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How to travel: save some money, go somewhere, be really open and patient, try, record things you see and do, have fun, repeat.
tortas ahogadas (must-eat from the region), tequila and mezcal (stronger than tequila), and mariachi (mariachas doesn't exist)
I thought the all-girl mariachi bands were pretty cool.
The 10 stupidest things Americans do overseas & how to avoid being the "Ugly American" when you travel.
Low hanging questions bear low hanging fruit
You'll never be a leader if you only write what you think people are looking for already.
If you would have told me 12 hours ago that I’d find myself drunk twitter trolling a male OSU cheerleader tonight, I’d, well, I don’t know.
How to Accept Your Donkey by >1 of the most enjoyable reads I've found in a long time!
"It's lovely, this pocket of France between Provence & Barcelona that somehow still feels a secret"-Robert Reid on LR
Travel is curiosity in motion. Where hardly matters.
Dewey Defeats Truman “: Here we go. No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Auburn.
OVERTIME in the Iron Bowl.”
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Pilgrim Fact #2: the "pilgrim hat" is the "sugar loaf" or "capotain," fashionable from the mid 1600s, well AFTER first Thanksgiving.
Pilgrim Fact #1: They wore hats, but their hats didn't have buckles....
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You should sit down and just write the 21st Century Travel Writing Manifesto
If I ever write a memoir of my last decade it'd be called "THIS IS NOT TRAVEL." That's often what I heard. To me, curiosity IS travel.
I actually joined the freelance world this year to keep my Top 10 lists cleaner.
Even if travel writing, aka "content," doesn't make money OR if it's sponsored it still can/ought to add to the conversation.
The best travel writing -- and publishing -- taps into that.
Only travel knows. Traditional news is vital, but it chases events. Travel is everywhere at all times.
That you CAN go to Colombia. To Mexico. That Burmese desperately want(ed) visitors. That the Gulf Coast beaches weren't slicked in oil.
Travel writing is important, to me, because it's travel that first gets all sorts of everyday truths of place. What "news" misses.
Travel writing needs to add to the conversation. That means knowing what IS said of a place first.
Apparently they've just found one person, outside Cincinnati, who doesn't like travel. Liking travel isn't enough.
I cannot count the times I've heard "I want to be a travel writer because I like to travel."
Good travel writing is in the business of curiosity. Active curiosity. And that means writing that adds to existing conversations.
That is, when writers become passive vocal pieces for destination marketers.
These four words are the enemy of good travel writing:
I'm going to say a few things about over the next 15 minutes. Apologies in advance for the flurry.
"patching childhood dreams" is one of the most beautiful things I've ever read.
ICYMI last week: Genius bit of travel wisdom from : "The Lou Reed of Travel"
With tourism now possible in Myanmar, where do you want to go? Here are our highlights from the Myanmar Snapshot:
Sunday Routine | Irv Gikofsky, a.k.a. Mr. G: Hoping for Morning Lows in the 30s
Best job ever: Love writing? Love Football (Soccer)? Work at + play FIFA w/ me +
Actually has 9/15! MT 15 'weird' experiences not in a guidebook:
All you need to know about the invention of the pie ;-) VIDEO
Weirdly interesting video! --> RT "How to Remember Travel" on The Right Pants:
By far the best show I have seen today. 's new show THE RIGHT PANTS is well worth watching: VIDEO
Right pants, wrong jacket RT : How to remember travel: episode 001 of THE RIGHT PANTS
Ah, I get it now :) I like the multipurpose aspect of it
what about yellow: optimistic, warm, sunny!!!
Love the idea of finding an international . Might see if can put up a prize for the best suggestion.
You mean for the times we get mugged? (sorry, sorry...)
red spotted handkerchief as flag?
My favorite has been the Apple headquarters pirate flag that once flew proudly:
I like.'s "Mix" page. They've done themes of eyes, clocks, breakfasts etc. Visual tokens.
Two circles? (sorry) I envision something maritime, like waves or something...
may have had just as humble of beginnings :)
Am I the optimist in the group? May be the first time happening...
I look forward to being in the history books :)
Travel tokens are tangible reminders of people + places; a flag is a good theme + reminder of cultural context. :)
Finding a travel symbol is hard. A circle is an obvious motif, but what else?
Not so sure :) RT It can only go up!
gray + white would be perhaps a tad too underwhelming. I like the green and blue "casting".
A3) Semiotics would suggest something with movement. Obvs train, plane, autos. But also feet (hiking) maybe.
I've always loved the uniqueness of Nepalese flag. No copycat union jacks or stars & stripes.
. needs to hire to do a themed Amazing Facts series. look at his stream today!
This is historic. We're the only inaugural participants in .
I oscillate between pride and "wtf were we on drugs" when it comes to our Nepal national flag
WTF is up to? His first is at 2pm EST today. Theme is a SECRET. Rules:
The Battle of the Osage is the rivalry game between Hominy and Pawhuska and has been played nearly annually since 1922.
