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Interviews


Interview: Tim Patterson

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. […]


Rethinking Newspaper Travel Stories – Don’t Just Tell, Show

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 […]


Video Interview: Talking Travel Photography With John Kaemmerling

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 […]


KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid, And Other Great Advice

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 […]


Interview: David Miller

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, […]


Wise words from Jonathan Lorie

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 […]


Interview: Cullen Thomas

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, […]