Do you travel for conferences? Me, too. To get the most out of a conference don’t read this blog. No, wait. I mean learn from my mistakes. TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange) is the premier conference for travel bloggers and it’s held in various locations around the world. As I head to TBEX Ireland I’m also […]
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Travel and writing go together like white truffles and pasta. Alone, each is good - but together they're sensational. In this travel and writing category, check out the travel and writing blog posts below to find tips on how to become a travel writer, stories about what it's like to write from the road, posts about travel books and the travel writing life.
And don't miss my definitive post on Why Travel and Writing are Lovers.
There were a few storm clouds on the travel horizon in 2016, so I thought I’d sift through my journeys to see what life lessons can be taken away. You’ll be happy to know there are five. So here they are, five travel takeaways for 2016 and a travel blog year in review: through clouds and rain. A travel blog […]
Travel and writing are a passionate pair. Can’t you just picture them strolling through a hilltop town in Tuscany with fingers entwined? They stop to embrace … travel’s hands slide down writing’s back, lower, lower … whoaa – let’s not get carried away. But with a magnetic attraction like that is it any wonder travel writing and travel […]
It’s official. The sun has set on 2014. And, as the new year is a time for reflection, I thought I would look back at 2014. Through sunsets! Because you never know what you may learn from a dying day, a dying year and, er, a dying … hm. That sounds a bit negative. Let’s […]
The USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards voting competition for the top luxury travel bloggers is finally over. Just to let you know, I made it into the top ten. THE TOP TEN! I’d like to bore you stupid tell you more about it but I’m in Cuba. And my computer is broken. And I’m borrowing the a mouse in […]
So. You may have noticed from the icons and links plastered around this site that I’ve been nominated for USA Today’s 10 Best Luxury Travel Bloggers Readers’ Choice Awards. Update, contest is over! Results here soon. Oh, you haven’t? Let me enlighten you: I’ve been nominated for USA Today’s 10 Best Luxury Travel Bloggers Readers’ Choice Awards. And […]
The new year is the perfect time for a new start and a new first chapter for a memoir
Print versus blogging. Will the topic ever go away in travel writing circles? The shouting has definitely simmered down to a grumbling now that blogging has become more entrenched in the mainstream writing world. But just in case the blogging versus print debate never dies down, let’s jump in! I was thinking a lot about […]
A saloon near Saskatoon offers a unique take on steak fondue – western style
A class assignment leads to a new career as a travel columnist for a major newspaper.