All posts by Linda Lappin

Travel Writer, guest writer on eserve.org.uk

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]

Days 4 & 5 place writing workshop on andros

Jul 13, 2016 |

Day 4 Today was dedicated to reading aloud pieces of ongoing projects projects that the writers had brought with them, and addressing questions such as submitting to magazines, agents, and editors, query letters and how to write them, and a general discussion of Young Adult Fiction. Some of the projects have just been completed, others […more]

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