Strange Tales of World Travel: * Bizarre * Mysterious * Horrible * Hilarious *

Gina Gaille (Author) Scott Gaille (Author)

Product Details

$16.99  $15.63
Travelers' Tales
Publish Date
April 23, 2019
5.5 X 7.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Gina and Scott Gaille grew up in small towns in central Michigan and south Texas. Even then, both dreamed about exploring the farthest corners of the planet. Gina's favorite TV show was Hart to Hart, whose globetrotting detectives--played by Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers--journeyed to South America, China, and Australia. Scott spent Sunday evenings glued to Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, whose safari-jacketed host, Marlin Perkins, introduced him to exotic landscapes and their peoples. Gina is most passionate about Africa, where she once served as a missionary in a remote part of Kenya. Scott's career as a lawyer and academic at The University of Chicago and Rice University has taken him to more than 100 nations around the world, including 30 in Africa. It was their shared passion for experiencing the world that brought them together.


"This book contains some of the most astonishing tales I've ever encountered. One after another. They make for obsessive reading." --Tim Cahill, author of Jaguars Ripped My Flesh

"The entire point of travel is to encounter the unimaginable. Gina and Scott Gaille have collected some of the most remarkable tales to ever see the light of day. A hoot to read." --J. Maarten Troost, author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals

"A fabulous new book! Two- or three-page stories, each one brings you to a different part of the world." --Frommer's Travel Show

"Strange Tales of World Travel presents a world you will not find in glossy magazine articles, breathless blogs, or self-adulatory Instagrams ... it's a world of adventures gone awry, ... of intimate glimpses of unimaginable wealth and unquestionable power, of close encounters with the wilder edges of human culture .... The result is a collection that is, as the book's subtitle suggests, bizarre, mysterious, horrible, and hilarious--like travel, and life itself." --From the Foreword by Don George, author of Lonely Planet's How to Be a Travel Writer

"Damn! I thought my book had the strangest bunch of true travel tales under the sun, but the Gailles' collection leaves me in the dust. Maybe even obliterated in a Sahara sandstorm." --Albert Podell, New York Times best-selling author of Around the World in 50 Years

Honorable Mention in Travel Book category - 2019 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

Finalist in Travel category - 2019 Foreword Magazine INDIES Book Awards