Chance Encounters: Travel Tales from Around the World

Chance Encounters: Travel Tales from Around the World

Edited by Janna Graber
World Traveler Press (2015)

Those we meet while traveling can change our journey, our experiences or even our lives. Here are 23 true stories of travel encounters that will long be remembered.

• Meet three Americans who help a Belgian woman find her voice
• Bust a move with harmonica-playing pygmies in Uganda
• See how a former enemy can become your friend
• Watch a Kenyan girl face a heartbreaking custom with bravery
• Learn from a wise young monk as he hikes in Bhutan
• Marvel at the kindness of strangers on a pilgrimage in Japan
• Take an unforgettable elevator ride with a courageous woman in Paris
• Gain new understanding during an unspoken conversation in Cambodia
• Experience Nepal through the eyes of a child
• Take a wild ride in Turkey depending only on the kindness of strangers
And many more…

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“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 change 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.” – Midwest Book Review

“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. – Amateur TravelerREAD THE REVIEW

In 23 short travel stories from award-winning travel journalists, editor and author Janna Graber has gathered the perfect combination of adventure, emotion and wanderlust, and wrapped it up in a tidy book. All true, the fascinating tales in this book, which you might want to take in your carry-on during your next big travel adventure.” – Heimburger’s European Traveler

“Chance Encounters: Travel Tales from Around the World is a collection of stories edited by Janna Graber, and it is my favorite book of the moment. This collection of stories is about how chance encounters can add depth to a journey. How the people you meet can change you. It makes me anxious to see what my next adventure has in store.” — Jenilee Rose, KickAss Book ReviewsRead More