Yearly Archives: 2006


Nomad Editorial Services

Having a personal editor is the best thing I’ve done for my writing. Yes, classes, writers groups, and especially my internship and staff time at Travelers’ Tales is what gave me a solid foundation for my writing career. Following my own interests and rolling up the sleeves is what got […]


Gridskipper Contest: Win Wallpaper City Guides

Here’s a chance to score some glossy guidebooks. Gridskipper wants your best city itineraries: Pick one of the 20 cities featured in Wallpaper’s new City Guides series and describe how to best spend $100 in a day. The itinerary you propose for $100 US dollars should not include lodging, but […]


Submitting Your Writing for Publication

The cool thing about writing is that it doesn’t matter how you look. Anyone having a bad hair day, mismatched socks, or the most unflattering outfit can get into print. But the bad news is that when submitting an article for print, whatever you turn in represents you. And believe […]


Back to Blogging!

Man, I’ve been loving these posts lately. Thanks so much to Kelly and Terah for covering on my hiatus. I’ve been working on More Sand in My Bra with Julia Weiler in Eugene, OR, Portland and Seattle doing events for What Color is Your Jockstrap, and then jetting directly over […]


Monday Market Leads

Here’s a roundup of some leads found over the weekend: 1) Hoboken-based Wiley, publisher of Frommers titles, seeks two travel editors: Assistant Travel Editor and Travel Editor 2) Four Weeks Magazine, a new online publication for women seeks submissions in four areas: shopping, food, travel and DIY. This unique lifestyle […]


Travels in Europe: So Now What?

This is the final installment of my Travels in Europe series. I spent five months roaming around the continent, taking prolific notes and mental snapshots of my experiences, which included pruning fig trees in Andalucia, searching for ancestors in southern Italy and witnessing Easter Week in Poland. The memories and […]


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 […]