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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]

Conference Call for Papers

Oct 26, 2016 |

TEACHING TRAVEL WRITING The Society for American Travel Writing seeks abstracts for a session on “Teaching Travel Writing” for the American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 25-28, 2017. Please visit their blog at teaching-travel-writing

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]

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]

Channel Check

Jun 29, 2016 |

This is a post just to remind you of what our blog is all about.  A group of academics at Plymouth University launched ‘Travels in Search of’ as a university research blog on 14th September 2015. Through writing and publishing our posts it explores the impact of travel blogging on tourism destinations and examines the […more]

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