The Best American Travel Writing 2018

The Best American Travel Writing 2018 Review

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 places that many will never see or experience except through the eyes and words of these writers” (Kirkus). This far-ranging collection of top notch travel writing is, quite simply, the genre’s gold standard.
 

Title:The Best American Travel Writing 2018

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Jan

    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...

  • Susan Emmet

    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 "t...

  • Dipra Lahiri

    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 wri...

  • Ashley

    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...

  • Darius Ostrowski

    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...

  • Selena

    And on that day, I realized my purpose in life: I love fighting more than anything else. - Goodbye, My Brother by Elliot AckermanWhile pawns are the most vulnerable piece on the chessboard, they are a...

  • Jeff

    This book begins with a piece from Esquire written by Eliot Ackerman entitled “ Goodbye My Brother “ in which he returns to Iraq after the occupation is over. This ground is so well trod that I’...

  • Lindsey

    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-pr...

  • Tri Le

    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...

  • Jenn

    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 ...