A character in Oscar Wilde says, "I always travel with my diary on a train. It's the only way I can be assured of reading something scandalous." Not the only way any more, because now you can read one of Michael Luongo's travel anthologies. I believe this is the third and I can reccommend each of them. So, first an admission: I'm one of the contributors to Sensual Travels. But I am a contributor to many anthologies. Luongo's however are the ones I most look forward to reading whenever they arrive. There 20 other essay-story-memoirs here, ranging from the very short and very erotic, to the longer and the most autobiographical. What makes this anthology so unusual is that it is worthwhile as a travel companion too. Luongo writes Frommer's Guides, but none of them can tell you the social niceties you really need to know when being among foreigners: as Trebor Healey does so well in his piece about being a student-visitor in Guanajuato, Mexico;or Alan Hahn does about sexual life in Bangkok: both are terrific stories and cautionary tales. Other favorites include the three short Jesse Archer tales, poet Jim Nawrocki's very different Parisian and Copenhagen experiences, Simon Sheppard's hellish yet stimulating bus ride in Ecuador, and Appalachian Big Daddy Jeff Mann's sophisticated look at Bondage in Budapest. Doubtless you'll find your own favorites, too.