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What Travel Tradition Do You Want to See Make a Comeback?

A piece I wrote for the Tripbase travel blog was published today (yippee!). It’s  entitled “14 Travel Traditions I wish they’d bring back”, which I was inspired to write after brainstorming a similar...

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In Defense of the Cubicle: It Ain’t THAT Bad. Really!

Colorful Cube   Scroll through a travel blog or two and you’re bound to find at least one article coaxing or demanding you  “ditch’  or “escape’, or even f*ck (in the words of one blogger) your cubicle...

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How I Traveled to 40 Countries in 10 Years Without Quitting My Job

I really enjoyed reading this post from Girl Tweets World, How to Live a Life of Travel and Not Give Up Your Day Job, and appreciated Jayne’s honesty, so I thought I’d share my story as well. A lot of...

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9 Tips for Becoming a Paid Travel Writer

I often get asked by readers of this blog how I make a living from travel writing—which I’ve been doing off and on for almost nine years—so I thought I’d explain and offer some tips on how would-be...

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Bottoms Up! The Origins of 5 Popular Drinking Idioms and Expressions

Today I’ll be speaking at a bar in San Francisco about the history of speakeasies and the origins of several drinking and alcohol-related expressions. I was honored to be asked to speak by Reed &...

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The Best Travel Memoirs to Read While Writing a Travel Memoir

For the last nine months, I’ve been quietly writing a travel memoir. Writing a book has been something I’ve aspired to do since the third grade, but it wasn’t until this past November that I decided to...

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