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Food - Real Stories from the Road - July travel writing Pick-of-the-Month
















“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. ”

-James Michener, February 3, 1907 - October 16, 1997, American Author

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Welcome to the July issue of The Traveler.

The Traveler is just back from helping out at the latest travel writing workshop hosted by the American Writer's & Artists Institute in Portland, Oregon. It's always a great experience and everyone comes away learning something new, hearing some great stories (Steenie's are always best), and meeting interesting people. If you've ever wanted to learn how to get started travel writing or you'd like to hone your skills, you owe it to yourself to check the home study travel writing course or attend one of their workshops. You'll be glad you did!

And speaking of travel writing, we've got three new feature articles on deck from our worldwide network of travel writers. We'll "get our feet wet" in British Columbia, get a full compass tour of Nairobi, and then The Traveler relates a story of one airline passenger making a quick connection that he probably wishes he'd never made (but we just can't be sure).

Our travel writing pick-of-the-month is a collection of short essays that look at the connection between travel and cuisine - something a little different for The Traveler.

And finishing off, as usual, is our latest collection of travel ideas, resources, and bargains.


Feature Articles

White Water and White Knuckles
There's something about white water and 60th birthdays that give real meaning to life

Nairobi by Degrees
A break from the drudgery of pushing a broom to show a visitor, degree by degree, the best and worst of Nairobi becomes true liberation for one and enlightenment for another

The Connecting Passenger
A connection nobody wishes to make, but some, apparently, have coming

Travel Writing Pick-Of-The-Month

Though cuisine is a diverse aspect of cultures and regions, food is a common language. After all, we all gotta eat, and the act of breaking bread is a bond that people from all corners of the globe can share. Experiencing another's culture through cuisine is the common thread that runs through this Travelers' Tales collection of stories: Food: True Stories of Life on the Road (Travelers' Tales Guides)

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