Archive for August, 2006

The Power of a Good Story

Monday, August 21st, 2006

The Power of a Good Story is one of our slogans at Travelers’ Tales because we’ve long believed that stories give you much more than straight information or logical arguments. For years our readers have agreed, and the writers who have contibuted their work to our books must feel the same way because their art […]

Travel to Cuba?

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Fidel is sick and out of public view. Is the long-awaited transition from the “revolution” to something else about to happen? Tom Miller, editor of Travelers’ Tales Cuba, author of Trading with the Enemy, and frequent traveler to Cuba (every year for 20 years, sometimes more than once a year) has some advice to share. […]

Sleeping under a European duvet?

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

San Francisco Chronicle Executive Travel Editor John Flinn always has a witty turn of phrase in his columns, an off-beat outlook, a fresh perspective on thiings. He writes with spareness and precision and assurance, and he’s funny. His columns always make me smile. But I must confess I sometimes don’t get a chance to read […]

What’s “Best Travel Writing”?

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

As with anything else, there’s no doubt a wide range of opinion about what constitutes the best travel writing. Is it a story that captures a sense of place, giving the history and quirky details so you have a feel for what the place is like? Does it contain literary allusions and references to historical […]

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