I sat down with Don George, editor at large at “National Geographic Traveler” magazine and author of “Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing,” and asked him to don (no pun intended) his editor’s cap and dispense some pearls of wisdom about what budding travel writers can do to make their work sing. This is what he had to say.
Seven score and ten years after President Lincoln delivered one of the greatest speeches in American history, Gettysburg thrives on a folksy combination of winsome landscapes and rural panache. Here’s a local’s guide to the “most famous small town in America” — both on and off the battlefield.
I asked veteran travel writer and editor Don George about his plan of attack when he’s out on assignment in the field. Here’s what he had to say.
I asked veteran travel writer and editor Don George if he had any advice about how emerging storytellers can make their mark on the travel writing scene. Here’s what he had to say.
You’ve probably heard a lot about Millennials these days — from an ultimately positive review in “Time” to books on the subject with titles ranging from “Generation Me” to “How a New Generation is Remaking America.” While critics and scholars may quibble over the birth range associated with the generation, there’s no doubt that 25-year-old Millennial Trains Project founder Patrick Dowd belongs to this controversial cohort.
Travel is transforming the world, and not always for the better. Though it’s an uncomfortable reality (who doesn’t like to travel?), it’s something award-winning journalist Elizabeth Becker devoted five years of her life to investigating.
Who doesn’t want to be a travel photographer and earn their keep by exploring the world and capturing its essence for the rest of us to see? I know I do.
I was lucky enough to sit in on one of Traveler’s photo seminars earlier this month, led by award-winning photographer Jim Richardson and the magazine’s senior photo editor Dan Westergren. Though Jim and Dan believe in the importance of technique, they stressed that “the secret is in how you look at the world, not in how you turn the dials on the camera.”
Here are a few of Jim and Dan’s tips on how to get into the right frame of mind when you’re making pictures.
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A week before Thanksgiving Day in 1961, Michael Rockefeller, scion of one the most powerful families in U.S. history, decided to swim for shore after his boat capsized off the southwest coast of Dutch New Guinea.
He was never seen again.
Just because April 22nd has come and gone, it doesn’t mean that we’ve met our planet-caring quota for the year. Boston Bruin Andrew Ference – the self-described nature “geek”
responsible for greening the NHL and the star of Nat Geo’s new web series, “Beyond the Puck” – stopped by the Traveler offices to meet with our staff. We asked him to tell us about his favorite travel spots and how he tries to make Earth Day, every day — on and off the ice. This is what he had to say.