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Articles for immediate download

Articles for immediate download

The Global Travel Writers group provides an invaluable service to time-pressed editors who need a story/images package immediately. A package including the full story text (750 to 2,000 words including fact file), six to 12 high-resolution images and a captions list is now available for immediate download. The price per package ranges from $US225, depending […]

Merhaba! Images from Turkey

Merhaba! Images from Turkey

A selection of my Images from Turkey in May/June 2011 – with more to follow. Plenty of story material to hand! With only hazy memories of Turkey in the Seventies, a waystation on the overland road to Kathmandu, Turkey this (northern) summer came as a revelation for me. Long, balmy nights and days spent roaming […]

Travel Writer William Dalrymple expla...

Travel Writer William Dalrymple explains his trade

In an interview published in Britain’s prestigious The Economist magazine, leading travel writer William Dalrymple explains his trade. Dalrymple says that travel literature still remains relevant in this era of cheap flights and Google Earth.

Dispatches from the Red Centre

Dispatches from the Red Centre

After heavy rains in February-March and again in early July 2011, Central Australia is carpeted in wildflowers. Bushwalkers in the “Red Centre” are now rewarded with a vista of brilliant cobalt skies over flower-studded oxide-red earth, the air redolent with the honey-sweet aroma of Pukara (Desert Heath Myrtle) and a vast nature-bouquet of other fragrances. […]

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art: The...

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art: The Resilience of Culture in the American South

To listen to a podcast with David Houston, Chief Curator of the museum, click on the links below. David Houston Part One David Houston Part Two The comprehensive nature of Southern art … and narrative As curator of New Orleans’ Ogden Museum of Southern Art, David Houston wears many hats including: art educator, historian, cultural […]

So you STILL want to be a travel writ...

So you STILL want to be a travel writer?

For better or for worse, the world has changed hugely since 1972, when Lonely Planet founders Tony and Maureen Wheeler waded ashore on an Australian beach and kicked off their stellar career as guidebook writers and publishers. I’m currently enjoying the humorous memoir Turkey: Bright Sun, Strong Tea of former US Peace Corps volunteer Tom […]

Dublin … and Beer

Dublin … and Beer

What’s in a beer? History, culture, national identity, pride, industry, agriculture … and the list could go on and on. And what’s in a celebration of a national icon such as Ireland’s Guinness Beer? Well for one thing, it’s an opportunity to focus once again on a content-rich, culturally-rich travel destination. And what about sport? […]

Watching the Elephant Next Door

Watching the Elephant Next Door

Recession Strategies for the Travel and Tourism Industry There are many advantages to having the United States as a neighbour, on the other side of what used to be called “the world’s longest undefended border.” One of the advantages is somewhat like the childhood game of follow the leader. While pursuing our own national programs […]

India’s first casino

India’s first casino

India’s first live casino has just opened in Gangtok, capital of Sikkim. “In order to avoid fraudulent practices, dealers will be changed every twenty minutes,” said a spokesperson for the casino. Maybe gamblers should be changed every twenty minutes, too. Check out Graham’s story from Sikkim: Mountains, Monasteries and Machinations in Sikkim; or our whole […]

An Irish Scholar’s Challenge to Trave...

An Irish Scholar’s Challenge to Travel Writers

Reading The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing, was for me like travelling through a dense landscape in which there were many hurdles, detours, and occasions on which I began to question why I was here, where I was going, and whether my guide (the author of the book) was friend or foe. Even more […]

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