Rolf Potts: The Virtual Tour


Travel writer Rolf Potts just finished a Virtual Tour, doing numerous interviews all across the blogosphere, to celebrate the release of his new book Marco Polo Didn’t Go There: Stories and Revelations From One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer. There is loads of good stuff out there as a result. Here is a quick roundup:

Matador Pulse – Eva Holland’s excellent Q&A asks Rolf “Is there a way to strike a balance between selling Top 5 lists for a living and cultivating our inner essayists?”

World Hum -Micheal Yessis gets into Rolf’s brain on the changes in travel writing over the past decade.

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Boots n’All – Rolf answers reader submitted questions.

Nat Geo’s Intelligent Travel Blog – Rolf shares some of his travel photos

Brave New Traveler – Rolf describes the commentary track in the book alongside an excerpt of the book describing backpacker culture.

For dates for the non-virtual book tour – which makes stops in Kansas, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Oregon, and a few other places – check out Rolf’s events page.