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A Window into My Writing Life

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A couple of weeks ago, my good friend and award-winning travel journalist and photographer Lola Akinmade Akerstrom invited me to participate in a writers’ “blog hop,” in which nominated writers talk about their work and what they hope to achieve. You can read Lola’s views on her writing life here.

I’m delighted and honored to be a part of this fun and timely project, as I head to a writers conference in New Zealand later this month.

In between trips to Guadeloupe, Belize and Jamaica over the past six months–from guidebook work to service pieces–I’ve reflected quite a bit on my writing: how far I’ve come, where I’d like to be, where I need to improve.

In addition to applying for and being accepted into Travel Classics (more on that soon) last Fall, I decided to invest in a writing workshop this Fall, to keep improving and keep learning from the best. I’ve been reading a lot more as well.

Below are my answers to what my (travel) writing life looks like at the moment and why I do what I do.

A week from today, three writers I respect–Julie Schwietert Collazo, Rosalind Cummings-Yeates, and Diana O’Gilvie–will share their writing process and answer the same questions, below.

1) What am I writing now?

I am in the editing and revision phase of my second title for Moon Guides, Belize Cayes, due out in November 2014.

While I never imagined my first and second publications would be travel guidebooks, it has been a positive experience in many >> Continue reading »

Postcard of The Week: Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Jamaica

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Above: The view cruising down Round Hill Hotel’s driveway.

Did you know that Round Hill is where Stella got her groove back? Read more about this renowned Jamaican escape in >> Continue reading »