A Writer’s Life


Swamped But Loving It

Sorry from my end also for being a bit lax on posting here. I’ve been over my head blogging (not writing :)) Other than Written Road, I now write for Gadling, Vagablogging, Gridskipper, and Map Magazine — am committed to doing a minimum of 26 posts a week (!!!!!!), that […]


Market Leads

Sorry I’ve been slacking on my posts lately, I’m up to my neck in guidebook work, not to mention took a few days off to run to Vegas, and have had to put a few other projects to the side for the time being. I have about 6 weeks of […]


First Book Signing Recap

Before I give the details, let me first say that I did try to arrange a book signing at my favorite independent book store, The Book Loft, in Columbus, Ohio, but they never got back to me. Anyway, I’ll exlain the process because I’m sure a few people are interested […]


Beer With KiwiWriter

I seem to love cross-continental networking with fellow travel-writers. It’s fun, inspiring and you can always take something away from it. I recently had the privilege of meeting with KiwiWriter Liz Lewis of Write-To-Travel. She was on her way to NY to have lunch with Wendy Perrin of Conde Nast […]


Now You See It, Now You Don’t

I seem to be having many a over-blogging and under-blogging phases here on Written Road. Phases of being swamped, uninspired, hungover; phases of my eyes wanting to bleed from the number of hours glued to the screen; phases of sitting those number of hours and watching the best of YouTube […]


Hidden Europe

Summer is almost over here in Madrid. People are starting to get back to work and not wearing shorts anymore. Other than a zillion visitors (aka sangria and more sangria) throughout summer, I haven’t really done much other than urrr…ummm…browse the Internet. See, it is part of my job you […]


Building a Travel Website

I’ve been thinking lately how I can be more web savvy and prepared for the future of travel writing, hence I’ve decided to begin devoting more time to creating my own website. There are a number of great guidebook writers that have turned to the web, and from what I […]


Interview: David Farley

Writer David Farley has been featured in notable publications such as The Washington Post, Perceptive Travel, and Playboy. He was the co-editor of Travelers’ Tales Prague and teaches travel writing at Gotham Writers’ Workshop and New York University. His book on his search for the foreskin of Jesus will be […]