Catching up after a great summer on the road


Above: Rolf hams it up with old pal Jen Leo at the Book Passage Travel Writers’ Conference in San Francisco.

Those who regularly follow Vagablogging will notice that new posts have slowed a bit in recent weeks, as most of the folks who blog here have been off on their own travels. I am no exception: Since late May I have been on the road constantly — mainly in Europe and North America. This summer my wanderings have largely revolved around the nonfiction writing classes I’ve been teaching in various locations: at the Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia; at my annual stint at the Paris American Academy writing workshop; and at the Book Passage Writers’ Conference in San Francisco.

In spite of my time in the classroom, I’ve still managed to have some great side-trips — to Moscow in June, to Prague in July (with my parents, who were visiting Europe for the first time), and up with U.S. West Coast in August. Right now I’m back in my prairie farmhouse in north-central Kansas — but in a couple months I’ll be moving on to Brazil and Argentina for more vagabonding.

In the meantime, I’ll be catching up on blog posts and working on magazine deadlines. I’m still looking for a few more people to write for this blog in coming months, so be sure to drop me a line if you’re interested!

Posted by | Comments (3)  | August 29, 2007
Category: Rolf's News and Updates

3 Responses to “Catching up after a great summer on the road”

  1. Mike Says:


    Love the book and your general travel attitude and lifestyle. From what I’ve read it doesn’t sound like you’ve traveled much in Central America…any reason for that? I’m off to Nicaragua next week (mostly because of how cheap it is, and for a college grad w/ student loans, I need cheap!) and I’m expecting it will be a great time.

    Thanks for everything your site offers. Any plans for a new book? Thanks again.

  2. Eva Says:

    Classic pic. Still waiting on the “Born to be Wild” video though…

  3. Duc Says:

    Uh oh…that video could be trouble… 😉