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October 05, 2004

New Lonely Planet Travel Humo(u)r Anthology

Don George, Global Travel Editor at Lonely Planet, is seeking submissions (deadline 30 November 2004) for a travel humor anthology with a working title of By the Seat of My Pants.

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Posted by laughtears at 03:14 AM
View/Add Comments (1) | Category: Writers' Markets | Resources

September 14, 2004

My New Moblog | Fotoblog

Watch for new photos, on-the-scene audio posts and general 'moblogging' mayhem at my new blogspot: TRAVELBLOG on

Posted by laughtears at 02:13 AM
View/Add Comments (0) | Category: ->Photo of the Day<-, About

September 08, 2004

Irish TV Looking for Africa Scoops

Mad story ideas anyone? Here's a plea for help from Irish TG4 Producer Evan Chamberlain:

"I am currently in pre-production for a new Travel Series on TG4, Ireland's
National Television Station.. The new series will feature the Award Winning
travel presenter, Hector O hEochagáin making his way south from Cairo to
Cape Town in this classic trip which will take him through Egypt, Ethiopia,
Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa."

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Posted by laughtears at 06:28 PM
View/Add Comments (0) | Category: Travel TV
Motorcycle Diaries

Lonely Planet has teamed up with Focus Features to provide background information for the new release The Motorcycle Diaries, based on Ernesto 'Ché' Guevara's travel memoir.

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Posted by laughtears at 06:07 PM
View/Add Comments (0) | Category: Bolivia | South America, On Assignment
New Lonely Planet Mexico Guide

¡Andale! I updated the Around Mexico City and North Central Highlands chapter for LP's new Mexico country guide.

Posted by laughtears at 01:23 PM
View/Add Comments (0) | Category: Bio | Bibliography, Mexico | Central America

August 14, 2004

Tim Cahill: Lost in Yellowstone, His Own Backyard

Outside magazine founding editor and frequent National Geographic Adventure contributor Tim Cahill celebrates his lack of sense of direction and gift for misadventure in his spirited new book, Lost in My Own Backyard, which details his frontcounty ramblings and intrepid backcountry explorations.

Tim also penned a wonderful, gut-busting introduction to my Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks book last spring.

He's subsequently called the book "The Very Best Practical Guide to Yellowstone," and reviewed it as: "A lively, well-written and comprehensive guide to the best place on Earth, all done up in the accessible and authoritative Lonely Planet manner. It is the only book on the area some visitors will ever need...."

I beg to differ with the last bit, since Tim's new book is a must-read for all would-be Yellowstone explorers.

July 29, 2004

SF Chronicle 'Hidden National Parks' Piece


The SF Chronicle recently published my piece on hidden Grand Teton National Park.

The story was also picked up by Fodor's Right This Way travel blog editor John Rambow.

Apparently, the Miami Herald will be running it in a couple of months as well.

Posted by laughtears at 04:32 PM
View/Add Comments (0) | Category: On Assignment, Yellowstone & Grand Tetons

June 09, 2004

Interview with Rolf Potts

Check out my interview with Vagabonding author and travel writer extraordinaire Rolf Potts.

While you are at it, don't miss his profiles of other preeminent and up-and-coming writers like Ayun Halliday, Tim Cahill, Isabella Tree, Simon Winchester, Pico Iyer, Joe Cummings and Tony Wheeler.

New Lonely Planet Bolivia Book


Morgan and I co-authored the new 5th edition of Lonely Planet's Bolivia country guide, which hit the shelves in April.

Condé Nast Traveler praised the book as "friendly, thoughtful, sympathetic...the best companion to the country."

French and Italian translations will be out by the end of 2004.

Posted by laughtears at 04:13 PM
View/Add Comments (0) | Category: Bio | Bibliography, Bolivia | South America

June 08, 2004

New Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring


The new 2004 (9th) edition of Lonely Planet's South America on a Shoestring, including my chapter on Bolivia and Morgan's chapter on Paraguay, hit the virtual shelves in early April.

Posted by laughtears at 06:02 AM
View/Add Comments (2) | Category: Bio | Bibliography, Bolivia | South America
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