By the Seat of My Pants : Humorous Tales of Travel and Misadventure, Paperback

By the Seat of My Pants : Humorous Tales of Travel and Misadventure Paperback

Part of the Lonely Planet Travel Literature series

1.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Humorous tales of travel and misadventure 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, they can give birth to our most found travel lessons, and our most memorable - and hilarious - travel stories. These 31 globegirdling tales that run the gamut from close-encounter safaris to loss-of-face follies, 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The collection brings together some of the world's most renowned travellers and storytellers with previously unpublished writers. Includes stories by Wickam Boyle, Tim Cahill, Joshua Clark, Sean Condon, Chistopher R.Cox, David Downie, Holly Erikson, Bill Fink, Don George, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Jeff Grenwald, 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 Wichester, Michelle Witton About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications Ltd
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  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9781741795240



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A couple of great stories, a few average, a couple should have been left out all together.

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What an awful book. Travellers tales. That is tales about the travellers not about the places they visit. A collection of student writing exercises all along the lines of 'aren't foreigners funny' or 'a funny thing happened to me on the way to the............whatever'.I suppose it was to be expected from the Lonely Planet generation of follow-my-leader young travellers but a big disappointment nevertheless.

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