Lavinia Spalding is series editor of The Best Women’s Travel Writing, author of Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler, and co-author of two books: With a Measure of Grace: the Story and Recipes of a Small Town Restaurant and This Immeasurable Place: Food and Farming from the Edge of Wilderness. Lavinia introduced the e-book edition of Edith Wharton’s classic travelogue, A Motor-Flight Through France, and her writing appears in such publications as Tin House, Post Road, Inkwell Journal, Longreads, AFAR, Yoga Journal, Sunset, AirBnB magazine, Ms., The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, and many more. Her essays have been widely anthologized. She lives in New Orleans and Cape Cod with her family. Visit her at www.laviniaspalding.com.