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THE A5 BOOK REVIEW
Lonely Planet is not only focused on travel guides; the legendary publishing company also produces a number of collections of travel writing. One of our recommendations is By the Seat of My Pants, a collection of 31 articles selected by noted travel editor Don George, sharing how often life’s funniest moments transpire when on the road. And, how often it is that the experience of jumping off into the unknown turns into a valuable life lesson, as no one ever really knows what’s around the next corner. Noted contributors include Jan Morris, Tim Cahill, Jeff Greenwald, Pico Iyer, Simon Winchester, Rolf Potts, and Don George himself.
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OTHER A5 RECOMMENDED TRAVEL WRITING COLLECTIONS - DON GEORGE
Don George is arguably the world's leading editor of travel writing collections, having a long career as the Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet and as a frequent contributor for National Geographic Traveler magazine. Learn more about Don George here.
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GREAT QUOTES FROM BY THE SEAT OF MY PANTS
"The tales in this collection amply illuminate the traveller's corollary; adversity is the mother of invention. Travel thrusts us into all manner of unexpected situations, with all kinds of unimagined people, and in so doing, it challenges and stretches - and teaches - us in unexpected and unimagined ways. Adversity offers us irreplaceable lessons in humility, flexibility, open-mindedness, open-heartedness, resilience, and resourcefulness. In this sense, our seat-of-the-pants adventures ultimately teach us not just about the people and places of the world we didn't know existed - but about the unknown, unexplored corners of ourselves."
- Don George, introduction to By the Seat of My Pants