Archives for June 2013

Why I Travel

I've noticed that a lot of travel bloggers lately are writing and sharing posts specifically dedicated to "why they travel." Check out any travel blog--you'll see what I mean. Not surprisingly, a lot of them offer anecdotes of heartbreak, boredom, apathy, curiosity, and a desire to see the world (the usual suspects). And it makes sense--readers … [Read more...]

Photo Essay: Colours of 1 Malaysia Festival

The Colours of 1 Malaysia festival, which was held on May 25th, 2013 at Dataran Mederka, Kuala Lumpur, is hard to describe in words. Founded in 1999 to reflect and celebrate the cultural, racial, sexual, and economic diversity of Malaysia, the event has become an enormous parade, complete with thousands of dancers, costumes, floats, props, and … [Read more...]

Travel Writing 2.0: An Interview with Amie O’Shaughnessy

Continuing with our travel writer interview series over at Travel Writing 2.0, this week we've got Amie O’Shaughnessy--who just presented at the biggest travel blogging conference in, well, the whole world (this would be TBEX). Amie, the creator behind the popular luxury travel site for families, Ciao Bambino!, discusses what it takes to succeed in … [Read more...]

24 Hours In: Reflections on Kuala Lumpur

Some cities are hard to get to know--people are unpredictable, the weather can make a huge difference, and depending on where you go, you might get a cranky waiter, a tired taxi driver, a leering comment by an insensitive man on the street, or (insert annoying or frustrating travel experience here). Conversely, at first glance, some cities are … [Read more...]