Yearly Archives: 2006


Homemade Outdoor Gear

Handmade things seem to be all the rage these days. Can we attribute it to all the craft bloggers? I would love to think so. I was surfing around and this site caught me totally off guard. Homemade Outdoor Gear This helpful resource is full of links and instructions on […]


Easygoing.com: Online travel shopping

I was thrilled to get an email from Easy Going today. They were a great Bay Area travel store and a regular stop for Travelers’ Tales author events. I had been attending events, and reading there for ten years. A few years ago Easy Going had to close their brick […]


Travel Channel: Photo Journeys

I love that the Travel Channel is featuring top photographers. They’ve started a section called Photo Journeys and so far they’ve got three artists represented including my friend Alison Wright. Each “photo journey” consists of a slideshow with captions from the photographer and a travelogue or dispatch from their trip […]


Thanks and Farewell

During this weekend of thanks I’d like to express my deepest gratitude to the incredibly supportive community of readers, writers and travelers that I’ve encountered during my stint as a Written Road contributor. Through this engaging interactive network I’ve been able to grow my very own global network of friends, […]


Win a Rough Guides Las Vegas Directions Pack

One of my favorite travel sites, HotelChatter, is holding a Viva Las Vegas Hotel Map Contest. They’re looking for true and shocking stories from Sin City. This sounds like a fun contest and I can’t wait to see who the winner is. Maybe they’ll even let us see the top […]


Amanda Congdon vs. 7 Days in a Sentra

It seems like these are the two most prevalent marketing campaigns in the travel world right now. I’m hearing about them everywhere. So, I did a Google fight between them 7 Days in a Sentra: Just what the title says, Marc Horowitz lived in his car for a week. And […]