Monthly Archives: July 2004

WiFi Hits the Open Road

Richard and Angela Hoy are taking their family and business East to West in search of as many WiFi hotspots as possible. WiFi Hits the Open Road on JiWire Read the first hand accounts of testing tMobile at Starbucks, wireless truck stops, RV campspots, and even high speed internet access […]

A Different Book of Women’s Travel Humor

A few people have recently told me about the Seal Press call for women’s humor stories. I don’t think there is any copying going on. We didn’t copy their Unsavyy Traveler and I don’t think they are copying Sand in My Bra with their #2 book. But check out this […]

Inside to the Big Leaguers

Get your butt down, up, and over to the Bay Area the second week of August! It is going to be a week of non-stop fun for aspiring and veteran travel writers. Meet your heroes such as Jan Morris, Tim Cahill, Simon Winchester, and Isabel Allende. Have some drinks with […]

Technorati: The Books People Are Talking About

I've been spending some time on It's a website that searches the “World Live Web”. Anyway, it has a section called BookTalk that I thought some of you might enjoy knowing about. You’ll see plenty of books that you’re already seeing in the news and on front tables at […]

Sopranos and Writing

In Sopranos (Second Season), Christopher makes some headway with getting his screenplay into the hands of writer/director/actor John Favreau. One thing leads to another and he starts showing up late at some of Tony’s events. In the episode I saw last night, Tony challenges Christopher’s loyalty. He asks him to […]

CFP: What Are These?

More “Call for Papers” have come in. Since I am not from the academic world, can someone please explain this to me? Are they looking for some kind of dissertation on their topic, or are they looking for applications from faculty members to audition to participate in their conference? CFP: […]

Now that I’m back in the Bay Area it’s high time I went to my first Left Coast Writers™ event. My friend Linda Watanabe McFerrin was in from the get go, and looking at their about page I also recognize Anneli Rufus, Jeff Greenwald, and Bradley Charbonneau. So, what is […]

Call for Conference Papers

Speaking of travel writing classes, I also found a call for conference papers on Teaching Creative Non-Fiction at the Northeast Modern Language Association convention in Boston, March 31 through April 2, 2005. . “This panel will offer some practical suggestions for teaching creative non-fiction: including memoir and autobiography, personal and […]

Blogging Into a Travel Writing Class

George Estrada just started a blog for his travel writing class at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. JMC 490 Travel Writing It is mainly for the class to post their comments on travel, class readings, and assignments. However, lookie-loos can see what they are reading, and what the critiques […]

Are you as creative as you think you are? finished with their Hassle Free Travel contest, and is accepting submissions on their Summer Sun contest until July 30, 2004 (with registration by July 28). So, what is it? A contest to “design a personal item, or collection of personal electronic items that make summer even more fun.” But […]