January 14, 2007 – Three years ago, and four days, I installed WordPress on www.gobackpacking.com and began to figure out how to develop a travel blog for my trip around the world. Looking back, I didn’t have a clue as to how to attract visitors (though I knew my trip was going to be exciting), […]
Thanks to my love for his masterpiece, Into Thin Air, I was already on Krakauer’s side before I even picked up its predecessor, Into the Wild. I knew it would be a story that would tempt, scare, and awe me. The Storyline Starting from the book’s cover, the outcome is apparent to the reader: the protagonist, a […]
After that, I knew I was hooked…I needed more travel.
I decided to make this the occasion that I picked up Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing.
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Arlington’s Clarendon Center was ground zero for Travel Writing, A One-day Short Course available through the county’s Adult Education program. Our teacher was Jerry Haines, a former lawyer and college journalism teacher turned Washington Post columnist. The class was made up of 7 women and 3 men, ranging in age from early twenties to late […]
Dear readers, I am excited to share my first published article for AskMen.com, a popular online men’s lifestyle magazine. The topic is Flashpack Gear and it is running under their Guy Gear column, thus making me a “Digital Correspondent.” How did this happen? A few months ago when I began the new blog, Medellin Living, […]