Monthly Archives: September 2006


Travels in Europe: Writing On the Road

This is the sixth in a series of posts about how travel, reading, writing and communicating intersected during my five month European backpacking trip. Even though I set out on this adventure with no specific travel writing assignments or objectives (except to capture details in my journals), after about a […]


Book Review: Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik

Marie Javin’s Stalking the Wild Diki-Dik was the first book I’ve read in awhile that I just couldn’t seem to put down. My curiosity with a continent I know little about made me pick it up, but I never guessed how captivated I would become by Marie’s horrific and hilarious […]


Travels in Europe: Going Gadgetless

This is the fifth in a series of posts about how travel, reading, writing and communicating intersected during my five month European backpacking trip. I had just said goodbye to my parents at Newark Airport and was standing in the security line when I felt a tap on my shoulder. […]


Abebooks Features Collectible Travel Titles

Just a quick mention about a special feature I noticed today over at Canadian based Abebooks. If you’re into rare collectibles of the traveling kind, then take a look at their list of Classic Travel Titles from the Rare Book Room. The Authors from Around the World collection is another […]


Monday Market Leads

Here’s a selection of travel-related job leads I’ve seen in the past few days: Via Craigslist: Channel Lake, Inc. seeks freelance writers for Jackson (WY) and Key West (FL) guidebooks Citysearch seeks fact editors for 3-month contracts (NY and SF) Via Journalism Jobs: AOL Travel seeks experienced travel writers for […]


Travels in Europe: Journal Writing

This is the fourth in a series of posts about how travel, reading, writing and communicating intersected during my five month European backpacking trip. To lose a passport was the least of one’s worries, to lose a notebook was a catastrophe. — Bruce Chatwin The very thought makes me cringe. […]


Bill Bryson’s Fall Events for Thunderbolt Kid

Bill Bryson’s memoir The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid goes on sale October 17. The comical tale re-creates Bryson’s middle America upbringing with the help of his superhero persona. Tom Brokaw calls it a “…laugh-out-loud pilgrimage through his Fifties childhood.” Learn more about the famous travel writer’s Iowa […]


Budget Travel Magazine & Travel Blogs

Budget Travel Magazine celebrated the one year anniversary of Budget Travel Online last week with a Bloggers Roundtable in Manhattan. Bloggers from Hotel Chatter, Gridskipper, Gadling and FlyerTalk weighed in on content, comments, and what makes a good travel blog. They answered questions and discussed a whole lot more, so […]


Travel Writing Class: 92nd Street Y

The 92nd Street YMHA, which offers an impressive list of classes and lectures, will offer a travel writing workshop. Admittedly, this class sounds different than traditional travel writing classes, but it sounds intersesting. Here are the details: What: The Art of Travel Writing When: Thursdays, October 5, 2006 Time: 6:30 […]