Monthly Archives: August 2004


Travel Grants and such

Dan, this is really a big topic and I suggest you consult with a librarian who can point you in the right direction on where to start researching these. Here are some different awards that I have posted about in the past. The Rolex Awards Michael Kelly Award in Journalism […]


Sustainable Tourism Awards

Here is an award that you can start studying up on. Sustainable Tourism Awards from Smithsonian Magazine/Travelers Conservation Foundation They are in the process of selecting the winners and you can help. (Deadline Oct 31, 2004). There are three finalists. Unfortunately, I’m on dial up and it’s too slow for […]


Window Seat Press: Call for Submissions

Of course you have some zany bus tales from your global adventures. I know you do! Now there’s a publisher who wants them. I’ve never heard of Window Seat Press before, but it looks like it could be a pretty fun read. They don’t seem picky on length and the […]


Balance…It Was Worth A Stab

I just spent the last week camping in Oregon. The intention was to relax before the impending book tour for Whose Panties Are These? And in some ways, that goal was met. It was definitely beautiful in the Wallawas. Probably the most beautiful place I’ve ever been, and the 18 […]


A New Tim Moore Book

The well loved Tim Moore has just launched his fifth book. Travels with My Donkey is newly available in the UK, but not expected in the U.S. until February of 2005. Alex Lightfoot from The Observor wrote up a review of Moore’s attempt to conquer the Camino de Santiago in […]


A Sense of Place at the Pan Pacific San Francisco

There are few occasions when champagne is not important. If Jan Morris, Tim Cahill, Isabel Allende, and Jeff Greenwald are in the room ready to talk about their writing lives, it is one of them. As you know, I went to the book release party for Michael Shapiro’s A Sense […]


Powell’s: A Decade of Reading Essay Contest

What was your most memorable reading experience of the last ten years? Write up 300-750 words and send it in to Powell’s and you could win $1000 in BOOKS! What’s this? Powell’s, yes, that unblievably amazing indie bookstore in Portland, Oregon, is celebrating 10 years of being online with an […]


Booktastic!

Last night I was meeting with some writer friends. One of whom was Alison Wright. I haven’t seen Ali in nearly a year. We got to see photos from her dream trip to Mount Kailash. But that feat was nothing compared her latest news…. Better than getting published in Outside, […]


Breaking In To National Geographic Traveler

There’s a great thread on Media Bistro from earlier this year about breaking into NGT. Someone who had an intern there gives the inside scoop. Media Bistro Bulletin Board: Topic: National Geographic “I interned briefly for National Geographic Traveler magazine. They do accept queries, but not usually for large features. […]