Get Personal with Journeywoman
Stories of Love, Sex, & Travel
Editor: Michelle de Kretser
the Lonely Planet Journeys series, this collection
is a fun read for the passionate traveller. A tourist
in Peru falls for handsome guide; a beautiful Italian
proposes to the foreigner he's just met... Twenty
writers, as diverse as Alice Kaplan, Mona Simpson,
Paul Th�roux, and Pico Iyer, have been brought together
in a kaleidoscope of all the biggies: seduction,
love, sex, and loss.
Hong Kong: True Stories of Life on the Road
Editors: James O'Reilly,
Larry Habegger, and Sean O'Reilly
Travelers' Tales series is based on a simple
premise: "That the experience of other travelers
is our best map to a strange land." And there's
no question that Hong Kong is just that: the
intersection of East and West, old and new,
known and unknown. This intriguing anthology
contains dozens of stories about shopping, eating,
loving, and talking by a gold mine of writers.
Check out "Towards Fragrant Harbour" by
Jan Morris--she's always good.
A Fork in the Road
Author: Anik See
is the Canadian author's first book, a collection
of tasty travel tales surrounding the international
language of food. Anik See is a high-achieving
travellin' woman who's circled the globe on
her own steam by foot and by bicycle. And the
best part for us--Anik has included pages of
delicious recipes. Look out for the how-to's
of Dugh, an Iranian yogurt drink, the subtleties
of Patagonian barbecue, and the mysteries behind
those distinctive Thai flavourings.
and Summer Rambles in Canada
Author: Anna Brownell Jameson
in the history of travel? Check out Anna Brownell
Jameson's Canadian travel diary, first published
in 1838. In 1836, the socialite sailed from London,
England to join her husband in Upper Canada. Theirs
was a strained marriage and Anna jumped at the opportunity
to take a road trip without him--in a place where
there were few roads! Check out Jameson's lively
account, a tour of Upper Canada by carriage, steamer,
bateau, and canoe. You go, girl!
terrific new magazine for women travelers...
Woman's Travel Journal
Editor: Michele Jin
quarterly publication focuses on "first-person
perspectives," stories by women for women. It
also includes photography, fiction, poetry, and,
for the maudlin, a special section on nightmare
trips. Its mandate includes "raising consciousness"
and providing a "forum where women can share journey
tales and discuss global issues." For more information,
Subscriptions are available by writing to: Passionfruit,
2917 Telegraph Ave. PMB 136, Berkeley CA, USA,
94705-2017. Website: http://www.passionfruit.com
Each issue we'll
be reviewing the latest and best travel literature available.
We'll also be bringing back some of the golden oldies
that we feel journeywomen everywhere will appreciate.
And...we'd love your input. Guide books, biographies,
short stories, how-to's, etc... Simply
click here and let us know about your absolute favourites.
C'mon. Let's Network!
words on travel...
a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country.
As a woman my country is the whole world.
--Virginia Woolf, English writer
There are always, in
each of us, these two: the one who stays, the one who goes
--Eleanor Wilner, American Poet
To me, travel is a triple
delight: anticipation, performance, and recollection.
--Ilka Chase, American Writer
How can I ever know
whether or not I'm really happy here unless I go somewhere
--Cynthia Rich, American writer