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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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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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 Travelwriters.com. 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 www.afsc.org … Continue reading

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to Earth

I recently heard about a project initiated by Everett Pompeii — a college student currently studying in Japan. In his words:  “The more people you inspire to get out there, the better off the world is (in my view, anyway). … Continue reading

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