The Peace Corps Writers Award for Best Travel Book was first presented in 2001.
And the winner for Best Travel Book published in 2014 is . . .
100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay before You Die
by Kristen Hare (Guyana 2000–02)
Reviewer Leita Kaldi Davis (Senegal 1993–96) said about 100 Things . . .:
100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay is not your ordinary guide book, but describes the historic district of the cigar capital — Ybor City, Latin and European influences on cuisine, the awesome Salvador Dali Museum, the Ringling Museum with its circus model, professional football and soccer teams that date from the 1970s, and surrounding meccas of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Sarasota. The book is divided into chapters on “Food and Drink,” “Music and Entertainment,” “Sports and Recreation,” Culture and History,” “Shopping and Fashion,” with suggested itineraries and seasonal activities. No tourist should leave home without it.
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I agree with Ernest Hooper, Tampa Bay Times East Hillsborough Bureau Chief, who writes in the Foreword, ” . . . longtime residents might just discover, doggone it, that we’re good enough to hold our own with any other city in America.”