The No B.S. blog about Travel, Writing and Life

Old School Journalism

Posted by on Apr 22, 2010 in Change, Travel Life, Travel Writing, Uncategorized | 6 comments

Yesterday, I sat with a dozen other travel writers, in a hip Melrose eatery, as we introduced ourselves, one by one, to share our...

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Advice for a Media Lunch

Posted by on Mar 20, 2010 in Feature, Travel Life, Travel Writing | 0 comments

I celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, and the anniversary of my first tattoo, on the roof of the Montage Beverly Hills. I chatted travel...

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Travel Writing is Hard Work

Posted by on Mar 12, 2010 in Feature, Philosophy, Travel Writing | 0 comments

My response is always the same, “Absolutely,” I tell them. This is in response to the questions, “Do travel writers really get all...

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Teaching Travel Writing

Posted by on Mar 8, 2010 in Feature, Travel Life, Travel Writing | 0 comments

This Saturday night, I will be giving a chat about what I love to do most, travel and write. The talk will be at VIVA Gallery, 13261...

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5 Tips to Avoid Writing Rejection, part 5: The Easy Opening

Posted by on Feb 12, 2010 in Feature, Travel Life, Travel Writing, Write | 10 comments

The first line of the article read, “I could feel the breath of the bull against my back as I ran, terrified, down the crowded Pamplona...

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5 Tips to Avoid Writing Rejection, part 4: The Dreadful Epic

Posted by on Feb 2, 2010 in Editing, Feature, Travel Life, Travel Writing | 0 comments

Welcome to part four of how to avoid the sharp ax of rejection, the dreadful epic (a phrase I am coining now). About ten years ago (Yes,...

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