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THE BEACH REPORTER: Beach Books – Redondo Beach Author Delights in Life of Travel, by Annie Lubinsky….
Heather Poole’s life as a flight attendant has led her to many places, and one of them was a nude beach in the Netherlands.
“I met a guy on the airplane who invited me to the ‘naturist’ beach,” Poole said. (She chose to keep her bathing suit on.) The Redondo resident was used to Los Angeles beaches, where plenty of women had undergone plastic surgery. In the Netherlands, though, “all the women were real sizes,” Poole said. “It was the first time I felt normal.”
She wrote about her experience in an essay “An Ode to B-Cups,” which was included in “The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010: True Stories From Around the World.” More essays are forthcoming, as Poole will be publishing her first book in time for the 2011 summer season. Its working title is “Cruising Attitude: My Life at 30,000 Feet.”
“I tried to write a fiction book about a serial-killing flight attendant, but that was when chick lit was popular, and publishers wanted me to make it lighter and more fun,” Poole said. “Then, when I got pregnant with my son, my brain turned to mush, so I started to blog about juggling a professional career and family.”
In tracking the keywords that led readers to her blog, Poole noticed that most were airline- and travel-related. She updated the blog, moving the more personal entries elsewhere and narrowing her focus to travel….
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A day on a nude beach in the Netherlands gives a self-described “prude” a new appreciation of body types, and comfort with her own…
So, umm…can you guess who the prude may be? ME! That’s right, my essay, An Ode to B cups, a short story about a passenger from Curacao who lives in Zandvoort that I met on a flight from Los Angeles to New York, is featured in the book The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010. The good people behind the book, Travelers’ Tales, writes…
Since the publication of A Woman’s World in 1995, Travelers’ Tales has been publishing award-winning books by and for women. We continue this tradition with The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010, the sixth collection in our annual series guaranteed to inspire women to take their first trip—or to continue exploring the world with wit, soul, and verve, as so many adventurous women do each and every day.
This best-selling, award-winning series presents the finest accounts of women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples — and themselves. The common threads connecting the stories are a woman’s perspective and lively storytelling to make the reader laugh, cry, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn’t. From climbing a volcano in Ecuador to running a kennel for pariah dogs in India to helping prepare meals in Iran, the points of view and perspectives are global and the themes eclectic, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine.
In The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010:
- A search for the perfect wave in New Zealand provides a lesson in love
- Curiosity leads to an understanding of political activism and human rights in Burma
- A childless American is adopted by a six-year-old and becomes part of the family in Italy
- Cultural understanding deepens in surprising ways through language lessons in
- On a fact-finding mission in Afghanistan, a retired professor learns that peace is
- A day on a nude beach in the Netherlands gives a self-described “prude” a new appreciation of body types, and comfort with her own
- And more…
“Travelers’ Tales books luxuriate in that complicated, beautiful, shadowy place where the best stories begin, and the most compelling characters roam free.” —ForeWord Magazine