The Gift of Travel features sublime stories about the transformative power of travel. Bringing together over two dozen of the most dazzling and moving stories from the award-winning Travelers' Tales series, this collection is based on the premise that traveling can help people break through the crust of old experience and reawaken to the joys, mysteries, and miracles of everyday life. The stories speak directly to the reader's pilgrim nature and feature the simple but profound lessons that travelers have learned in their encounters abroad.
From an unforgettable language teacher in Bangkok to the tambourine men of Recife, from a Barcelona train station to a Baja desert, from a tomato tossing festival in Spain to a tango in the "Moon Country" of remotest India, an array of intrepid globe-trotters offer vivid accounts of their most unforgettable world travel experiences. This edition includes a new preface.