The Soul of a Great Traveler : 10 Years of Solas Award-Winning Travel Stories

Author(s): James O'Reilly

Travel Narrative

For ten years the editors of Travelers' Tales have run a writing competition to find the best travel story of the year: The Solas Awards. Over those years, thousands of stories have come across their desks, from writers famous and unknown, covering all corners of the globe with stories of adventure and discovery, love and loss, humor and absurdity, grief and joy. In this collection appear all of the top prize winners of the last ten years, stories that bring readers along for journeys that are inspiring, uplifting, and, very often, transformative. These tales are powerful, moving testaments to the richness of our world, its cultures, people, and places.

In this book, readers will:

    Deposit a loved one's ashes in a Bolivian River
    Find the Celtic soul you never knew you had in rural Ireland
    Grope through the maze of sorcery and madness in Cameroon
    Rediscover your sense of self on a return to Russia after many years away
    Follow the spirit of John Wesley Powell down the Grand Canyon in Arizona
    Engage loss and the specter of death in Mexico
    Face your deepest fears alone in an Alaskan winter
    Encounter the realities of prostitution in Thailand
    Absorb the rhythms and soul of Flamenco in Spain
    Fall in love with a home in rural France and make it your own...
and much more


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James O'Reilly, publisher of Travelers' Tales, was born in Oxford, England, and raised in San Francisco. He's visited fifty countries and lived in four, along the way meditating with monks in Tibet, participating in West African voodoo rituals, rafting the Zambezi, and hanging out with nuns in Florence and penguins in Antarctica. He travels whenever he can with his wife and their three daughters. They live in Leavenworth, Washington and Palo Alto, California, where they also publish art games and books for children at Birdcage Press ( Larry Habegger, executive editor of Travelers' Tales, has visited more than fifty countries and six of the seven continents, traveling from the Arctic to equatorial rainforests, the Himalayas to the Dead Sea. In the 1980s he coauthored mystery serials for the San Francisco Examiner with James O'Reilly, and for thirty-one years wrote a syndicated newspaper column, World Travel Watch. Habegger regularly teaches travel writing at workshops and writers conferences, is a principal of the Prose Doctors (prosedoctors .com), and editor in chief of, a destination discovery site. He lives with his family on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. Sean O'Reilly is editor-at-large for Travelers' Tales. He is a former seminarian, stockbroker, and prison instructor who lives in Virginia with his wife and three of their six children. He's had a lifelong interest in philosophy and theology, and is the author of How to Manage Your Destructive Impulses with Cyber Kinetics and Authority. He is also CEO and founder of the Auriga Distribution Group, Johnny Upright, Fifth Access, and, a bookselling site.

Fishing with Larry
Tom Joseph

Red Lights and a Rose
Joel Carillet

The Bamenda Syndrome
David Torrey Peters

Ashes of San Miguel
Tawni Vee Waters

The Memory Bird
Carolyn Kraus

Peter Wortsman

Into the Hills
Matthew Crompton

Flight Behavior
Amy Butcher

The Tea in Me
Bill Giebler

Oranges and Roses
Amy Gigi Alexander

Flamenco Form
Nancy Penrose

Ghost on Ice
Cameron McPherson Smith

Bruce Berger

We Wait for Spring, Moldova and Me
Kevin McCaughey

Marcia DeSanctis

Spirals: Memoir of a Celtic Soul
Erin Byrne

Barren in the Andes
Laura Resau

Fish Trader Ray
Lisa Alpine
The Amazon

Remember This Night
Katherine Jamieson

Love and Lies in Iran
Mario Kaiser

Castles in the Sky
Jennifer Baljko

Philomen and Baucis
Pamela Cordell Avis

The Empty Rocker
Kathleen Spivack

The Train at Night
Gina Briefs-Elgin
Aboard Amtrak

Beneath the Rim
Michael Shapiro
Grand Canyon

Mysterious Fast Mumble
Bruce Berger

Erin Byrne

Moving West, Writing East
Tom Miller
US/Mexico Border

From the Ashes
James Michael Dorsey

Inside the Tower
Keith Skinner
Monterey Peninsula

Deep Travel, Notre Dame
Erin Byrne

The Good Captain
Glenda Reed
The Pacific Ocean

The Train to Harare
Lance Mason

General Fields

  • : 9781609521233
  • : Travelers' Tales, Incorporated
  • : Travelers' Tales, Incorporated
  • : January 2018
  • : 20.30 cmmm X 13.30 cmmm X 1.30 cmmm
  • : United States
  • : January 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James O'Reilly
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 910.40922
  • : 2017027117
  • : 352
  • : WTH