Travel Writing

Remembering Anthony Bourdain

June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018 An ode to Anthony Bourdain – traveler, ambassador for good, honest food, and one of the great storytellers. I was in the Philippines when I learned about Anthony Bourdain’s passing. Bourdain loved this country for its delicious food and fascinating culture. The people

Travel Writing Blogs & Wesbites to Follow in 2023

The last few years haven’t been the best for the travel writing industry. The pandemic shut down travel and turned off the tap of income for many travel writers and bloggers. At the same time, books about travel continued to sell (albeit in smaller numbers) as people daydreamed about taking

Travels in Georgia – Notes on the Jewel of the Caucasus

Georgia should be high on your list of places to visit. If it’s not already on your bucket list, add it to the top 10. Thank me later. This small country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia is not particularly well known. The fact that most people can’t recognize it

Travel Writing, SEO & Boring Blogs

I’m a travel writer and I run an SEO business. For years, I kept falling back into the trap of always writing keyword-driven content. I’d spend ages looking at what competitors had written and how I could improve upon their posts. I’d frown at bloggers echoing each other. And then

Georgia – Wine, Culture, & Travel In The Birthplace Of Viticulture

In the last few years, Georgia has grown exponentially in popularity as a tourist destination. Despite the relatively difficult-to-reach location, smart travelers and tourists can discover the country’s wealth of attractions, all at a tiny price. In Georgia, you’ll find the spectacular Caucasus mountains for hiking, deep valleys for exploring,

The Best Of Humorous Travel Writing

There are people who believe that discussing the merits of funny travel books is disrespectful. Culture, tradition, and customs are only meant to be appreciated and studied and should never appear in humorous books. But these people (often scholarly types who never travel) miss the point. No travel writer sets

Pictures Of Jordan That Will Inspire You To Travel

Jordan is a safe, welcoming, and incredibly photogenic land in the Middle East. Bordered by mountains, the Dead Sea, The Red Sea, enormous deserts and lush, green hills, Jordan has a little bit of everything. Combining beautiful landscapes with the history and physical reminders of thousands of years of settlement,

10 Facts about Georgia (Country) You Didn’t Know

Thanks to its strategic geographical location, mountainous topography, unique culture and language, the Republic of Georgia is bursting with interesting people and places. But this small sliver of land, sandwiched between the Black Sea, Russia, Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, is relatively unknown on the world stage. It’s unlikely to be

Nomad Living – Disadvantages of the Lifestyle & Home Truths

The nomadic lifestyle isn’t for everyone. Travelling and “working from anywhere” holds much charm for many people. But the truth is that managing a business on the road is the (long-term) path few people. It takes a certain type of person to cope with the physical and mental issues that