Travel Channel Acquires Vagabondish

Breaking news from the travel-publishing industry: Discovery’s Travel Channel has bought over Vagabondish. First it was World Hum, now this — both are great examples of small scale, personal projects making it big because of sheer dedication and quality content. Mike Richard, who created the blog-turned-magazine about 18-months ago, will […]

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 […]

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 […]

End Of Year Travel-Writing Contest

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and got some time to unwind. I certainly did and am having trouble getting back into the swing of things. On that note, here’s something for those who want to do one last productive thing before the end of 2008 (oh my goodness, […]

2007 Lowell Thomas Award Winners

The results are in for the Society of American Travel Writer’s 2007 Lowell Thomas Awards. This year the record high 1,490 entries submitted for categories such as Travel Jourmalist of the Year and Article on Marine Travel were judged by the faculty of the Missouri School of Journalism. Several friends […]

BBC buys Lonely Planet

Big news for whoever missed it. Yesterday, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) purchased the world’s largest guidebook publisher Lonely Planet. The deal is reportedly worth $200 million and founders Tony and Maureen Wheeler will retain a 25 percent stake in the company. With book sales sagging and the company not […]


Sorry it’s been awhile. I’ve been drowning in work and having things to do for my brother’s wedding, which was last Saturday, so I haven’t had a chance to post. Very quick…I just want to let everyone know that there is now an Interviews tab at the top of the […]

Lonely Planet’s Pick & Mix

Guidebooks in PDF format have been around for awhile and I’ve never found them much of use. I have a couple of guides from various publishers stuck in a folder somewhere on my computer that I never go into. But now Lonely Planet has announced that they have Pick & […]