Monthly Archives: October 2015

I’m a

Oct 18, 2015 |

Interrogate, mediate, articulate. You don’t have to be Einstein to remember the three steps for tourism knowledge transfer. And use the same three steps when out in the field as a travel writer, too. The three steps fit neatly into the acronym, I’m a […] showing how your identity changes as you discover and process […more]

Literary Tourism for Quimper

Oct 10, 2015 |

We encounter space but we make place.  Back in my collection of verse, Europa (2006), I first began to form this idea, probably prompted by poet, Yves Bonnefoy, who, incidentally, was born in Tours on the Loire in 1923.  When we travel, it is clear that unknown towns and ports offer opportunities for the relief […more]

Heading for Brittany

Oct 9, 2015 |

We ought to go to France in this post. You’ve been waiting for some travel writing for long enough, n’est-ce pas ? Is that not so?  In this trip we are heading for Brittany.  The Reading & Writing Region.  The tourist development organisation of this huge Région, to use the French spelling, used to promote […more]

On Vis

Oct 7, 2015 |

A double entendre. Indeed. Or treble. My interest in the island was first stimulated by Jasper Ridley’s biography of Tito (only two reviewers on Amazon. Both give it five out of five. Which begs the question why only two reviewers? Josip Broz – Tito – was a titan for several decades from the middle of […more]

What is a Tourism Ethnographer?

Oct 4, 2015 |

My PhD training made me an ethnographer, so the way a people’s culture has been formed in relation to its terroir, climate and habitat is always uppermost in my encounters when travelling. Ethnography describes how social groups make meaning from their knowledge of the environment and the cultural artefacts they create. Like anthropologists, we examine […more]