We had a lively discussion in Portland, Oregon recently at a meeting of the Society of American Travel Writers on travel journalist survivability and profitability.
It is always exciting for me to approach a city I know well, such as Portland, with a new concept. Portland fancies itself as "The City of Makers." What does this claim mean?
Portland appeals because of its small-town but cosmopolitan aura, the friendliness of the citizenry, its lovely hillside parks, and its sweeping sense of history, starting with Lewis and Clark.
My author/travel journalist website, dating from 1995, has undergone a rebirth and renewal that will carry me forward for the next decade.
The magazine Independent has published a four-page article by me on "monetizing your writing/photo content."
If you enjoy natural beauty in California, seeing the pageant of fall color in the aspen trees along Highway 395 in the eastern Sierra should be high on your to-do list.
In only a few places in the U.S. can you find a large dedicated farming space right within a sprawling urban area, such as Ardenwood historic park, featuring the historic Perry Farms, in Fremont in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. The October Pumpkin fest leading up to Halloween attracts many families.
South of San Francisco there are many special beaches to enjoy while driving on Highway 1. Consider Montara, Fitzgerald, Ano Nuevo, Waddell, Capitola, and Carmel River Beach.
The clear light of autumn and spring entice the connoisseur to beaches on the coast north and south of San Francisco. However, some beach fans will prefer the pensive fog of summer or the raging storms of winter. Here are some of the best beaches going north from San Francisco, from Limantour in Point Reyes to Manchester near Point Arena.
Airbnb now has a significant influence on more that worldwide lodging. Airbnb will affect travel experiences, travel journalism, and corporate culture in many ways.