The Best American Travel Writing 2012 (Houghton, Mifflin Harcourt, $14.95), edited by Jason Wilson and William T. Vollman, features 19 essays that open a window into a world that ranges from the sublime to the seedy. “Vollmann’s 'best' assemblage profoundly extends the reach of the ever-vital and enlightening art of travel writing."-Booklist, starred review. Making his fourth appearing in the anthology, Tom Swick has been the travel editor of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel since 1989. He s the author of two books: a travel memoir, Unquiet Days: At Home in Poland, and a collection of travel stories, A Way to See the World: From Texas to Transylvania with a Maverick Traveler.