Late last week, World Hum debuted my newest travel essay, The Art of Writing a Story About Walking Across Andorra. Written in imperative second-person voice, this meta travel narrative uses a real experience — my hike across the tiny Pyrenean nation of Andorra — to satirize the conventions and clichés of mainstream travel writing.
As you might guess, it’s not your typical travel story — but I feel it’s the sharpest piece of travel satire I’ve produced since penning “Storming ‘The Beach’” several years ago. The subtitle reads: “He Traversed an Entire Nation in a Long Weekend. Now, Rolf Potts Shows How You Can Impress Members of the Opposite Sex and Write a Textbook-Perfect Travel Article in Eight Easy Steps.”
Read the full story online here.