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In his introduction, guest editor Andrew McCarthy says that the best travel writing is ';the anonymous and solitary traveler capturing a moment in time and place, giving meaning to his or her travels.' The stories inThe Best American Travel Writing 2015demonstrate just that spirit, whether it is the story of a marine returning to Iraq a decade after his deployment, a writer retracing the footsteps of humanity as it spread from Africa throughout the world, or looking for love on a physics-themed cruise down the Rhone River. No matter what the subject, the writers featured in this volume boldly call out, ';Yes, this matters. Follow me!' The Best American Travel Writing 2015includes Iris Smyles, Paul Theroux, Christopher Solomon Patricia Marx, Kevin Baker, Benjamin Busch, Maud Newton Gary Shteyngart, Paul Salopek,and others ANDREW MCCARTHY, guest editor, is the author of theNew York Timesbest-selling travel memoirThe Longest Way Home.He has served as an editor at large atNational Geographic Travelerand been named travel journalist of the year by the Society of American Travel Writers. He is also an actor and director. JASON WILSON, series editor, is the author ofBoozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spiritsand the digital wine seriesPlanet of the Grapes.He has written for theWashington Post,theBoston Globe,thePhiladelphia Daily News,and many other publications. He is the founding editor ofThe Smart SetandTable Matters.Show more
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