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), […]
You remember Emily Callagan, right? She wrote the most popular article on Go Backpacking last month, entitled “The Importance of Hooking Up Abroad.” Since so many people enjoyed her writing, we thought it was time to share a little more of it. The following excerpts are from her stories on Drexel’s blog, The Smart Set. […]
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.
A chance to write for AskMen.com about Medellin fell into my lap this past Spring, wholly the result of building a noticeable web presence through Medellin Living about what it’s like to live in Colombia as a foreigner. When I delivered, in spite of a very tight deadline, the managing editor suggested I pitch a […]
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 […]
I am excited to reach this post in the Developing a Successful Travel Blog series because I’ve found it to be a glaring blind spot for a lot of travelers keeping a blog. It’s completely understandable. Most travelers are simply looking for a way to relay their experiences, not become professional writers. All the same, […]
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, […]