If you read one thing today, make it this: What Sontag's timeless wisdom on photography reveals about the social web
"Travel" is a pencil. It's not how many you have, but what you do with it.
While we weren't looking, photos of food we are about to eat became the New Top 10 List in travel. Seriously think this is true.
Top 3 things I like about travel: 1) traveling, 2) planning, 3) remembering.
Confrontation travel: trips, often to dangerous places, that have little to do with destination, but getting reaction afterwards.
Travel rule: if you're bored somewhere, it's most likely you're fault.
To me: Many travel shows come off like laugh tracks, with hosts bullying emotions and reactions for you to follow.
This amuses me more than I should probably admit: 's "Plate of Food Travel Museum."
U r my hero
RT : Even an flip-off can't stop my new museum:
Travel is curiosity, mostly.
It's the little things like that that make travel so great.
Same guy who drew me a sketch of the fish he wanted to catch, clean and eat... Same guy in two sweaters on warm March day...
Transcribing 2004 Bulgaria now. Man in Vidin in got teary over the fish, flowers & birds of spring -- where are you?
It's weird having a "dream job" when you're basically unemployed.
Don't get me wrong. I like food. I eat it all the time...
Twenty years ago, I dreamed of living in different places, but never being nomadic. Maybe that's local-travel immersion?
"Real" is a danger word -- even when it applies, it seems sort of fake.
I'm hungry. I sure wish I could find a photo of a plate of food to look at.
No one can really understand a train until they've slept on one.
A succinct comic take on how the concept of "adventure travel" isn't what it used to be:
. Great hit & classy move, your tweet reg Johnny Outstanding -- though it's obviously not completely true.
he said "what's up nick, nice hit." Pretty anticlimactic aye?
There is NO WAY that's a touchdown in Houston. Oh, my goodness. That's Oklahoma-Oregon Onside Kick In 2006-level awful.
Isn't the best view the one from the top? Take in the scene from 30,000 feet (or higher):
FOOTBALL FANS: One of our fave football stories from the archives: when Jim Thorpe's team beat Dwight Eisenhower's.
Difference between "travel" & "vacation" -- latter is entirely dependent on accommodation choice.
OK travel team, lets go out there and get TRANSFORMED!
A half-hour later they were millionaires... And I was flunking organic chemistry.
And I seized the moment, with a quick, steady, sure middle finger.
Mine came 10 mi items before New Kids got huge. Met them crossing a parking lot. I looked, I considered...
Everyone has Moment or two in life, a transcendent moment you can either seize, or lets slip by...
I flipped off New Kids on the Block once. In Norman, Oklahoma.
You like food? I like food too! <-- is this ?
I long to move. I can't help it.
Travel -- I'll go ahead and say it -- is destination-agnostic. Sure Mongolia & the Amazon are great. But the secret is Nebraska.
Biggest difference between Generation X and Millennials is that we killed off hair metal bands so you wouldn't have to.
It's an F-word that turns "travel" into "tourism."
A2: Best peak season travel tip? Delay for 2-3 months.
Actually is Food Truck the New Prague?
Maybe we should have ReallyTwitter for the links we really think are good, or really want people to read? DIscuss. (2/2)
Know how we say "I'm really sorry" when we're sorry and just "sorry" when we kind of aren't? (1/2)
Truth: "I wanted to write a story, so I pitched an idea to an editor, they said yes, and - as a result - found myself in DESTINATION."
Squirrel backwards is a clumsy "lerriuqs."
When did so many travel writers become life coaches?
US "new" for me. Like seeing what happens around North Omaha on this trip: new, surprising for me; for others everyday.
Some people say "new travel" means exotic: Laotian hill tribes, and the like.
Realistically not many of us can go to Laos. But "new" runs rampant in the USA too.
"New travel" - travel to new, exotic places - stretches our perception of time. Good way to milk short-vacation jobs into feeling more.
Anyone who mocks the flatlands hasn't really seen them.
When you see things happening in places like Denver, Omaha, Cleveland, Pitt, you start to see NYC isn't as far ahead as it thinks it is.
. I live in Omaha, for breakfast, go to Lisa's Radial Cafe on the corner of 40th & Cumming. It's right in the middle of town.
I just saw one of the most triumphantly situated Arby's in the world. Out the train window near Green River, Utah.
A great place for b-fast in Omaha: Aroma's coffee paired with cinnamon rolls at the attached bakery in Old Market
SF by bike? Get up to Bernal Heights. See . Precita Park:
Summer 2013 ACE Exhibition in the Diego Rivera Gallery + a fresco is going up on the Mural Wall in the quad
wait til Friday and go to Off The Grid at Fort Mason! (and find the creme brulee cart!!)
have an ice cream cone/cup at Bi-Rite Creamery. visit the japanese gardens.
Have a drink at the Top of the Mark at . The views are amazing.
eat a canele from Boulettes Larder at the Ferry building. Or get a rum drink at Smugglers Cove.
Check out the incredible view (& art) from the SF Art Institute. It's free. And there might just be going on.
Slanted Door's Shaken Beef.
