Rolf’s Travel Channel hosting gig to premiere tonight

American Pilgrim

American Pilgrim

Just a quick heads-up to let everyone know that “American Pilgrim,” my TV hosting debut for the Travel Channel, will debut tonight at 11pm EST, 8pm PST. This traditional, Thanksgiving-themed show, which I briefly described for my Marco Polo Didn’t Go There book tour diary at Gadling, is listed on the Travel Channel schedule with the caption, “Host Rolf Potts explores the journey and the legacy of the Mayflower and the Pilgrim Fathers.” Oddly enough, I’ll miss the TV debut myself, as I’ll be reading at 7:30 tonight at Distant Lands books in Pasadena, CA.

Speaking of my book tour, this Los Angeles-area event means the tour is almost over! After a brief return to Kansas later this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, I’ll return to the West Coast on December 6th to appear at’s 10th anniversary party in Portland, Oregon. Come on out and join me for this very cool event!

On a final book tour related note, my apologies for the above-mentioned book-tour diary at Gadling, which petered out after the London entry. While I enjoyed writing it from the road, I frequently found that I didn’t have enough time to focus on it properly — and since one only goes on book tour every five years or so, I decided to spend my spare time having fun and meeting friends and readers instead of sitting indoors in front of my laptop. Later next month, I’ll post some belated book tour dispatches here and/or at Gadling, so everyone can get caught up on what I’ve been up to.

In the meantime, don’t forget that Marco Polo Didn’t Go There and Vagabonding both make great Christmas presents for travel-happy friends and family!

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