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Don George is an icon in travel writing who has been writing about travel, editing travel writing collections, winning writing awards, and even teaching travel writing for the past four decades. Finally, his own best work has been selected and published together in one inspiring collection. This book is more than a nice assemblage of his articles; it is a memoir of sorts, a sharing of travel experiences that shaped his wanderlust and overall philosophy on life. George really has traveled, and that love for travel and his never-ending positivity is pervasive. His stories cover a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro when he was 22 years old and Yosemite’s Half Dome years later with his wife and children, moving experiences at Machu Piccu and Australia’s sacred Uluru (Ayer’s Rock), a trip to Jordan soon after the tragedy of September 11, the Galapagos, Japan, Greece, Pakistan, Paris, Peru, Bali, and Cambodia. The foreword is written by his friend, noted travel writer Pico Iyer.
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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.
“As I have learned over and over, travel teaches us about the vast and varied differences that enrich the global mosaic, in landscape, creation, custom, and belief, and the importance of each and every piece in that mosaic. Travel teaches us to embrace our vulnerability and to have faith that whatever energy we put into the world will come back to us one hundredfold. Travel teaches us to approach unfamiliar cultures and peoples with curiosity and respect, and to realize that the great majority of people around the world, whatever their differences in background and belief, care for their fellow human beings. And in all these ways, travel paves the pathway to global understanding, evolution, and peace."