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Around the World with 40 Travel Blogg...

Around the World with 40 Travel Bloggers

Around the World with 40 Travel Bloggers: a free Lonely Planet E-book Besides the excellent content, check out the cutting-edge layout and design of this E-book! Here’s what the blog GINGER BEIRUT has to say about the Lonely Planet E-book: “It’s finally here: the very first project produced by an amazing group of travel bloggers, […]

Assorted rubbish from a travel writer...

Assorted rubbish from a travel writer’s journal

THE GREAT TRAVEL WRITER “When I was about 22 or 23”, said the self-proclaimed travel writer, “I set out from home to see the world. It took me a long time to go no-where. I saw nothing, felt nothing and experienced nothing, and when I got home I wrote a book about my encounters”. I […]

Top Travel blogs for May 2011

Top Travel blogs for May 2011

Here are the top TRAVEL BLOG SITES as ranked by TopTravelBlogs.com on May 11, 2011:  

On the Road With Dr. Ho

On the Road With Dr. Ho

The travel accessory I never leave home without Dr. Ho and I go everywhere together. He is always in my hand luggage, backpack, or even my shirt pocket. Frequently, when I am domestic bound, he is in the glove compartment of my car or in my briefcase. I have even been known to attend lah […]

Wondering where the lions are

Wondering where the lions are

Jimmy Buffet did a funky, laid back version of the Bruce Cockburn song, Wondering Where the Lions Are. Bounding through the scrubby bush of Timbavati private game reserve the title is the only line I can recall from the song. It’s bouncing around in my head on shuffle repeat.  Our trackers are no doubt wondering […]

The Many Faces of Alternative Tourism

The Many Faces of Alternative Tourism

By Guest Blogger Bob Fisher The nature of travel When attempting to define the idiosyncratic and rather curious human behaviourism known as “travel” ─ in other words, trying to understand the reasons why our species is also known for its peregrinations ─ I often make reference to the following: “We travel to explore the diversity […]

Travel and the built environment

Travel and the built environment

The pathbreaking  BLDBLOG, dedicated to “Architectural conjecture , urban  speculation and landscape futures”,  offers a huge range of links exploring the connection between travel experiences and the built environment. Here are just a few: Time, Photography and Spatial devices Islands at the Speed of Light Unsolving the city A Visitors’ Center for the Center of […]

Rain in Hiroshima

Rain in Hiroshima

By Bob Fisher, The Philosophical Traveller When I arrive early in the morning at the Peace Park in Hiroshima, there are few visitors. A fine drizzle drifts like a veil over the city, and a feeling of absence hangs over the park. Blurring the scene, the moisture-laden morning air also mutes the sounds of the […]

Guest blogger Bob Fisher of Canada

Guest blogger Bob Fisher of Canada

Canadian Bob Fisher –  travel journalist,  former teacher and marketing manager with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – specialises in writing about the role of travel writers as educators. “While there are many travel sites, few question ‘why’ we travel”, says Brandon Wilson of  Pilgrim’s Tales Publishing “Bob Fisher’s website explores this philosophy, saying that  ‘We […]

Top 50 travel journalists and blogger...

Top 50 travel journalists and bloggers to follow on Twitter – sunshine.co.uk blog

Top 50 travel journalists and bloggers to follow on Twitter – sunshine.co.uk blog.

Veteran journalist Thomas E King join...

Veteran journalist Thomas E King joins our roll of distinguished contributors

It’s good to be on the Global Travel Writer’s blog as this forum will provide a good opportunity to share some of the experiences from outstanding visits to many countries around the world.

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