6 Travel Writers Taking Readers To New Places
Travel allows us to visit new places, experience different cultures, and see breathtaking sights. Many people want to explore the world, but not everyone knows where to start. That's why writers like the ones listed here share their stories, review the places they've visited, and offer tips, tricks, and helpful advice to novice and experience travelers alike. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
Talented Travel Writers
|Anna Marlis Burgard||The Beachcomber's Companion|
|Duncan JD Smith||Only In Guides|
|Lavinia Spalding||Writing Away|
|Frank Bures||The Geography of Madness|
|Giulia Mulè||Mondo Mulia|
|Elaine Schoch||Will Travel for Wine|
Things to Bring on Your Next Vacation
- Travel size toiletries that won't take up too much space
- Keep your dirty clothes separate from the clean ones with a laundry bag
- A money belt for easy access to cash & cards
- If you're traveling with kids, you might want to bring along some games
- Depending on your preference, either a backpack or some nice luggage
- Cozy pillows can improve any long flight or car trip
- If you're going to a country where you don't know the language, a translator can be a big help
- A travel mug for your coffee or tea
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10 Popular Outdoor Activities
Visiting museums and resorts can be fun and relaxing, but getting outdoors and seeing the natural beauty of an unknown place is also a worthwhile experience for travelers. If you want to get some fresh air and exercise, look for activities like these in your next destination:
- Kayaking & canoeing
- Horseback riding
- Whitewater rafting
- Rock climbing
- Ice skating
- Zip lining
The Point of Travel
For many people with a strong sense of wanderlust, planning and going on a trip to unfamiliar places may seem like a daunting task. Luckily, a lot of experienced travelers are willing to share their stories to inspire and motivate others. Here, in no particular order, are travel writers encouraging others to explore the world.
First up, at #1, is Anna Marlis Burgard, author and principal photographer for Islands of America, which highlights the astounding insular variety in the United States, exploring coastal locations like Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts and Kodiak Island, Alaska. It features articles that provide a brief history of each location, its iconic events, wildlife, and activities that visitors can partake in.
She is the creative force behind hundreds of illustrated books, including the bestselling A Guide for Grown-ups and her own book, The Beachcomber's Companion, which is a guide to collecting and identifying shells and other coastal treasures. Her work has been featured on media outlets such as Atlas Obscura, Roadfood, and Spirituality & Practice.
Her work has been featured on media outlets such as Atlas Obscura, Roadfood, and Spirituality & Practice.
At #2 is Duncan JD Smith. After working for many years in the publishing industry and selling other travel writers' books, in 2003, Smith decided to start writing his own. He travels off the beaten track in search of the world's hidden corners and curious locations, from the wartime bunkers of Berlin to the rock-cut churches of Ethiopia.
His European findings are being published in a series of city guides, the Only In Guides, under his own The Urban Explorer imprint. These books are aimed towards independent cultural travelers who wish to escape the crowds and understand cities from different and unusual perspectives. He has also created a series called The Stones of Vienna, which celebrates the unsung built heritage of the Austrian capital.
Next, at #3, we have Lavinia Spalding, author of Writing Away, a guide that seeks to inspire budding memoirists and adventurers and emphasizes the importance of keeping a travel journal. She's also a series editor of The Best Women's Travel Writing, an annual collection of true stories from women who have traveled across the world to discover new places, people, and facets of themselves.
She's also a series editor of The Best Women's Travel Writing, an annual collection of true stories from women who have traveled across the world to discover new places, people, and facets of themselves.
Her work has appeared in publications such as Off Assignment, Airbnb Magazine, and The Guardian. As a member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, she teaches corporate storytelling classes and leads destination workshops where she takes her students with her around the world. She has also spoken about how sharing travel stories can contribute to global understanding and change in her TEDx Talk.
Taking the #4 spot is Frank Bures, author of The Geography of Madness, an investigation of strange culture-bound syndromes, such as the belief in genital thieves and voodoo death, from all around the world. He's also the editor of Under Purple Skies, an anthology that collects work being done in, or about, Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area, with narrative threads that stretch across the globe.
Having lived in countries such as Italy, Tanzania, New Zealand, and Thailand, he's written stories and essays about his experiences, which have been featured in various media outlets including Aeon, Lapham's Quarterly, and The Washington Post Magazine. Bures lives in Minneapolis where he edits the Lester Literary Update, as well as his own newsletter, Strange Loops.
Bures lives in Minneapolis where he edits the Lester Literary Update, as well as his own newsletter, Strange Loops.
Next up, at #5, is Rome-born writer and photographer Giulia Mule. In 2011 she launched her website, Mondomulia, a global destination blog for all things baking, coffee, and travel. At the end of 2014, she quit her job in advertising to focus on blogging full time and sharing her experiences visiting restaurants and hotels from around the world.
The articles on her website range from travel guides and stories to hotel and restaurant reviews, and as an avid cook, she regularly shares recipes that are sometimes inspired by her trips. Giulia is also a part of Creating for Good, a London-based collective of creatives who use their passions and skills to make a difference in the lives of people affected by war, political discord, and poverty.
Finally, at #6, we have Elaine Schoch, an award-winning travel writer and wine judge. Through her website Carpe Travel, she guides both novice and experienced wine lovers on their adventures, arming her readers with insider tips, must-visit spots, where to sip and stay, and things to see and do beyond the vines.
Schoch is also the host of her own podcast, Will Travel for Wine, which is dedicated to exploring wine regions and the people shaping them. Aside from that, her website also features tips for traveling with kids, reviews of hotels both in and out of the United States, and a list of recommended gear and resources.