Category Archives: Travel Writing

Reasons to use a guidebook

As a former travel guidebook author, I am biased in favor of old-school print travel guidebooks. Not that I am completely averse to digital travel literature; I use e-book guides too. But print guides are easier to highlight and annotate, … Continue reading

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Take A Hike

Many years ago, I set off on a four month camping and hiking trip in Europe with ridiculously poor gear. To be fair, back then light weight equipment was virtually nonexistent. I lugged around a tent, sleeping bag, cooking and … Continue reading

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Travel Periodically

In 2014 Airbnb tried to launch a print travel magazine aimed primarily at their rental hosts, but only one issue of Pineapple ever made it to press. Now everyone’s favorite accommodation platform is partnering with Hearst Publishing to produce a new travel … Continue reading

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A Travel Guru To Follow

For more than three decades North American travelers have been getting advice on European tourism from a folksy, easy-going travel writer named Rick Steves. Over the years, Rick’s best-selling guidebooks and popular Public Television travelogues have encouraged millions of Americans … Continue reading

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More Than Polar Bears

 Berlin-based German illustrator Christoph Niemann has created a charming visual diary of a seafaring expedition to the Arctic for National Geographic, told as an interactive story with illustrations, animation, photos and videos along with handwritten text. North: An Illustrated Travelogue is a click-through … Continue reading

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You Too Can Be An Intellectual

I have been reading the Paris Review for as long as I can remember. Although it hasn’t cemented my credentials as an intellectual, I can honestly say that the publication has helped me to become more widely read. Every issue … Continue reading

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Small World, Little Planet

Petite Planète is a series of iconic travel guides by the French publishing house Edition du Seuil published between 1954 and 1964.Early on, filmmaker/novelist/graphic artist/World War II resistance fighter Chris Marker was recruited as the editor for the experimental series. He was also … Continue reading

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Roadtripping

Most of us love a good old-fashioned roadtrip, so why not an old-school print magazine dedicated to the pleasures of “soulful driving”. Curves is a beautifully crafted bi-lingual (German-English) publication packed with terrific maps, photos, and travel itineraries for drivers, bikers, and … Continue reading

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Take A Hike

This is a guest post from our friend Dan at True North Athletics . Please address any comments, complaints, or quibbles to him. Just kidding; I’m always glad to hear from readers. Hiking In the Bush: What You Need To … Continue reading

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