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Today is the 4th anniversary of the Family Travel blog here on the BootsnAll Travel Network.  True story – this blog is here because of books. I first heard about BootsnAll from Stephanie Elizondo Griest on a travel writer’s panel at the stupendously great annual Texas Book Festival in Austin. The very first […]

Happy Fourth Birthday, Dear Blog


Welcome to the February 10, 2010 edition of the Carnival of Cities; the blog carnival where we take a trip around the world in one blog post. This is a special edition of the Carnival – hurray! – because today is the 4th birthday for the Family Travel Logue here […]

Carnival of Cities for 10 February 2010


Welcome to the November 18, 2009 edition of the Carnival of Cities, where we find out about goings-on in cities and towns across the world, all in a single blog post. Thanks very much to Glennia at the Silent I who hosted the previous edition. I’m happy to consider hosts for […]

Carnival of Cities for 18 November 2009



Thanks to Wendy Perrin of the PerrinPost, I found this Invesp Consulting list of travel blogs broken out by various measurements: Google PageRank, number of inbound links, number of RSS subscribers,  number of unique visitors per month, etc. Now, normally I try not to pay too much attention to such […]

Thinking about blog rank and whether I’m phoning it in


Welcome to this edition of the Carnival of Cities, where we take you around the world with one blog post. The next edition is scheduled for July 15 and will be hosted on the Perceptive Travel blog. If you’d like to host this bi-weekly (fortnightly) blog carnival, let me know […]

Carnival of Cities for 01 July 2009


Many folks ask me how to get started as a travel writer and blogger, so it was a pleasure to participate in two recent email interviews that can partly answer that question. ***  On the Netherlands-based blog The Happy Hotelier, I answered 10 Questions for Sheila Scarborough of Family Travel […]

Success in travel writing and blogging



This Three Stooges sign is on the door to my guest room. I’m running around cleaning it (and the rest of the house) because Austin’s South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) tech conference starts this Friday, March 13. As a resident of the Austin metro area and a traveling guest-room-borrower myself, […]

Photo of the Week: My Guest Room