Discover The World In ‘The Best American Travel Writing 2021’
Well-crafted words to linger in your thoughts and inspire wanderlust.
, a new curated anthology of evocative and enlightening essays (published this month by Mariner Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers). Its well-crafted words will linger in your thoughts long after you’ve finished the closing chapter. This year marks the final edition of this annual best-of book series, which was brainstormed more than two decades ago by travel expert extraordinaire
, who has overseen its impressive literary life span..@ 2021 HarperCollins PublishersWilson penned the book’s compelling Foreword, opining about “the before times” — before COVID-19. The novel coronavirus’s impact on the travel industry and our ability to wander the globe at will has been significant. How to make sense of that overwhelming tsunami? Wilson muses about our roads ahead, discovering joy on fresh horizons. “What travel has taught me is that the things of the world are only ever temporary — though, once in a while, the temporary can become eternal,” he wrote. “I hope that we will be able to travel, to interact with and witness the world again in the near future. When we do, it will certainly seem strange. But when has travel not been strange? We don’t need a pandemic to show us that, but the pause we’re experiencing can highlight a basic truth: we may or may not walk this way again, and even if we do, we will never be precisely the same people who experienced the journey in the first place. Travel is only ever about a moment in time and space, but it’s also about how we choose to hold that moment in our memories. It is always both present and past.”Read more: Forbes »
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