Monthly Archives: August 2006


Chicago: Fall Travel Writing Seminar

The Newberry Library in Chicago will offer an extensive collection of humanities-related seminars this fall, including several one-day and multi-week writing workshops. Here’s the scoop on their travel writing workshop for all our Windy City readers: What: See the World; Write the Story When: Wednesdays, September 20 – October 25, […]


Job Lead: Editor for Fodor’s

Fodor’s Travel is looking for another Editor to join their team. This is a newly created position reporting into the Vice President & Publisher. Responsibilities: Work with destination and web editors to oversee and edit hotel and restaurant reviews. Develop guidelines for reviews and rating systems and hire freelance writers. […]


Job Lead: Hungry City

I’ve only lived in Atlanta for three months, but I can tell you where to find the best Cuban food and which coffeehouses serve the best pastries, among other things. I love food. And if you’re like me and you know the best eats in San Francisco, then Hungry City […]


Jen Leo on the Road

If you missed Jen Leo in conversation with Tim Cahill at Book Passage’s 2006 Travel Writers and Photographers Conference a few weeks ago, here’s your chance to catch her as she takes her latest travel book, What Color is Your Jockstrap? on the road Northwest to Portland, Seattle, and Lake […]


Editorial Internship: France Today

San Francisco-based magazine France Today: the Journal of French Culture and Travel is currently looking for a part-time intern to work with the editorial department. Here’s the info for any interested francophiles: Responsibilities: The intern will work on a print supplement about studying in France and will do some copyediting, […]


Travel News Assistant Wanted: New York Times

NYTImes.com, the New York Times official website, with 35 millions visitors a month, is looking for a full-time travel news assistant. Responsiblities include developing travel guides, producing photographs, working with their guidebook partner, and maintaining the website’s hotel and restaurant database. Those with a strong familarity of photo production, a […]


Travel Writing contest from Traveler’s Tales

The folks at Travelers’ Tales are at it again. T.T. has launched the Solas Awards for Best Travel Story of the Year, an annual competition to find the best writing being done about the world today. Solas is an Irish word for “light,” according to T.T. Executive Director Larry Habegger. […]


A Sense of the World: The Blind Traveler

This 2006 release by Jason Roberts sounds fascinating, and the backstory of how the book came to be is interesting too. A Sense of the World tells the incredible story of James Holman, a former British Royal Navy officer and forgotten travel author. Holman lost his sight from an illness […]