Travel Tales Galore in New Editions from Lonely Planet

Travel literature is the ticket for Lonely Planet this April, with the release of new editions of three anthologies designed to amuse, inspire and surprise.

By the Seat of My Pants

Humorous Tales of Travel and Misadventure

Edited by Don George

‘If you don’t pack your sense of humour with your sunscreen, sooner or later you’ll get burned!’ — Don George

Lonely Planet knows that some of life’s funniest experiences happen on the road. Whether they take the form of unexpected detours, unintended adventures, unidentifiable dinners or unforgettable encounters, they can give birth to our most profound travel lessons, and our most memorable – and hilarious – travel stories.

By the Seat of My Pants presents 31 globe-girdling tales that run the gamut from close-encounter safaris to loss-of-face follies, hair-raising rides to culture-leaping brides, eccentric expats to mind-boggling repasts, wrong roads taken to agreements mistaken. It brings together some of the world’s most renowned travellers and storytellers with previously unpublished writers.

This collection includes stories by: Wickam Boyle • Tim Cahill • Joshua Clark • Sean Condon • Chistopher R.Cox • David Downie • Holly Erikson • Bill Fink • Don George • Karl Taro Greenfeld • Jeff Grenwald • Pico Iyer • Amanda Jones • Kathie Kertesz • Doug Lansky • Alexander Ludwick • Linda Watanabe McFerrin • Jan Morris • Brooke Neill • Rolf Potts • Laura Resau • Michelle Richmond • Alana Semuels • Deborah Steg • Judy Tierney • Edwin Tucker • Jeff Vize • Danny Wallace • Kelly Watton • Simon Wichester • Michelle Witton

A House Somewhere

Tales of Life Abroad

Edited by Don George & Anthony Sattin

We’ve all dreamt of escaping to a house somewhere. In this collection of stories, some of the finest names in contemporary travel writing reveal the perils and pleasures of exchanging the familiar for the foreign.

‘…I know well the delectable thrill of moving into a new house somewhere altogether else, in somebody else’s county, where the climate is different, the food is different, the light is different, where the mundane preoccupations of life at home don’t seem to apply and it is even fun to go shopping.’ —Jan Morris

A House Somewhere includes original stories by • Isabel Allende • Karl Taro Greenfeld • Jan Morris • Rolf Potts • Mort Rosenblum • Jeffrey Tayler • Errol Trzebinski • Simon Winchester

Plus selected writings by: Lily Brett • William Dalrymple • Amitav Ghosh • Pico Iyer • Frances Mayes • Peter Mayle • Paul Theroux • and many more.

Tales from Nowhere

Unexpected Stories from Unexpected Places

Edited by Don George

Many places can feel like ‘nowhere’: a desert, an isolated village, even the middle of a bustling, impersonal city. And then something happens: an adventure, a revelation, an experience that changes the whole landscape. The discovery that every place is the centre of the world to somebody, and every place has its own riches and wonders.

The authors of the 30 real-life tales featured in Tales from Nowhere find passion, surprise and illumination in the middle of Borneo or Beijing, in a Mayan mountain village, along a timeworn trail in Tuscany, on an isolated South Pacific island, or under a desert moon in Mali.

These richly varied stories all celebrate and illuminate one simple truth: if we embark on each adventure with an open heart and an open mind, travel will take us places we never planned to go, and enrich and enlighten us in ways we never otherwise would have known.

Featuring stories by: Anthony Sattin • Danny Wallace • Jason Elliot • Pam Houston • Ralph Potts • Pico Iyer • Tim Cahill • Simon Winchester

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