Thursday, Jan 8, 7:30 p.m. “Award-winning travel writer and journalist Christopher Baker, author of Moon Handbook: Cuba, takes us on a visual tour (slide presentation) of this country-island and updates us on the developing U.S.-Cuba policies on travel.” Easy Going Travel Shop & Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck Ave. (Entrance on Rose St.), Berkeley, (510) 843-3533. Chris […]
I’ve posted a list of motorcycle travel books I think are worth checking out. At the moment there are about a dozen. The greats are there, of course: Che Guevara’s Motorcycle Diaries, Robert Pirsig’s Zen, and Ted Simon’s Jupiter’s Travels. Melissa Holbrook’s The Perfect Vehicle is listed for the sheer quality of her writing, Helge […]
My feeling is that if people travel around the world on foot or by bicycle, then almost any motorcycle will be more than adequate.
I spent six weeks riding a motorcycle in France in 1987 and it was idyllic, until I got to Paris. The city was visible from miles away. Each time I crested one of the many rolling hills from the west I saw it grow larger and larger – it was the biggest city I had […]
People keep asking me what tools they need to create an online travelogue. It’s a big list, and I’m co-teaching a class about it at the Wild Writing Women Weekend Conference, with Lyn Bishop, a digital artist whose online travelogues are photography/art intensive (whereas mine are word-intensive). In the class we’ll be talking about hardware […]