"In this collection of twenty exquisitely crafted pieces, award-winning travel writer Mike Tidwell shatters the mold of the travel genre. His writing is more than just adventurous tales of getting from here to there. There's plenty of that, of course, whether it's getting marooned on a desert island or traveling the Silk Road with nomadic shepherds or getting caught in a deadly rock slide in the Texas desert. But what makes Tidwell's writing different is his uncanny ability to draw out those he meets -- a Hanoi barber, a Columbian innkeeper, a homeless fisherman in Washington D.C. Such encounters allow Tidwell to probe his own emotions for the sort of edification and larger rewards that only thoughtful travel can bring. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
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