Advice for the aspiring travel journalist

travel journalistAlthough I’ve assembled plenty of advice for aspiring travel writers on my websites over the years, I still get a steady stream of queries – often from college students – asking about how to land a travel writing gig. A recent inquiry comes from Maggie in Minnesota:

I am an aspiring travel journalist and freshman in college. … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (39)  | September 25, 2015
Category: Vagabonding Advice

Motivations in Travel

IMG_4295I took my first trip abroad when I was 22 and I was convinced I was going to change the world. I had always wanted to leave North America and when I finally did I was fresh out of university, ready to fix everything. I signed up with an organization and jetted off to Kenya hoping to make … Read more »

Posted by | Comments Off on Motivations in Travel  | September 23, 2015
Category: Vagabonding Advice

Vagabonding Case Study: Ayngelina Brogan

Ayngelina Brogan of Bacon is Magic

Age: 38

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Your favorite quote: We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.- Anaïs Nin

Posted by | Comments Off on Vagabonding Case Study: Ayngelina Brogan  | September 18, 2015
Category: Vagabonding Case Studies

3 great American road trips you haven’t done yet

The open road has a mystical quality that cleanses my mind. Snarls in my thoughts loosen as the road unspools in front of my car’s nose. Ribbons of blacktop connecting sea to shining sea, linking deserts and mountains and fields of waving corn.

I yearn to grab my keys, jump behind the wheel and let the miles clarify my thoughts.

My tires eat up the miles. It takes time for the road to work its … Read more »

Posted by | Comments Off on 3 great American road trips you haven’t done yet  | September 9, 2015
Category: On The Road

Vagabonding Case Study: Cherie and Chris

Cherie and Chris of Technomadia unnamed

Age: Cherie: 42 Chris: 42

Hometown: Cherie: Melbourne, FL Chris: San Francisco, CA

Quote: “Don’t worry so much.. just do it!” ​”May the bandwidth be with you”​

Posted by | Comments Off on Vagabonding Case Study: Cherie and Chris  | September 4, 2015
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Perspective: The road’s gift

“No journey is too great, if you find what you seek” – Anonymous

When I was little, I met counselors from all over the world at sleep-away camp. If you told me the ten year old who acquired a koala singlet from her counselor, would later marry an Australian and live down under; I would have told you, ‘you’re nuts’!

The travel bug bit hard during my first non-family trip. After university, … Read more »

Posted by | Comments Off on Perspective: The road’s gift  | September 2, 2015
Category: Notes from the collective travel mind