Yearly Archives: 2006


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 […]


Travels in Europe: Bookstore Browsing

This is the third in a series of posts about how travel, reading, writing and communicating intersected during my five month European backpacking trip. Bob Dylan played softly in the background as we leafed through magazines and dunked homemade chocolate chip cookies into our hot tea. After about an hour, […]


Job Lead: Travel & Leisure

Travel & Leisure is looking for a freelance book editor to begin research on its annual world’s best spas, hotels, and restaurants. And if you read or subscribe to Travel & Leisure you know this annual issue is extremely large and detailed. The right candidate should have previous book editing […]


Mastheads.org Intern

Mastheads.org. The excellent writer’s resource is looking for a editorial intern to start immediately. Job responsibilities include contacting magazines and data entry. It’s non-paying, but they offer school credit and a flexible schedule as payment. To apply, send a resume and a brief bio here. The position will be filled […]


Travels in Europe: Reading on the Road

This is the second in a series of posts about how travel, reading, writing and communicating intersected during my recent five month European backpacking trip. I’ll start each post with questions about the topic. Please share your own ideas and experiences below. Topic Two: Reading on the Road Questions: What […]