Kelly Amabile


Thanks and Farewell

During this weekend of thanks I’d like to express my deepest gratitude to the incredibly supportive community of readers, writers and travelers that I’ve encountered during my stint as a Written Road contributor. Through this engaging interactive network I’ve been able to grow my very own global network of friends, […]


Globe Corner Adventure Travel Lecture Series

The Globe Corner Bookstore in Cambridge, MA has announced two events for their fall Adventure Travel Lecture Series: 1) On Wednesday, October 25th, Wayne Bernhardson will speak about travel to Patagonia via the gateway cities of Santiago and Buenos Aires. He is the author of Moon’s Patagonia Handbook as well […]


Olsson’s Book Events and Blogs

Olsson’s Books, an indy chain in VA and DC, has two travel-related author events this week. First up is NPR correspondent John Burnett, author of Uncivilized Beasts and Shameless Hellions: Travels with an NPR Correspondent, who will make an appearance at Olsson’s Dupont Circle store on October 18 at 7 […]


Kepler’s Journey the World Event

Tomorrow night in Menlo Park, Helene Goupil and Josh Krist will talk about their book, San Francisco: The Unknown City, as part of Kepler’s Journey the World series. I have a copy of thic cool city guide but have yet to plan a trip out west so I can see […]


NYT: Travel News Roundup

The New York Times Sunday Travel section had a few short articles regarding books and travel: 1) These Guidebooks Don’t Scream Tourist The article points to the new Moleskine City Notebooks and Time Out Guides as examples of the latest trend in guidebook style — small, sleek and focused on […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]