of those stories are collected in The Best American Travel Writing, curated by one of the top writers in the field, and each year they ?open a window onto the strange, seedy, and beautiful world, offering readers glimpses into place Everyone travels for different reasons, but whatever those reasons are, one thing is certain: they come back with stori...

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Title:The Best American Travel Writing 2018
Author:Cheryl Strayed
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Genres:Travel
ISBN:1328497690
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Best American Travel Writing 2018 Reviews

  • Rachael
    Feb 09, 2019
    A great collection! Favorites were Ian Frazier?s Russia essay, Pam Houston?s ?some kind of calling?, and Sam Anderson?s ?Peak America.? ...
  • Lud
    Jan 21, 2019
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  • Ashley
    Dec 18, 2018
    Not one of the best collections, if I'm honest, with nothing particularly stand-out memorable of the bunch. Usually there's a couple that jump out at me that I go back and think about later, either as an "I want to go here some day" or "Whoa scary war story" or "Hahaha that was hilario...
  • Karen
    Jan 03, 2019
    Strayed did a good job of picking interesting essays - just a few clunckers. Otherwise the variety made for good reading. One of the best of the series. ...
  • Reagen Ward
    Nov 14, 2018
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  • Fae
    Jan 24, 2019
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  • Patricia Murphy
    Jan 05, 2019
    I use this collection each year for teaching travel writing. This one is going to be tough. A lot of the essays are more centered on people or history than on place. Lots of have a meditation on personal thoughts and less observation of surroundings. ...
  • Susan Emmet
    Jan 11, 2019
    A dark, finely edited collection, many of whose contributors focus on history and contemporary politics. That's okay by me as it reflects present reality. Twenty-four writers with entirely different "takes" on each journey. I was immersed in the essays of Eliot Ackerman, Sam Anderson,...
  • Dipra Lahiri
    Feb 03, 2019
    The editor takes a broad definition of 'travel', which includes history, politics and personal remembrances. If you're okay with that, then it's a really good collection of essays by very talented writers. ...
  • Jarrett
    Dec 14, 2018
    4/5 ...
  • Jason Snyder
    Dec 01, 2018
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  • David
    Feb 04, 2019
    Well-written essays. Would recommend. ...
  • Sara
    Jan 24, 2019
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  • Katie
    Jan 12, 2019
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  • Larry Sampson
    Feb 02, 2019
    I purchase this anthology every year and have not been disappointed yet. Excellent reading for the traveler in all of us. ...
  • Andrea
    Nov 26, 2018
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  • Tyler
    Dec 13, 2018
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  • Jan
    Oct 26, 2018
    Another excellent collection, although I could have done with fewer pieces that were not really 'travel' writing per se but profiles of troubled places, such as an article about Flint's drinking water crisis. ...
  • Sandi
    Jan 05, 2019
    This a series of essays about travels the authors have done it was great reading ...
  • Donna Luu
    Dec 06, 2018
    Not as good as past issues, the articles weren't even organized, except alphabetically by author. Still, there were a few good ones: Why should a melon cost as much as a car?, Foxes of PEI, and the Digital Republic. ...
  • Brittany Briody
    Feb 18, 2019
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  • Jodi
    Feb 01, 2019
    ?Some Kind of Calling? ? ?Some Kind of Calling? ?? ...more ...
  • Darius Ostrowski
    Nov 11, 2018
    I usually enjoy these collections, in fact this is the first one that wasn't excellent. I read travel collections to inspire, to learn, to enjoy this world. Unfortunately, this editor decided to focus too much on the bleak, the sad, the awful parts of the world. Some were wonderful, bu...
  • Tri Le
    Nov 12, 2018
    Mostly enjoyable collection of travel-related short pieces. However, there was a bit more politics than I would have preferred in the travel writing I read. The book contained a wide-range of material, from the uncomfortable-ness of an American on a French vacation, the black experienc...
  • Jenn
    Oct 29, 2018
    This was my first time reading on of those ?Best of American .... Writing?. I?ve always been curious about the series but never had seen the travel writing iteration of the series and of course Cheryl Strayed as editor caught my eye. Some really enjoyable essays, some meh. Nice a...
  • Andrea
    Feb 15, 2019
    A truly remarkable collection of nonfiction travel articles and essays. These pieces were delicately selected and intriguing! ...
  • Lindsey
    Jan 13, 2019
    This book was such an unexpected and truly interesting collection. If you are looking to be delighted by whimsical travel adventures then this might not be for you. This book brings so many thought-provoking stories into one collection. Even the stories I started out dreading (a Russia...
  • Emily Ihde
    Feb 02, 2019
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  • scott b bredbenner
    Dec 21, 2018
    Not travel writing Selections are better suited for something other than a travel anthology. The history of the Russian Revolution is not travel writing. Because you write about a subject in another place does not make it travel writing. I have read these for many years and recommen...
  • Anne
    Nov 20, 2018
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