By the Seat of My Pants: Travel humor from Lonely Planet


Lonely Planet just released its first-ever travel humor anthology, entitled By the Seat of My Pants. Edited by the ever-prolific Don George, it features funny travel tales from veteran scribes Tim Cahill, Jan Morris, Simon Winchester, Pico Iyer, David Downie, Jeff Greenwald, Doug Lansky, and Linda Watanabe McFerrin. Also in the lineup are 2005 Paris American Academy writing workshop student Kelly Watton, and my old New Orleans pal Joshua Clark (who’s currently collecting submissions for his own anthology of Lousiana tales).

My contribution to Seat of My Pants is “Something Approaching Enlightenment”, an all-new India tale wherein I survive a three-day bus ride in the Himalayas, get detained by the Indian army along the Tibetan border, and am subjected to watching several hours of poorly dubbed porno videos by a trio of Hindu road engineers. To read this and the rest of the Lonely Planet humor tales, order here, or check out the travel section of your local library or independent bookstore.

Posted by | Comments (1)  | September 19, 2005
Category: Travel Writing

One Response to “By the Seat of My Pants: Travel humor from Lonely Planet”

  1. Colin Says:

    Your indian porno story is the funniest thing you ever told me, I’m glad you finally put it on paper.