Monthly Archives: July 2005


Not So Weekly Stats July 30

Current Location: Detroit to LAX Current Weather: who knows, cooler than Vegas Current Reads:Vegas Trivia, and Avant Guide Las Vegas Movies this week: Wedding Crashers X 2, Sahara, Fever Pitch, The Jacket, Beauty Shop Months in Vegas since the move: 3.5 Days since I’ve been in Vegas: 10 Days until […]


Friday Boots News

Two quick bits of BootsnAll news before the weekend begins… Forbes has released their fairly extensive list of 2005 top picks for websites, including a variety of travel categories. In the travel blog group, the Boots gang gets a mention. Yeah! Also, today on the Boots Blog, Donovan plugs an […]


D.C. Travel Guide Writers Needed

Greenline Publications, a small travel publisher based in San Francisco, is seeking two writers for its Washington D.C. Fun Seeker’s guidebook: The Fun Seeker’s Guides are a series of travel guidebooks created for discerning travelers who want to experience the best, the latest, the most fun things a city has […]


Think Cool Travel

Have you heard about the “coolest” Travel Summit on the Planet? Many of us across the US are baking right now in extreme heat and humidity. So, if you need to cool down, take a minute to daydream of a friendlier climate, where stars of the travel publishing industry just […]


Leaving for Rolf’s Writing Class in Paris

I head off to Paris today to be a guest speaker at Rolf’s creative writing class at the Paris American Academy. It sure looks like they’re having a great time! I’m bummed I missed meeting Jeffrey Tayler since we had some correspondence last year, but it’ll be great to be […]


Bryson at the Smithsonian

Just saw this on the Olsson’s Event Calendar: Who: Bill Bryson Chats About Wales, hosted by the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program When: Thursday, July 28 at 6:30PM Where: Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St., N.W. (Foggy Bottom Metro, Blue/Orange line) Cost: Gen. Admission $15, RAP Members $12, Senior Members $11 Fresh […]


Book Review: Belonging

Isabel Huggan’s Belonging: Home Away From Home is a memoir of her life as experienced through the various places she has lived. Huggan shares stories about living abroad in the south of France, the Philippines, Kenya and Tasmania, while also recalling memories from her childhood in Canada. The chapters float […]


Writing Heroes: To Meet Them, or Not…

Sometimes I think we’re not meant to meet our heroes. Last night around midnight or later, I was introduced to Anthony Holden. He wrote Big Deal: One Year As A Professional Poker Player , and I’ve talked about him on Written Road before. His book was the first that got […]