A lot of the time travel writing isn’t glamorous or glorious; often it’s about getting your hands dirty and working hard to unearth the truth behind accepted norms. That’s certainly the case for Kelsey Timmerman, author of Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes, who [read more]
Sometimes these days it’s easy to forget there are success stories in journalism. Like say for instance the story of Backpacker Magazine assistant editor Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan. Elisabeth started out as an intern with the magazine and quickly made a strong impression. When an associate editor decided to move on, Elisabeth applied for the job and [read more]
We read a lot about the death of print these days. For travel journalists like myself the statement is usually followed up with a stiff drink and not-so-fleeting moment of insecurity. Just this past week at the Society of American Travel Writers’ national conference in Houston, Texas, I met travel editors from around the country [read more]
Just this past weekend while sipping coffee and soaking up the late-summer sun in my hometown of Santa Cruz, California, I met up with Karen Kefauver, an experienced adventure travel writer with a growing interest in new media. Karen, who I had connected with through my first post on Written Road, was heading off to [read more]
And as a follow up to last week’s post …
…I asked Jonathan Lorie, the director of Travellers’ Tales and ex-editor of Traveller magazine, a few questions.
How much of a traveller writer’s success depends upon their raw talent and how much comes from hard work, determination and practice?
“You don’t need to be a genius [read more]
Happy 2009 everyone. Here’s to a successful travelling and travel writing year.
I’ll start this new year by extending the life of my intentionally pseudo-authoritative, fairly frivolous and suitably idealistic utopian view of online travel content post. And what better follow up for this ephemeral conversation-starting post than a real-life case study of a travel [read more]
Working in the online travel writing community means that sometimes you feel like you know people without having ever met them. Such is the case with Tim Patterson. A well known name on the Matador Network, he’s the editor of Matador Trips and a contributing editor at Brave New Traveler. I’ve been following his work [read more]
Working out the technical kinks to embed the video directly into the blog, but until then, check out Written Road’s new video channel over at Vimeo.com.
The first video features John Kaemmerling, a San Francisco based portrait and wedding photographer, discussing some of his favorite travel photos and what he thinks about when shooting the [read more]
Anyone that’s familiar with the online travel writing world will know the name Matador Travel. That’s right, it’s the networking site for us travel lovers that have a desire to write about all of our adventures. I had the opportunity to catch up with Matador’s Editor David Miller about working, why he is a fan [read more]
I ran into Cullen Thomas around NYC during a few writer events and he was kind enough to agree to an interview for Written Road. He is the author of Brother One Cell, a book about his time in a South Korean prison, and his work has appeared in Salon, the New York Times, the [read more]
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