Monthly Archives: June 2012

Colin Thubron Discusses ”In Siberia”

Colin Thubron, the prize winning  (PEN Silver Pen Award, Thomas Cook Travel Award, Hawthornden Prize) author of many travel books, reads from In Siberia to an assembly of spellbound professors and literature students who are gathered at a conference on travel writing … Continue reading

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Cowboy Poets

Mythmakers of the west and cowboy poets still roll their own and tie a shake a mean lariat.Join the Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering in August, 2012. Keep in mind the next cowboy poets festival in Arizona February 2013. And what … Continue reading

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Study Resources :: The Environmental Movement

Evolution of Conservation Movement in the United States of America Significant Authors: Edward Abbey Rachel Carson John Muir Gary Snyder Add your suggestions  — other authors whose writings have shaped the conservation movement in the United States.  Use  the comments … Continue reading

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Websites for Travel Writers

Beau Monde Bootsnall – travel narratives and planning Budget Travel Magazine CEO Traveler  Ethical Traveler Literary Traveler Madam Mayo Matador Travel Magazine Nature Writing Wiki Outside Magazine  Perceptive Travel Pyrenees Pilgrimage Rick Steves Travel Tips Rolf Potts Vagabonding Studies in Travel … Continue reading

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Places to Publish Your Nature Writing

Isle Outdoors Outpost Trail Runner

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The Deerstalker

The Deerstalker © L. Peat O’Neil 2009 Flipping through a hook and bullet magazine while collecting articles for my nature writing students, I learned that hunters should wear bright pink.  Shocking pink is invisible to deer, yet easily distinguished by … Continue reading

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Travel Writer’s Organizations

Organizations for Travel Writers and Outdoors Journalists   American Society of Journalists and Authors  Circumnavigators Club Explorers Club International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association International Institute for Peace through Tourism International Society for Travel Writing National Writer’s Union  Outdoor Writers … Continue reading

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Books for Writers

Books for Freelance Writers  by L. Peat O’Neil Freelance writers are lucky today.   Look at the rows of books on writing, creative process, marketing and publishing. Consider the wealth of material for writers on websites like MatadorNetwork,  WebDelSol or We … Continue reading

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Contest :: Identify the location of the banner photograph

Hint:  it’s a lake on an island in the Southern Hemisphere. Send your guess to the comments for this posting. Prize will be a travel book.

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Volunteer As You Travel

Volunteer Programs/Goodwill Ambassadors How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas By Joseph Collins, Stefano DeZerega, and Zahara Heckscher.  Penguin Books. This book is the ultimate reference source for anyone considering an international volunteer experience. More resources:  American Friends Service Committee … Continue reading

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