guidebooks

An Interview with Carolyn Heller

Posted by on March 26, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Carolyn Heller, a fellow freelance writer over at Hotel Scoop, has written two travel guide books and has contributed to over 50 publications. As an American ex-pat living in Canada, she also blogs regularly at LivingAbroadinCanada.com. Today, we talk about what “not” to do when you’re starting a freelance career and what it’s like to […]

From the Publisher’s Mouth: Bob Sehlinger of Menasha Ridge

Posted by on December 6, 2011 at 12:05 am

Bob Sehlinger is a trifecta of talents in the travel writing industry: not only is he a writer (he has written 27 guidebooks!), he’s also editor and publisher of Menasha Ridge Press. With 27 years of publishing reference and non-fiction books, Menasha Ridge touts titles that help travelers with everything from finding a peaceful place […]

From the Editor’s Mouth: Grace Fujimoto of Avalon Publishing

Posted by on November 8, 2011 at 12:22 am

Want to be a guidebook writer for Moon Travel Guides? Grace Fujimoto is the person who will tell you if you’re the right person for the challenge. Grace, the acquisitions director for Avalon Travel, has extensive experience in the guidebook industry, publishing nearly a dozen books a year on a range of destinations. Check out […]

An Interview with Michael Buckley

Posted by on October 18, 2011 at 12:40 am

Michael Buckley’s name has become synonymous with covering the unique beauty of Tibet’s landscape and culture, but he has also rappelled through the treetops of Costa Rica, hunted wildlife in Bhutan (with a camera), mountain-biked the Karakoram Highway in Pakistan, dived with manta rays in Borneo, and kayaked in Cambodia. In recent years, he has […]

Three Travel Editors Speak Their Mind

Posted by on September 27, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I was the keynote speaker at the recent conference for the North American Travel Journalists Association, but of course I learned a thing or two while I was there. I had to miss the airline magazine editors’ panel while I was on a blogging one, but I did get to attend a panel with three […]