NY Times Travel Trade Show: Roundup

So I’m walking out of the bathroom of the NY Times Travel Trade Show and almost run into some guy. Holy crap, that’s Rick Steves, wearing his signature gecks, walking in to the mens room. Other Sightings: -Author and almost professional frisbee tosser David Farley. -The guys from, which […]

NYC & Italy Travel Writing Classes w/Michael Luongo

Travel Writer and Editor Michael Luongo, who we interviewed at Written Road last April, will be holding several travel writing workshops in the coming months: New York University’s Global Traveler Writing Class When: Saturdays March 8 and March 15, 10am to 4pm Where: New York University How Much: $385 Luongo’s […]

NYT Travel Trade Show This Weekend

The New York Times Travel Trade Show is set for this weekend, Friday February 29 to Sunday March 2, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention center in Manhattan. The show is one of the largest trade and consumer travel shows in the country with more than 30,000 attendees and 500 […]

Lonely Planet Expands Pick and Mix; others following suit

Is this the start of things to come? Last August we reported that Lonely Planet began offering certain chapters of their South America guides for download -that can be printed out when needed or viewed on an iPod or Palm – through their Pick & Mix concept. They’ve now expanded […]

Job Leads: Gayot, Dayspa, Travel Weekly

Came across a few job leads today while surfing the web: Gayot is seeking an editorial assistant in their Los Angeles office. Web and publishing experience a plus. Day Spa, a trade magazine based in Van Nuys, California is searching for an associate editor. Please forward cover letter, resume and […]

My New Digs: Brooklyn, New York

I am now officially a Brooklynite. About two weeks ago I relocated to Greenpoint, in the northwest corner of Brooklyn. It’s a mostly Polish community, but has recently seen an influx of hipster types escaping the Manhattan-like rents of nearby Williamsburg. My wife and I were actually expecting to land […]

Moon/Avalon Publishing Looking for Authors

Avalon Publishing is looking for authors for a number of Moon guidebooks and their Moon Living Abroad Series: –Moon Cleveland –Moon Minneapolis/St. Paul –Moon Living Abroad in Great Britain –Moon Living Abroad in Guatemala –Moon Living Abroad in India –Moon Living Abroad in Panama –Moon Living Abroad in Thailand -Also […]

Market Leads: In the Know Traveler, Wend Magazine

In the Know Traveler is seeking new writers. If your looking to break in with a low paying market here is your chance. Pay is $10 for articles 500-650 words and $20 for features on selected countries. For more info see their submission guidelines. Also, Matador’s Bounty Board has a […]

Interview: Ross Borden

As we continue our series of interviews in travel media, co-founder of Matador Travel Ross Borden sits down to answer questions on creating their rapidly expanding site, The Traveler’s Notebook, the Bounty Board , his personal travel preferences, and much, much, more. Enjoy! Written Road: How did you first become […]

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 […]