The most important sacred spaces are not in the guidebooks. They are the sacred spaces created when human beings reach out to other human beings and pull them into their lives, even for just a short time.”
Simply stated, if this quote resonates with you and how you view travel, then you will enjoy this book. “Chance Encounters”, the first book in the World Traveler Tales series, focuses on the people who meet and move us in our travels. READ THE REVIEW
f you can't manage to travel around the world, allow this book to do it for you. Even if you have been to each place this collection touches, reading about the people these writers met will reward you. This book is so well written, and each tale is unique. If you're looking for the next travel book to get your hands on, this is definitely it. These writers all bring different emotions out of you when reading, but also there is the desire to trust in other human beings that ties them all together. It's refreshing to read about amazing places, but especially so when those stories have amazing people of just as much importance. You'll be thinking about these people long after closing the book. I am particularly stuck on the compassion of Magdalena, a weaver from Guatemala. It's a treat to read stories that strongly impacted the writers lives. There is so much to offer in this book. Well worth your time, and don't be surprised if you get the strong urge to get on a plane!
Regardless if you are an armchair voyager or global trekker – “Chance Encounters” takes you to those places you love to hear about. The explorers Ms. Graber amassed write in inspiring and heartfelt fashion. Their words will stir your emotions of places you may have already visited or simply have always heard about.
Whether distant traveler or living room explorer, “Chance Encounters” offers the reader a glimpse into the world of exploration, empathy, desire, and compassion.
Spanning the globe you will explore the mysteries of why we enjoy reading about traveling. Through these minuets, the reader will learn of a common denominator when meeting people. You will discover the undercurrent of our connection to wanting to be connected.
The writers Ms. Graber calls to arms pen in a fashion representing the best of human interaction and a sense of camaraderie.
Buy this book and continue your pursuit of global adventure, either from the comfort of a cozy chair or from your travel log of points not yet explored. The trip will be memorable.
Chance Encounters: Travel Tales from Around the World is about mishaps, extraordinary encounters, and journeys that are a cut above the ordinary and long recalled, and is edited by an award-winning travel journalist who here picks the best for inclusion in a fun collection of chance encounters. From bravery to strength, unforgettable encounters with strangers to musical connections, these stories are culled from over 40 newspapers, magazines, and websites and comes from some 20 top international travel writers who here present their best in a highly recommended collection of armchair readers perfect for any would-be traveler.
Iowa Public Radio host Charity Nebbe talks with author Janna Graber about the friend who introduced her to a love of travel. That story is part of a new travel anthology called “Chance Encounters: Travel Tales from Around the World.”
Debbie McClure of You Read It Here First sits down to chat with Janna Graber, editor of Chance Encounters: Travel Tales from Around the World. The new travel anthology features works from more than 20 authors, including Graber. READ MORE