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Strange Travel Suggestions

Tales of Global Adventure


Michael McColl
Director of Communications
Ethical Traveler
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For Immediate Release

Written & Performed by Jeff Greenwald


Appearing at The Freight & Salvage
1111 Addison Street, Berkeley, California
(510) 548-1761

Wednesday, September 20th, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $18.50 adv / $19.50 door

A Benefit for Ethical Traveler

“STRANGE TRAVEL SUGGESTIONS,” Kurt Vonnegut Jr. once wrote, “are dancing lessons from God.” Indeed, it’s those sudden inspirations and unpredictable encounters that make world travel so wild and illuminating.

Gregarious Oakland-based writer and globe-trotting adventurer Jeff Greenwald, best known for award-winning travel books Shopping for Buddhas and The Size of the World, presents his critically acclaimed monologue inspired by the joys of wanderlust. Audience members step onto the stage, and spin a huge, colorful Wheel of Fortune. Thirty symbols, from “The Fool” to “Meals of Misfortune,” determine the starting points for the evening’s stories.

The one-night-only performance at the legendary Freight & Salvage Coffee House will benefit Ethical Traveler, a non-profit organization co-founded by Jeff Greenwald. Ethical Traveler is an alliance of world travelers which uses the economic power of tourism to protect human rights and the environment, and to promote the ambassadorial aspects of travel.

Tickets can be reserved through TicketWeb (at 866-468-3399) or by clicking on For further information about Ethical Traveler, please visit For media inquiries, contact Michael McColl at

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Acclaim for Jeff Greenwald’s “Strange Travel Suggestions”

“The last time Jeff Greenwald’s roulette wheel of a one-man show had a run at The Marsh, I went and laughed my head off. The Marsh is a small place, so Greenwald obligingly handed my head back to me.”
– Jon Carroll, San Francisco Chronicle

“The tales…are prime takes from his continuing semireligious quest for the odd and the entertaining — intriguing, beguiling and often laugh-out-loud funny stories of consulting oracles in Senegal, how complaints are handled in India, a Nepali holy man who does amazing things with his penis, and past lives, told with the delivery of a Buddhist Mort Sahl and a sly mix of hyperbole and observation.”
– Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

“There’s something incredibly appealing about a performer whose stories are true and told in a direct, unadorned and seemingly unscripted way. With his spinning wheel and endless supply of stories, Greenwald is the kind of tour guide you’d gladly and enthusiastically follow to the ends of the earth.”
– Chad Jones, Oakland Tribune

“Looking for global intrigue, great laughs, and high drama? Go traveling with Jeff Greenwald and you’ll find it all — on one stage.”
– Wes “Scoop” Nisker

“Hilarious, Spontaneous, Gregarious! Don’t Miss it!!”
– Stephen Kent, Producer of “Music of the World” on KPFA

“Funny, keen-eyed, utterly engaging…Wherever it leads, it adds up to quite a trip.”
– San Francisco Bay Guardian

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