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Beebe Bahrami

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An award-winning writer and cultural anthropologist, I specialize in travel, food and wine, archaeology, outdoors and adventure, spiritual, memoir, and cross-cultural writing, especially on France, Spain, and Portugal, and including the many fascinating routes of the pilgrimage roads to Santiago de Compostela across Europe to northwestern Spain. Forthcoming in spring 2019, look for my guidebook from Avalon Travel Moon Camino de Santiago! I have two new travel books on France, Cafe Oc (Shanti Arts Publishing), a nomad's tales of magic, mystery, and finding home in the Dordogne of southwestern France, and Cafe Neandertal (Counterpoint Press), a travel narrative, scientific inquiry, and archaeological adventure into the prehistory and mystery of the Neandertals in southwestern France. I also have two travel guides on Spain, The Spiritual Traveler Spain--A Guide to Sacred Sites and Pilgrim Routes (Paulist Press) and Walking Guides Madrid (DestinWorld). My writing also appears in Wine Enthusiast, Michelin Green Guides, National Geographic books, Fodors.com, Perceptive Travel, the Pennsylvania Gazette, Archaeology, and The Bark among many other publications. To read more of my work, please visit my website.

Posts by Beebe Bahrami

You asked...we answered!

  • 1
    What's the most underrated destination in your opinion?

    Sitting at a cafe table on a square in a village, town, or city anywhere in the world and soaking up the numerous spontaneous stories that swirl by.

  • 2
    Who would you choose as a seatmate on a cross-continential road trip?

    Hemingway and the Persian mystical poet Sa’di, for what we could talk about (and I could learn from them) on deep travel, soulful writing, and exploring the (inner and outer) world.

  • 3
    What's your favorite mode of transportation? Why?

    My feet in cross-trainers or light-weight hiking boots on a trail because our bodies, minds, and spirits are wired to take in the world at this pace. I see and feel a whole lot more, universes within universes, that are invisible when I travel by car, bus, train, and even bike.

  • 4
    What do you do when you encounter an unexpected dead-end?

    I remind myself not to contract but to expand into the potential of the unknown before me, for there are no dead-ends except in how we perceive the world. I remind myself to expand and push the edges of limitation toward learning more about myself and the world at once.