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...blog posts. You can build an audience if you are everywhere doing lots of different things at once. Record podcasts, shoot videos, take pictures, and utilize social sharing and social media.
3. Compile lists. Whether it’s a Top Bloggers list or another kind of “top” list (like Top Travel Destinations), this kind of thing always gets attention. Be prepared for some controversy, since there will always be people who disagree, and make sure you do your research so your list is complete and valuable.
4. Team up with other people. Joint ventures are always tricky to... (more)
...and when you are done you will be ready to start here. I'm not going to wait for you tho, I must press on since I must get on with what will probably not be the last chapter, but might be close for now.I grew up in the great state of Texas and will always call it home no matter where I might travel in the world. Some of y'all might understand being from Texas but most of y'all won't. Fortunately when I got out of the Air Force I had some things going for me. I found out real fast that I would being to work for my dad who was a residential concrete contractor. Not what I wanted to do, but... (more)
...retorts, “so why don’t you tell that to you face....we have clients to serve”.
Ok ok so it’s a bit snippy of the manager to say that but the point is that in a customer service environment you need to “smile, like you mean it”. Likewise when the opportunity to travel presents itself you need to “travel, like you mean it”. You have to wear it on your sleeve and showcase it as part of your fibre.
I don’t mean that you have to wear buttons or banners announcing that you’re a tourist. I mean you have to “Be the traveller”. Let me... (more)
Someone told me that with Google Earth, Wikipedia and other instant information tools readily at our fingertips these days, there was no longer a need to travel to foreign places to get a sense of culture, language, food, geography and all the other elements that a trip outside of one’s physical boundaries provide. While armchair travelling has never had it better, I beg to differ with these pundits of inertia.
I recently wrote a novel set in a part of France I had never visited (my travels in that country up to that point had been limited to Paris and environs). With the assistance... (more)
...area) and for the evening finale, we brought in a professional belly dancer who performed the Cane dance, accompanied by some of the campers and counsellors.
The smells in the grocery store, together with the music, acted as a portal to bring me back to my camp experience as well as my travels in the Middle East. It was one of the first major destinations I visited and I recall telling people afterward that ‘my heart is in the Middle East’. The markets, the people, the local dress, the ancient buildings and the food were ingrained in me. My routine when I visited Jerusalem,... (more)
...neighbourhood friends around to impress on you the amount of damage you caused. (Usually there a dent in the car from many previous ‘bumps’, but apparently you are the one to blame) Again, the solution is to pay on the spot—which you do just to get out of this mess.
I wrote about Travel Scams in a previous article and true to an education that included both the Encyclopedia Britannica Junior and MAD magazine, the latter of which had a great effect on my future writing and thinking processes, it is only fitting to call this Scam Sequel, “Son of Scam”.
The Bump is a... (more)
...what brought a sentimental tear to my eye was the discovery of the file of my very first credit card scam in 1993, and the thought of celebrating the 20th anniversary of this momentous event was emotionally overwhelming.
While I was flying back to Toronto from a trip to Thailand, the travel agency in the lobby of my hotel in Bangkok, decided to fax my credit card information to Chiang Mai—361 miles to the north —where an associate proceeded to charge 46,750 Baht (roughly $2500.00 at the time) to my VISA card. I only used that card once during my entire trip. My alibi was... (more)
We shared space and enjoyed alone-time. It was an opportunity to renew our friendship and rekindle the flames of romance. And without-a-doubt it was time well spent. It was a time to rediscover who we were, as we shared food and drink, savoring unique eats.
Saturday 07/30/11: We slept until late morning (a rare treat), and woke up starving. So we brunched at the “Byways Café,” another of Guy Fieri’s recommended eats, as seen on “Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives.” The café was a small and quaint little place, the walls were covered with an eclectic collection of antique memorabilia, and the... (more)
... Utter Joy. Contentment. These are the popular dictionary definitions of ‘bliss”. And there is nothing profound in saying that bliss is in the heart and soul of the beholder.I have alluded in past articles to the fact that I ‘bliss out’ when I find masks during the course of my travels. But that is not all! Here be it told that I am also a bibliophile—a lover of books and bookstores and I will usually spend some time perusing the shelves in whichever city I happen to be visiting. There are the legends, of course. In my search for bliss, no visit to Kathmandu... (more)
Well, now, what can I tell you about Tunisia? Let me begin with one striking fact: Americans were notable by their total absence! I was there for over three weeks, travelling from place to place, and came across not a single Yank. I’m not saying that there were no American people in the country, just that I did not meet any.
This is the first time this has ever happened. I’ve travelled extensively across the globe and wherever I go, no matter how unusual or out of the way, there is always America. The absence of American citizens is not really that surprising given the fuss over... (more)