Dreaming of adventure but unable to leave home?

 Then get yourself a copy of the Traveler’s Tales award winning anthology series The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010: True stories from around the world  to read.

It’s full of fascinating travel tales by interesting women from all walks of life, including Perceptive Travel’s own Alison Stein Wellner with a tale of culinary heat seeking.

In less than 300 pages, this  book takes you to far flung places that most of us only dream of and shares experiences that, in some causes, will have you doubled up laughing and in others, leave you cringing and shaking your head in disbelief.

Discover the hidden magic of Flamenco in Spain, how the perfect wave in New Zealand offers a lesson in love, learn about political activism and human rights in Burma, cultural understanding through language lessons in Vietnam, and why some people just have to find the hottest food ever.

There’s romance, high adventure, misadventure, spiritual growth, exotic cuisine, with plenty of  humility, humanity, and hilarity thrown in.

And along the way, each of the writers have discovered not only new place and faces, but also a new understanding and awareness of the self within the bigger world.

It’s designed to be read one essay at a time. But odds are, once you pick it up and start reading, you’ll become too engrossed to put it down until the end. And when you finish, you’ll be left wanting more.

Mostly, you’ll be wanting to take off on an adventure of your own.