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Overbooked :: Effects of Mass Tourism

Former New York Times and Washington Post correspondent Elizabeth Becker spoke  in the Ralph Bunche Library at the U.S. Department of State about her research for Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism, published in 2014.   Here are … Continue reading

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La Virgin Guadalupe: Patroness of the Americas

I first visited the shrine to La Virgin at Guadalupe on the fringes of Mexico City during the sweaty summer of 1976 with my parents. In 2006, I visited with my niece, the photographer sjlzocklein. In 2011, I started reading books … Continue reading

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In Buenos Aires: Argentine Flag Imagery

In Buenos Aires I met a bookseller at La Calesita book store on Avenida de Mayo.  Take a tour by video.  Sr. Costanzo used to supply writer Jose Luis Borges with his books for 40 years.  Arranged regular deliveries to Borges’ apartment. … Continue reading

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Mexico City: Frida and Diego’s Houses

Frida and Diego’s Houses in Mexico City Casa Azul is a strangely moving museum — I really felt Frida’s presence, her spirit aura, ghost or something spectral.  Her white cotton embroidered dress with slight sweat stains around the neck hung on a … Continue reading

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10 Travel Writing and Photography Contest Opportunities

1.  Read the entry rules for the Saga Travel Writing Competition carefully.  Writers must be age 50 and older. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-competitions/10957273/Away-With-Words-Saga-travel-writing-competition.html Deadline: August 15, 2014. 2.  Stone Canoe Literary Essay competition. http://stonecanoejournal.org/submit.html Deadline: July 31, 2014. Author must have connection to upstate New … Continue reading

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Race Around the World in 1889: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland

Here’s a book about adventure travel that I thoroughly enjoyed  — terrific read, thrilling trip, adventurous women — what more could one want!  Eighty Days takes its title from Jules Verne‘s serialized novel Around the World in Eighty Days, published in book … Continue reading

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6 Markets for Travel Writers

1. ABOARD PUBLISHING  – Bilingual Spanish / English  inflight magazines for airlines with routes in Central and South America. The company also produces in-room travel books for luxury hotels and other travel promotion products. 2. TIME OUT – Publishes in just about every … Continue reading

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