Monthly Archives: August 2006


Jan Morris at the New York Public Library

This exciting LIVE from the NYPL event is still two months away but since tickets go on sale soon, I though it best to let you know about it ASAP. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see this acclaimed travel author — no excuses to miss it, especially with this […]


MSNBC Travel Quiz

Think you know everything about travel? Do you know what a billabong is? Or where Pike’s Peak is located? Part of travel writing is identifying new and emerging trends and hot destinations. More than that, also having prior travel on existing ones. Of course you know simple things like the […]


Longitude’s Favorite Books About Place

Here’s another place to wander if you’re looking for something to read during these last lazy days of summer. In their just released August newsletter, the guys at Longitude Books have compiled a top 25 list of their favorite books about place, which they describe as a mixture of travelogues, […]


Working on a 2nd Draft

Sitting down to rewrite an intro for a piece that has already been accepted, my memory calls up a time when a friend in a writers group said to me, “maybe you’re not meant to be a writer.” Sometimes I think about that and ponder the question. I’m actually thinking […]


Adventure Travel Professional Symposium

It’s no secret interest in adventure travel is increasing. Peruse your local newstand and you’ll find entire magazines dedicated to the genre (National Geographic Adventure and Outside). Even non-travel related magazines are jumping on the bandwagon. Esquire has a column The Restless Man—Real Adventures for Regular Guys and Men’s Journal […]


Coverage of the New Airline Travel Rules

My folks are flying tomorrow, so I’m reading up on the latest rules regarding air travel to help them with a few packing pointers. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the major media coverage, plus links to what certain travel blogs are talking about: The TSA explains Where We […]


Beginner’s Guide to Adventure Travel

Not quite sure what to make of this site just yet, but I think it’s worth keeping an eye on. Beginner’s Guide to Adventure Travel is one of dozens of Beginner’s Guide sites, constructed in a style somewhere between About.com and the “for Dummies” series of books. The Adventure Travel […]


BootsnAll Call for Writers: Blog for $$$

BootsnAll has been in the business of making travel dreams come true, and now they are bound to make your writing dreams come true, too. Today, Bootsnall launched their “Logue it!” program. And guess what? They want to pay you to write. Who they’re looking for.Writers who are passionate about […]