The Best American Travel Writing


In volatile, unpredictable times, travel takes on new implications depending on who you are, where you're going and why.  

In her introduction, guest editor Alexandra Fuller writes, "Great travel writing doesn't only awaken us, it also emboldens, inspires and shakes us."

Each piece here fearlessly illuminates a unique intersection of time and place - Chernobyl three decades after the disaster, Egypt during the country's first democratic election, Nashville in the throes of gentrification.  And each interrogates the reasons for travel - to retrace the steps of Martin Luther King Jr, to chart endangered landscapes or to search the battles of World War 1.  

Through stories that are heart-lifting and heartbreaking by turns, Fuller reminds us that "clear minds and generous hearts are scouring the world for fragments that might connect and heal us."

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