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Moving to NYC

I’m married now, been everywhere, and finally earning enough scratch to stay afloat, so my wife and I are relocating to New York City, home of all my childhood hopes and dreams. Are plan was to buy a house here in Columbus and stay for a few years and then […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]