Oh, and go to eat and shop gourmet stores at the Ferry Building
BREAKING: Survey shows people like "memorable experiences" when they travel. And "good times" too.
Have an Irish coffee at the Buena Vista.
You'll want pie instead. MT : Where can you...get fritters [in ]?
Guidepal has (not free) Chicago content. I've liked them for cities in China, Spain and US.
Chicago Free & Frugal by and Chicago Architecture by are A+ apps I use when in Chicago.
interesting. I really only use Yelp & GoogleMaps. although 's app might let u search for events going on...
"The slow death of the guidebook, and why you shouldn’t mourn" from . Thoughts?
Re travel journal writing, wrote lovely book on the subject, Writing Away:
I have a very good memory but I'm amazed at how much I can forget. And U need to record quotes accurately. My notes rescue me.
I always find a clipped-out newspaper article is more interesting for what's on the back side. Knowing what to record real time is hard.
I enjoyed seeing a page out of writer Ian Frazier's notebook (scroll down):
I mostly do landscapes and wildlife then I upload my photos on my gallery with a title or a tag to remind me where it was
I keep a photojournal, it's (typically) easier for me than finding words.
I used to be guilty of trying to "write" stories while keeping a journal, rather than just getting details I could use/read later.
Details/fragments to jog memory --> RT Yes, if nothing more than the locations we went that day, names of people we met there.
20 years ago I studied in Russia & came back with onion-dome photos only. Not a country in wild transition!
Yes, if nothing more than the locations we went that day, names of people we met there. The memory -- it's not what it was.
Solo travel crutch: a journal --> RT Yes: dining alone looks (and feels) less depressing when you're writing things down.
yes, because I forget. Sometimes I write narrative about my day, other times just billeted notes.
I fill up loads of reporters' notebooks. They are essential to writing my stories. Otherwise, you'll forget lots of details.
Yes! To remember tips for the next visit, and to share with others.
My travel journal is my photos
I do, because I forget. Journal + photos help bring back memories.
No. Never been committed enough.
I've tried, but it's hard to keep up! I want to put in so much detail but there's no time when I travel!
Quick! Do you keep a travel journal? Why or why not?
Still the best defense of guidebooks written in the recent digital heat wave: How to use a guidebook -
Good luck. Remember "pants" means something different to Brits. Could attract a whole new audience there.
See, for me it's shoes. But I'll definitely watch.
I'd say I'm totally into the Right Pants, except: awkward. I'll be watching=too creepy. So: bravo. RT
Making popcorn now: RT : I have a new travel show. This is the trailer: VIDEO
More advice you should be paying for from MT: Why travel mistakes are OK
This is why I don't get THAT upset when I DO see people make little etiquette burps when traveling. As long as we learn.
And thus the young traveler becomes a slightly bigger person.
A young traveler learns that possession/need/community means different things in different parts of the world.
My Walkman buddy noticed, and immediately extended his thick blanket over me for the night, keeping us both warm.
Except for me. I had no idea temperatures would drop that much. I tried to use a couple shirts to wrap up in and keep warm.
A couple hours later, after sunset, the Rajasthan night grew COLD. And everyone got out blankets on the overnight bus.
Was I there to serve his entertainment needs?
I steamed over it, furious. The gall of his act, and his draining of precious battery life. But fortunately said nothing.
On an overnight bus from Udaipur to Delhi, I believe, a man next to me took my Walkman without asking so he could listen to his own tapes
Years ago in India I learned something about the differences culture makes -- in terms of possession and need.
I think it's up to fellow travelers to gently point out little burps in etiquette, so as to watch out for each other.
I mentioned it to Burmese friend, who said they often feel they can't butt in, even if showing soles or wearing shoes in temple is offensive
There was about three errors in just that.
I saw two tourists in shorts and sandals in a Buddhist temple, propping them feet upon a bench to admire nearby river view scene.
As long as we learn from them, that is.
That's why I don't get TOO upset when I see people making honest mistakes on the road. I made them too.
"Travel skill" is something like a muscle, we exercise it and it grows stronger, more developed.
I think I'm going to start experimenting by telling travel stories -- sort of stuff you blog or make into articles -- here instead.
Thought perhaps you might appreciate this, Robert.
Indeed. I freely admit that I often find stories in guidebooks - putting a few things together that the author hasn't.
some have tried, including with apps (& got burned). But I agree. A hybrid work schedule is on my desk. Not just commissions.
Would it be fair to say that many guidebook writers fall down on spotting where the story is?
The best travel writers? Guidebook authors, according to during this on Twitter: [Storify]
I agree on most of what you say. One thing guide book writers don't get much credit for is quality of writing. Often v good.
Excellent; thank you. Will look to them for inspiration. @radioceleste
either that, or it's time to get out of the guidebook biz RT : Is it time guidebook authors mobilize ...?
Loved the panel! Thank you!
Only if there's free wife in them there shadows. ;) Enjoying your comments.
I couldn't agree more! & while we're on it, constant self-promotion -v- telling good story or tweeting good info.
Examples of a couple great guidebooks/guidebook authors?