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First Birthday

Sep 23, 2016 | | 1 comment

Looking back at our archive of pages it seems the first dated postings to the Travels in Search of… blog were 14th September 2015 so we are a year old this month, September 2016.  We have learnt a great deal about travel blogging and those associated with this research blog have enjoyed some huge successes […more]

Vicinity

“Tourism proxemics and software systems for improving heritage management walking routes on city breaks” Short city-break holidays for cultural tourism can create a disorientation for holidaymakers.  They arrive at the hotel, often in the evening of the first day and do not have time to find their bearings.  The following day a whole morning can […more]

Masters in Travel Writing

Do researchers discover destination knowledge or create it?  This question has been at the heart of our discussions over the last five years and gradually, through conferences and meetings, travel writing has emerged as both a method of inquiry for us in tourism and area studies and as a professional practice for the synthesis of […more]

Satori in Brittany

Satori in Paris is Kerouac’s account of his fieldwork research in Brittany and Paris.  The book continues to fascinate publishers, so much so that Penguin have recently reissued an edition in their Modern Classics series.  It continues, too, to inspire travel writers, travel bloggers and carnettistes thanks to its autobiographical approach coupled with detailed observation […more]

BOOKS AND TRAVEL : a review

Jul 26, 2016 | | 2 comments

BOOKS AND TRAVEL (Tourism and Cultural Change) By Warwick Frost and Jennifer Laing Channel View Publications, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1845413484 224 pages Available in paperback and Kindle formats review by Linda Lappin One day, when I was about ten years old, my parents brought back a children’s book in French from the Kingsport Public Library. This […more]