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Is the Travel Blogger Show worth your time?

Is the Travel Blogger Show worth your time? The market for travel blog conferences is quickly starting to saturate, with the Travel Blog Exchange, Travel Bloggers Unite and the Travel Blogger Show now available for any wayward writer looking to network and learn more about the blogging community. Remaining this year...

The shame of old (travel) blog posts

The shame of old (travel) blog posts February 27, 2005: I posted about jetlag and date confusion, about how I can't keep a calendar straight, how my expat life made that even harder for me to do, and how oh, we're going skiing and also, I can't wait to eat noodles later! It is written as though you know all the...

Travel writers: You need what Book Passage offers

Travel writers: You need what Book Passage offers The Book Passage Travel and Food Writers Conference had its 20th anniversary in August of this year. It was small, there were approximately 75 students. The conference is made of the usual stuff -- formal talks by travel writers and classes taught by food bloggers and panel...

The secret formula for writing a successful travel narrative

The secret formula for writing a successful travel narrative For years people have been asking me for the secret formula for writing a successful travel story. I did my best to conjure this formula into my book Travel Writing, but as you know, there really isn't any secret formula. Or is there? This year, in preparing for a spate...

Explorers rowing to the Magnetic North Pole

Explorers rowing to the Magnetic North Pole A few days back, a crew of six adventurers set out in a specially designed rowboat on a 450-mile journey to the Magnetic North Pole. The six-week long journey began in Resolute Bay, Canada and will end when the team becomes the first to row to the Pole, which is located in a...

Six Reasons I Broke Up With Your Travelblog

Six Reasons I Broke Up With Your Travelblog Every now and then I go through the little graveyard that is my RSS reader. It makes me sad when a travel blog I loved just... stops. I understand; you stopped traveling. Maybe you ended up totally off the grid; that's cool for you but it's weird that you just disappeared....

Nomadic Matt is giving away free airline tickets to readers

Nomadic Matt is giving away free airline tickets to readers Travel blogger Nomadic Matt is celebrating five years of globetrotting by gifting his readers with free airplane tickets – including one for an around-the-world trip. The transient sightseer accumulated 350,000 miles on American Airlines over the past year, and decided...

Travel Blogger Broke-Ass Stuart Brings Cheap Thrills to TV

Travel Blogger Broke-Ass Stuart Brings Cheap Thrills to TV Called "A travel show that's on the map but off the beaten path", Young, Broke and Beautiful, debuted this week on the IFC network starring funnyman, writer/blogger Stuart Schuffman (aka Broke-Ass Stuart). The new show goes to some of America's largest cities but typically...

Travel photo app invites users to "think outside the camera"

Travel photo app invites users to Ralph Velasco is an award-winning travel photography instructor and international tour guide. Shooting travel photos in more than forty countries on six continents, Velasco has led cultural photo tours to Egypt, Eastern Europe, and throughout the United States. Now, with...

747 lands in Oregon water park, just for fun

747 lands in Oregon water park, just for fun What has ten water slides, a wave pool and a children's museum dedicated to teaching students about the power of water? Its Evergreen Wings and Waves, the nations newest water park at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon and that 747 is there to...

MSNBC launches Overhead Bin travel blog

MSNBC launches Overhead Bin travel blog A new competitor enters the market! The good folks over at MSNBC launched a new travel blog this month called Overhead Bin, where "MSNBC.com's travel reporters and editors look at news, destinations, deals and, of course, the joy and hassle of traveling." With some...

Travel blog celebrates Memorial Day

Travel blog celebrates Memorial Day Whatever your plans are for this Memorial Day, odds are there will be thoughts of someone who served in the military. Formerly known as Decoration Day, today commemorates U.S. Service members who died while in the military service and is a reason for parades, shopping,...

Road test: Expedia's Rewards Program

Road test: Expedia's Rewards Program Expedia launched a reward program last month in a what might be an effort to recapture some of the market share that they're slowly losing to the airlines and their respective websites. A spend-based program, users receive points in direct proportion to the amount of...

Busy season for the doctors of Everest ER

Busy season for the doctors of Everest ER The spring climbing season in the Himalaya is well underway, with dozens of teams climbing on a variety of mountains across the region. The busiest of those peaks is Mt. Everest of course, where in a few weeks time, a couple of hundred mountaineers will be hoping to stand on...

Boeing's 787: Engineering a quieter airplane

It has long been rumored that Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner will be the quietest commercial jumbo jet in its class. Take a look at the back of select engine nacelles on the airframe and you can see an obvious difference. That egg crate design is in place for improved...

Annual bloggers cruise features new ship, old host

Annual bloggers cruise features new ship, old host John Heald, the popular senior cruise director for Carnival Cruise Lines, is doing it again hosting for the fifth time his John Heald Bloggers Cruise. Fans of the unflappable John Heald's blog with over 10 million views since it's launch in 2007, will sail on the...

25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World

25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World Twisted Sifter is a web site with three simple goals. Provide content that is interesting, funny or creative, use BIG pictures whenever possible and to keep their readers up-to-date with what's popular online. Gadling found this gallery of 25 haunting shipwrecks at...

Malibu Rum contest launches search for traveling radio correspondent

Malibu Rum contest launches search for traveling radio correspondent Tune in, Radio Maliboom Boom. Malibu, the coconutty rum that's like summer in a bottle, is looking for one outgoing, creative, beach-bum-lifestyle-loving man or woman for their nationwide radio correspondent search. The chosen one will travel across the country...

How to make travel editors like your blog

How to make travel editors like your blog One of the biggest takeaways from the Gadling NoFF happy hour last week was an idea of how many indie travel blogs there are out on the web at large. It's a great way to get visibility and practice as a travel writer, whether one is just starting to get into the industry...

Swedish explorer hopes to go Pole2Pole in one year

Swedish explorer hopes to go Pole2Pole in one year Earlier this week, Swedish explorer Johan Ernst Nilson set out on an ambitious, 12-month long journey that will see him travel from the North Pole to the South Pole in a completely carbon neutral manner. The so called Pole2Pole will use skis, dogsleds, sailboats, and a bike...

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