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January 30, 2004

Laurie King's New Travel Writers' News Blog

Attention aspiring Bay Area-based travel writers: Don't miss Laurie King's Travel Writers' News and frequently-updated Travel Writers' Calendar. It's a great source of events listings and now appears in a searchable, archived format. Looks great, Laurie!...

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Posted by laughtears on January 30, 2004 08:43 PM
TrackBack | Category: Writers' Markets | Resources

January 29, 2004

Sky High Airlines - The Cheap Way to Fly

Looking for a cheaper way to fly? Give SkyHigh Airlines a whirl. Don't say we didn't warn you....

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Posted by laughtears on January 29, 2004 11:31 PM
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World Hum fetes three decades of groundbreaking independent travel guides

World Hum co-editor Jim Benning pays homage to Lonely Planet at 30....

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Posted by laughtears on January 29, 2004 11:13 PM
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January 27, 2004

Cambodia Online via Wi-Fi Thanks to MIT Media Lab

Travelers can now access email in the most far-flung places, such as rural Cambodia, thanks to new portable wireless technolgies....

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Posted by laughtears on January 27, 2004 07:53 PM
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January 24, 2004

Molvania: A Land Untouched By Modern Dentistry

What happens when a couple of well-travelled, un-PC Australians return home too poor to travel and have too much time on their hands? They write a guidebook, of course....

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Posted by laughtears on January 24, 2004 07:40 PM
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Ecoclub.com Editorial: Travel Writing - More Serious Than You Thought

by Antonis B. Petropoulos, ECOCLUB Editor Many unfairly consider travel writers as leisurely types, or rather unimaginative authors who resort to travelling for inspiration. Few realise the hard work and skills required (you can read about this in this issue's...

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Posted by laughtears on January 24, 2004 04:17 PM
Category: About, Bio | Bibliography, Recommended Reading

Author Fees May Be Rising Soon?

In the UK, The Guardian reports some good news for guidebook authors - their fees may be on the rise in 2004! since "the jury has thrown the book at the scourge of Lonely Planet...."...

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Posted by laughtears on January 24, 2004 04:45 AM
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Chengdu on the Cheap - The Scene Behind Writing LP China

Prolific Lonely Planet author Bradley Mayhew weighs in with a dirt-under-the-nails look at the realities and rewards of researching the far-flung reaches of China on the cheap. Bradley Mayhew studied Chinese at Oxford University; he has since written over a...

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Posted by laughtears on January 24, 2004 04:25 AM
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Dangers Arise When Editors Goof

The AP reports on what happens when editors at a British hiking magazine get careless with the facts. "Directions would lead climbers off a cliff on Britain's tallest peak" A tip of the woolen beanie to Lonely Planet author Bradley...

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Posted by laughtears on January 24, 2004 04:12 AM
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January 23, 2004

My ECOCLUB.com Interview

Check out my interview by ECOCLUB.com's director Antonis Petropoulos about travel writing and ecotourism, featured in this month's International Ecotourism Monthly newsletter....

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Posted by laughtears on January 23, 2004 12:22 PM
TrackBack | Category: About, Bio | Bibliography, FAQs, Interviews

January 22, 2004

Creative Class War - Why Creatives Are Fleeing the US

Richard Florida, a professor of economic development at Carnegie Mellon University and the author of Rise of the Creative Class, explores why the creative class is fleeing the US in droves....

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Posted by laughtears on January 22, 2004 01:08 PM
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January 21, 2004

Edward Hasbrouck Astutely Analyzes the CAPPS-II Fiasco

Practical Nomad author Edward Hasbrouck takes an in-depth look at Northwest Airlines' sharing of passenger name records with NASA....

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Posted by laughtears on January 21, 2004 11:27 PM
Category: Travel News | Current Affairs

David Atkinson: Live from Bolivia

Lonely Planet author David Atkinson is currently taking a career break, volunteering and filing weekly dispatches live from Bolivia....

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Posted by laughtears on January 21, 2004 10:57 PM
Category: Bolivia | South America

January 20, 2004

Jan Morris Loves USA But Fears Our Gov't

Letter from America / Home of the Free survives in spirit of American people...

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Posted by laughtears on January 20, 2004 12:19 PM
Category: Travel News | Current Affairs

Lonely Planet Partners with SF Chronicle

At 30, Lonely Planet expands its orbit, keeps hippie ethos.......

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Posted by laughtears on January 20, 2004 12:11 PM
Category: Travel News | Current Affairs

Air Courier Flights FAQ

Copyright 2002-04 Andrew Dean Nystrom Is it really possible to fly for free as an air courier? Yes! But more often than not, air couriers fly at substantial discounts, rather than for free. The more flexible and adventurous you...

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Posted by laughtears on January 20, 2004 03:09 AM
Category: FAQs, USA | Canada

My Bibliography

For future reference, here are links to most of the travel-related books that I've worked on:...

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Posted by laughtears on January 20, 2004 02:19 AM
Category: About, Bio | Bibliography, On Assignment

January 19, 2004

Fodor's Berkeley Guide to Central America

It all started for me with this book. I dropped out of my second year of university to take a minimum-wage editorial position with Random House. That was 1995. The work-weeks were 60 hours long. The computers were Mac...

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Posted by laughtears on January 19, 2004 05:13 PM
Category: Bio | Bibliography, Mexico | Central America
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