To father, with insight
In her new collection of essays, “Far From Home: Father-Daughter Travel Adventures,” Wendy Knight explores the way relationships between fathers and daughters are affected through shared travels.Knight is traveling all the way from Vermont to be at the Vail Farmer’s Market – located at 100 East Meadow Drive – on Sunday for one-on-one conversation and to sign her book.Knight had this to say about her inspirations for the book in her press release – provided by Seal Press: “Travel literature abounds with captivating stories of adventurers, usually men, interacting with the natural world: The lone male hiking a desolate trail, buddy road trips, father-son fishing outings. And while there are a handful of anthologies and travel books that deal with mothers and daughters, there are even fewer that explore fathers and daughters in the outdoors.”Like many men of his generation, my father was an avid outdoorsman who developed an appreciation for nature while hunting and fishing as a boy. Though he didn’t pass down his sportsmen traditions to me, he did impart his love of the outdoors. For both of us, nature is a place to get away from life’s disillusion and discontentment.”Knight is an award-winning freelance writer, she is the editor of “Making Connections: Mother-Daughter Travel Adventures” and she is the recipient of a Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation for an adventure travel article on ice climbing.Knight will be at the Farmer’s Market from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.Andrew Harley can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 610, or at email@example.com.