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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, […]


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 […]


Travels in Europe: Guidebooks

This is the first in a series of posts about how travel, reading, writing and communicating intersected during my recent five month backpacking trip through Europe. I’ll start each post with questions about the topic. Please share your own ideas and experiences in the comments section below. Topic One: Guidebooks […]


Travels in Europe: One Writer’s Perspective

As mentioned here previously, beginning this week I’ll be publishing a series of posts about my recent European travels. I hope that by sharing my personal perspective on certain aspects of the journey, the Written Road community can exchange ideas, strategies and stories related to topics such as journaling, pitching […]


The Writer’s Almanac and On the Road

Each morning a piece of poetry or prose greets me when I check my email inbox, courtesy of Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. I like this daily dose of literature because it often introduces me to writers and poets I am not familiar with, and inspires me to make sure […]


Chicago: Fall Travel Writing Seminar

The Newberry Library in Chicago will offer an extensive collection of humanities-related seminars this fall, including several one-day and multi-week writing workshops. Here’s the scoop on their travel writing workshop for all our Windy City readers: What: See the World; Write the Story When: Wednesdays, September 20 – October 25, […]


Job Lead: Editor for Fodor’s

Fodor’s Travel is looking for another Editor to join their team. This is a newly created position reporting into the Vice President & Publisher. Responsibilities: Work with destination and web editors to oversee and edit hotel and restaurant reviews. Develop guidelines for reviews and rating systems and hire freelance writers. […]


Editorial Internship: France Today

San Francisco-based magazine France Today: the Journal of French Culture and Travel is currently looking for a part-time intern to work with the editorial department. Here’s the info for any interested francophiles: Responsibilities: The intern will work on a print supplement about studying in France and will do some copyediting, […]


A Sense of the World: The Blind Traveler

This 2006 release by Jason Roberts sounds fascinating, and the backstory of how the book came to be is interesting too. A Sense of the World tells the incredible story of James Holman, a former British Royal Navy officer and forgotten travel author. Holman lost his sight from an illness […]


Jan Morris at the New York Public Library

This exciting LIVE from the NYPL event is still two months away but since tickets go on sale soon, I though it best to let you know about it ASAP. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see this acclaimed travel author — no excuses to miss it, especially with this […]