The Best Travelers’ Tales 2004

Editors: James O’Reilly, Larry Habegger, Sean O’Reilly
Rolf’s Story: “Anthem Soul”
Notable contributors: Simon Winchester, Brad Newsham, Jeff Greenwald and Alison Wright.

Hyenas Laughed at Me and Now I Know Why

Editors: Sean O’ Reilly, Larry Habegger, James O’Reilly, Tim Cahill (introduction)
Rolf’s Story: “Cowboys and Indians, Thai Style”
Notable contributors: Elliott Hester, Doug Lansky, Richard Sterling, William Dalrymple, and Jennifer L. Leo.

The Kindness of Strangers

Editors: Don George, His Holiness the Dalai Lama (preface)
Rolf’s Story: “My Beirut Hostage Crisis”
Notable contributors: Tim Cahill, Jan Morris, Simon Winchester, and Dave Eggers

Travelers’ Tales Turkey

Editor: James Villers, Jr.
Rolf’s Story: “Turkish Knockout”
Notable contributors: Tim Cahill, Nick Danziger, Robert D. Kaplan, John Krich, and Tony Perrottet

A House Somewhere

Editor: Don George and Anthony Sattin
Rolf’s Story: “Digging Mr. Benny’s Dead Uncle”
Notable contributors: Peter Mayle, Isabel Allende, Frances Mayes, Pico Iyer and Paul Theroux.

Travelers’ Tales Greece

Editors: Jason Alexander, Larry Habbegger, Sean O’Reilly
Rolf’s Story: “Slumming the Pink Palace”
Notable contributors: Lawrence Durrell, Paul Theroux and Henry Miller


Editor: Don George
Rolf’s Story: “Storming ‘The Beach'”
Notable contributors: Pico Iyer, Isabel Allende, Simon Winchester and Jan Morris

Adrenaline 2000

Editor: Clint Willis
Rolf’s story: “Be Your Own Donkey”
Notable contributors: Reinhold Messner, Mark Jenkins, Conrad Anker, Alex Lowe and Philip Caputo

The Rolf Potts obscure collection

Some of the fiction and satire stories Rolf wrote while he was in college later wound up in small-press anthologies, including The Best of Pif Magazine: Off-Line, In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself, and On the Eighth Day God Laughed.

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