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The Leo Trio on Fox Sports Net

These are exciting times for me. I’m about to play in a speed poker tournament to be televised on Fox Sports Net. It’s called the Mansion Poker Dome, and I’ve been blogging about it on my perosnal blog, JenLeoLive! In short, I won a tournament on Mansion Poker.com. Now, I’ll […]


Remembering Kinga Freespirit

“Every dream is given to us with the power to make it come true.” Kinga Freespirit lived by that quote during her six years of traveling with her companion, Chopin. Her dream, in fact, led her to Africa, the destination of a lifelong goal. And while living and fulfilling that […]


In Big Bar with Travel Writing Greats

On Saturday night after the New York Times Travel Show ended, a group of travel writers met for drinks. On this night, inspiration crashed with experience. Some of the writers to note were: Don George from Lonely Planet, Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing David Farley of Travelers’ Tales Prague, […]


We Miss Kelly Amabile

Another highlight of the New York Times Travel Show was getting to meet Kelly’s family. Kelly Amabile has been blogging on Written Road for just about a year now. She recently took a hiatus to do what all travel writers want and strive to do—travel! She quit her job, sold […]


Travel Laptop Cases for Valentine’s Day

I want a cool laptop bag for Valentine’s Day. I’d prefer to join up with a luggage company and design my own Jenopolis line of urban travel writer gear, but until then…I’m shopping. I love my Rick Steves backpack, but it’s not hip enough. Nor feminine. Nor professional. It’s just […]


Book Proposal Time

And the good news is that the agent I want is interested in my Girlfriend’s Guide to Dating a Poker Player. She’s asked me to write a book proposal with only one sample chapter in it and she already knows the perfect editor for it. She never takes books like […]


Writing in Starbucks

I’m such a sell out. It might be part of living in LA. I bought Xmas presents on Amazon this morning and now I’m at the Starbucks on Ventura Blvd. writing with a friend of mine. I’ve got screenwriters on each side of me, or did. There’s a new guy […]


BootsnAll Year-End Travel Party in Portland

Hey Everybody, I just wanted to let you know that I’m going to be in Portland this weekend. It’s time for the 3rd Annual BootsnAll Year-End Travel Party! This winter fiesta of adventureseekers keeps getting bigger and bigger. If there are any of you out there that are about to […]


From Travel Publishing to Travel TV

I’m on a pause for the Thong book tour, and working on the Jockstrap Table of Contents. We’re a bit behind schedule on that, but the book is shaping up to be really funny. And I’m not just saying that. Inviting men into the collection is a fun tangent and […]