A Writer’s Life


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 […]


Book Addiction

I go absolutely gaga for books. The way they look stacked together. Even the way they smell. I’m addicted to buying them. I buy online. From book stores. From garage sales. From little stands that also sell water and Doritos beside Moche ruins. My very large five shelf book case […]


Join A Writers Group

“Hi my name is Abha and I’m a writer,” is what I said when I walked into my first writer group meeting. Not to sure what I would get from it, I decided to go anyway. I was lacking inspiration and didn’t have anyone to brag to, so thought I’d […]


Outside Buyer’s Guide Summer 2007

In the past I swore off buying expensive clothes to travel with from North Face and Mountain Hardware or whichever other company was trendy at the time. I always thought that the best equipment wasn’t essential and was inspired when local porters and guides used the most basic equipment possible […]


Pitching is a Bitch

I just discovered the wonderful Saveur Magazine last year and only had the chance to read a few of the issues. I subscribed almost immediately after reading it for the first time, but only had the chance to catch the initial few issues before I moved to Peru for the […]