Yearly Archives: 2005


Press Trip Lead for San Diego Outdoor Writers

Hey everybody, I just wanted to let you know that Hike Bike Kayak San Diego is friendly to travel writers. They are an outdoor tour group that offers kayaking, biking, and hiking adventures in San Diego and La Jolla. They even have programs for corporate parties and family outings. I’m […]


Jim Benning Interviews Jen Leo on World Hum

In case you haven’t seen it, there’s an interview with me on World Hum this week. I think I might’ve confessed some things I haven’t said on other interviews yet…. and damn if I can’t find that Adventure Sandals poem! Jennifer Leo: Travels Down the Written Road Other interviews on […]


Elizabethtown as Travel Inspiration

I saw Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown this past weekend. I thought it was good, but not blow me away great like Almost Famous, or Zach Braff’s Garden State by . Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely not harshing E-town…the beau thought it was fantastic. But the reason I wanted to talk […]


Travel Publications Update — only $139!

Have you seen this? Sure it’s a lot more expensive than the list that TravelWriters.com puts out, but I like their style. And their updates appear trustworthy on first glance. Travel Publications Update is a database of 500 travel magazines, and 200 newspaper travel section editors. They suggest it for […]


Reminder: Travel Writing Contest with Transitions Abroad

We’re approaching the final stretch in the 2005 Transitions Abroad Narrative Travel Writing Contest. Kelly posted about it earlier this summer, but TA has been kind enough to extend the deadline to Dec 1. What: They’re looking for stories of travel epiphanies. Length: up to 1500 words Prize: Top three […]


How Well Traveled Are You?

I found How Well Traveled Are You?”How Well Traveled Are You? on Kelly’s Lost in Place…she’s preparing to bump up her travel averages. What you do is fill out a list of places you’ve been (they don’t have all of them), and then it calculates percentages for you. I don’t […]


The Book Tour Diaries, Seattle

The Seattle area remains one of my favorite areas for doing author events. There are so many indie bookstores within driving distance, and each has their own book loving staff. As you know, the tour has been more miss than hit, so I was crossing my fingers that Seattle would […]


BootsnAll is Looking for Interns

I’m always in favor of writers getting their start as interns, because that’s how I started. And my fave travel enthusiasts over at BootsnAll are offering up this opportunity right now. So, if you’re interested in becoming a travel writer, and just starting out, this is a terrific way to […]


Jen Leo’s Favorite Links

Hey, I just wanted to let you know that since we’ve made the site look a bit cleaner, I also updated my Favorite Links. Before, we had a very short list on the left column, but now I fleshed it out some and it has it’s own page. You’ll find: […]