Whether your idea of travel at its finest is trekking through Europe with a backpack, a map and a foreign-language dictionary; road-tripping across America in a fully loaded RV; or cruising the Caribbean aboard a luxury liner, Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul celebrates the people you'll meet, the lands you'll discover and the lessons you'll learn.
From Library Journal
Part of the "Chicken Soup" series, this collection of 101 traveling stories by such writers as Pico Iyer, James Michener, Charles Kuralt, and Maya Angelou celebrates the art of traveling with "a different set of eyes." Series founders Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen and travel writer Steve Zikman the editors of the collection have divided the essays into nine sections, each dealing with a specific situation or condition. While different in tone and style some describe funny situations, others great loss, and still others life-changing events all essays show the triumph of the human spirit over discomfort or misfortune and show that travel breaks down barriers and prejudices and that people, regardless of where they reside, have more commonalities than differences. As Angelou puts it fittingly: "Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other, we may even become friends." Only a couple of the essays are more broth than soup. Recommended for all public libraries. Lee Arnold, Historical Soc. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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About the Author
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, have dedicated their lives to the personal and professional growth of others.