By the Seat of My Pants
Numerous Tales of Travel and Misadventure, 2nd edition
If you don't pack your sense of humour with your sunscreen, sooner or later you'll get burned!
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, these experiences can give birth to our most profound travel lessons and illuminations, and our most memorable – and hilarious – travel stories. This collection presents 31 globe-girdling tales that run the gamut from close-encounter safaris to loss-of-face collies, hair-raising rides to culture-leaping brides, eccentric expats to mind-boggling repasts, wrong roads taken to agreements mistaken. The collection brings together some of the world's most renowned travellers and storytellers with previously unpublished writers.
Stories by: Wickham Boyle, Tim Cahill, Joshua Clark, Sean Condon, Christopher R. Cox, David Downie, Holly Erickson, Bill Fink, Don George, Karl Taro Greenfield, Jeff Greenwald, 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 Winchester, Michelle Witton
Edition: 2nd edition, Apr 2011