October 05, 2004
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.Continue reading "New Lonely Planet Travel Humo(u)r Anthology"
September 14, 2004
Watch for new photos, on-the-scene audio posts and general 'moblogging' mayhem at my new blogspot: TRAVELBLOG on blogger.com.
September 08, 2004
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."
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.Continue reading "Motorcycle Diaries"
¡Andale! I updated the Around Mexico City and North Central Highlands chapter for LP's new Mexico country guide.
August 14, 2004
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
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.
June 09, 2004
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.
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."
June 08, 2004