Melbourne Festival of Travel Writing

Kelly Amabile over at Lost in Place (and once at Written Road) brought this to our attention. The inaugural Melbourne Festival of Travel Writing will take place on July 19-20 in Melbourne, Australia. The event is hosting several big names including Thomas Swick editor of the South Florida Sun Sentinel […]

Who’s going to BlogHer 2008?

Well, I am! My name is Jessica, and while you’ve not seen my name on Written Road before, I’ve written for several other websites under the vast (and seemingly ever-expanding) BootsnAll umbrella. The main website I’m responsible for is the Italy Travel Guide, but I’ll contribute to just about any […]

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 […]

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 […]

Peru Adventure Guide Book Signing: Tonight

This is extremely short notice, but for those of you interested I will be having a book signing tonight, Wednesday October 3rd, at 6:30-7:30pm at the Barnes & Noble on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio for my guidebook of Peru, Peru Adventure Guide. There will be two […]

Gay Travels in Muslim World Event Tonight

Sorry, I didn’t post this any sooner, but to those of you in NYC writer Michael Luongo, who we interviewed here a few months ago, has an event planned tonight: When: Monday, Sept 17, 7pm Where: Barnes & Noble (Chelsea/Flatiron) 675 6th Avenue at 22nd Street 1-212 727-1675 NEW YORK […]

Travel Writing Workshop Mexico

“Professional travelers are how most of the world learns about itself” – Paul Ross. That’s gotta be the best travel quote I have read in a while. I haven’t been to a travel-writing workshop yet (shame on me), but I would go to one just to hear more moving quotes […]

Writing Travel Guidebooks Seminar in NYC

Media Bistro is offering a Guidebook Writing Seminar at their HQ in NYC hosted by Lonely Planet author Robert Reid. The course is $65 ($50 for Avant Guild Members). In the seminar you will learn: -The setup of this quirky publishing sub-industry -Which guidebook series appeals to which travel market […]