Monthly Archives: May 2005


Women with Wanderlust

GoNomad has a new article up that features ten books about travel by women. Some great suggestions here from author Kelly Westhoff, including a few mentioned previously on WR. One of the books she reviews is Avoiding Prison and Other Noble Vacation Goals – Adventures in Love and Danger by […]


Friday Funnies

Yesterday someone told me an interesting thought for those who like to wish…. Hold your hands out, palms up, like cups. Put your fulfilled wishes in one hand, and poop in the other and see which fills up first. As for Vegas love….who likes to gamble?


West Coast Author Events

Two upcoming author appearances happening next week: Barbara Hodgson, author of Italy Out of Hand: A Capricious Tour Monday, May 23, 7:30 pm Distant Lands, Pasadena, CA Author Barbara Hodgson found a wide audience for her first travel book, Paris Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide. Now, join her for […]


Asia Grace

Asia Grace is a unique photography book self-published by Kevin Kelly in 2002. The production notes of how this book came to be tell a truly amazing story, about a fantastic labor of love that took over 30 years to create. The photos in the book came from Kelly’s personal […]


Asian Tourism Mags Article

Here’s an interesting article from the just released Columbia Journalism New York Review of Magazines: Paradise Lost – How Asian tourism magazines survived in the wake of the tsunami (PDF) Author Emily Waltz spoke with editors from three Asian travel mags (Phuket Magazine, DestinAsian and Farang Untamed Travel) about the […]


Stanfords Book and Map Store

I stumbled upon the website of British map and bookseller Stanfords, which Jen mentioned in 2002. There are a few handy features on their site worth pointing out: They’ve organized their travel books into categories: Anthologies, How to be a Travel Writer, Literary Guides, and a Classics section with an […]


Halliday Hopper Reading

The Job Hopper tour comes to Baltimore tonight! You may recall Jen’s post about Ayun’s latest book. I’ll be picking up my own copy in person this evening at Atomics Books (recently featured by The Book Standard.) I hope to snag one of these snazzy posters created for the event. […]


Guide to Experimental Travel

The Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel is due to release in June, so you can’t get your hands on it just yet, but I’ve gathered some early buzz about this out-of-the-ordinary travel guide. (click the book cover to the right for a larger image…Jen is absolutely dying to get […]


Booksignings

Writers Weekly had an article on booksigning tips this week. Martha Reed offered good advice, but I wanted the more pastel Martha Stewart version. At some point before the Thong tour, I’ll do a piss take on tips for author events. It’ll be fun. I also came across this. Celebrity […]


Postcard from Laos

This just in from Leif Pettersen, a travel writer who has made money from market leads here on Written Road. “I found “Sand in My Bra” sitting in the book exchange in my guesthouse here in Luang Prabang, Laos. I’m super pumped. I gonna trade “Chasing Che” for it. From […]