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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 […]


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 […]