All posts by Linda Lappin

Travel Writer, guest writer on eserve.org.uk

Place-Writing Workshop on Andros June 23rd -July 3rd, 2017

Mar 27, 2017 |

Greece is our ancestral home– we were born to its sun, sea, and islands – to its penchant for speculation, exploration, philosophy, and myth – its relentless searching for the essence of things, and its celebration of the mind, body, and senses. The great Greek myths probe the depths of our psyche to reveal the […more]

Finding your Place

Dec 20, 2016 |

I sit with friends around a wobbly table at a rustic taverna in Eastern Crete. The waves slapping against the terrace tickle our bare toes, discouraging the cats prowling underfoot in hopes of a handout. My dining companions are a motley group:  four local fishermen with foreign wives and several singles unstrung from relationships. A […more]

CITY HOPPING ON A BUDGET an Interview with Andy Steves

Nov 29, 2016 |

  I recently interviewed Andy Steves (the son of Rick Steves, the American low budget – off-the-beaten track – cultural travel guru) for the American online magazine Transitions Abroad. Andy is the author of a new guide to Europe’s great capitals, targeted for students and generation Z professionals –Andy Steve’s Europe City-Hopping on a Budget.  He is […more]

10 Writing Prompts from Islands are 4 Writers

Oct 6, 2016 |

Highlights from my place-writing  workshop on the Greek island of  Andros @ the Aegean Arts Circle Creative Writing Workshop   During our sessions, we explored islands and their meaning. Geographical islands and psychological ones. Islands as setting, protagonist, myth, and metaphor. The enormous gap between the popular image of islands as places of pleasure, escape, the […more]

BOOKS AND TRAVEL : a review

Jul 26, 2016 |

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]

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