Monthly Archives: May 2006


Story Lead: Magic Johnson Travel Group

Magic Johnson has his name on a new home-based travel franchise group that is focusing on African-American, Hispanic and Asian-American customers. Here is the press release. Magic Johnson Enterprises Launches Minority Focused, Home-Based Travel Agency I think an interesting story angle would be about the customers. Who are they and […]


Submission Call: Gusto!

Gusto!, a new travel website, is looking for local freelance writers to write tight profiles — 120-150 words — on restaurants, bars, shops, pretty much anything of local interest. They’re looking for freelance writers in variety of cities including, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Paris, Las Vegas, Dallas, and many […]


Job Lead: Backroads

Surfing the internet this morning, I discovered Backroads, touted as the world’s #1 active travel company, is looking for a travel planner writer. Responsilibities include writing copy on trip’s daily activities, update existing travel planners, editing, fact checking, and proofing. Submit resume, two writing samples to staffing @backroads.com, or fax […]


EscapeArtist Travel Magazine

EscapeArtist Travel is a new e-zine dedicated to the independent traveler who looks past souvenir t-shirt stands, avoids tour groups, and loves to read intriguing and interesting travel articles. The publication describes itself as “a travel magazine with an attitude, slighty iconoclastic, definitely cutting edge, and willing to take risks, […]


Travel Writing Workshop with Larry Habegger

Travelers’ Tales Executive Editor Larry Habegger is offering his popular one-day intensive travel writing class, Crafting the Personal Travel Story: Where: Book Passage’s Ferry Building Store in San Francisco When: Saturday, May 20 Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $95. For more information and to sign up, go to […]


Packed Magazine

If you love sleeping in 12-bed hostels, Packed is for you. If your idea of sightseeing is the local pub, Packed is for you. And if you love Central Europe, Packed is for you. Packed is a free bi-monthly magazine for backpackers and independent travelers. Their readers are: 18-35 years […]


Turn Here: Air Your Own Travel Show

If you’ve ever been bored with the Travel Channel, TURN HERE. It’s a super cool collection of video guidebooks. Turn Here: Short Films. Cool Places. With viral videos sweeping the Internet, it was only time before it got a travel spin. All I have to say is, Anthony Bourdain—get packing. […]


Sideways Printed Books

I randomly found this weird but interesting book feature this morning. Bed Books That’s right, you can lay in bed, or on the couch, and not have to turn your neck, or the book, to get more comfortable. So far there have a bunch of classics in print, and the […]


Clean up day for me

I turned down a trip to Vegas today. I love Vegas, and since I can work from anywhere, a hotel room with high speed internet and a big soothing bath tub a few steps away always sounds good to me. Even for one night while the man takes his meetings. […]


Travel Writing Workshops

For those of you who missed David Farley’s 10-week travel writing workshop at Gotham, here’s another chance to learn from him, this time at New York University. From Traveler to Travel Writer: A Writing Workshop INSTRUCTOR: David Farley DATE: Friday and Saturday, June 8-9 TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m […]