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Bruce Chatwin

Where Will Your Journey Take You Next?

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

Recently, I have been reading Gloria Steinem's new book, My Life on the Road. I've always proudly called myself feminist, but the truth is, I've never...

Where's the Travel Writing for Black Women?

Sarah Enelow | Posted 07.20.2016 | Black Voices
Sarah Enelow

Ever since I got into travel writing, I've been told to read the works of Joseph Conrad, Jack Kerouac, Edward Abbey, Bruce Chatwin, Paul Theroux, William Dalrymple, Bill Bryson, and other white men. While I learned a lot from their stories, I was also repeatedly left with questions about misogyny and racial insensitivity.

In Patagonia Like Bruce Chatwin (Had He Booked A Cruise)

Celeste Moure | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Celeste Moure

Back on the ship, I ate, drank and yes, I even played bingo with some of the most colorful characters I've ever met -- the kind of characters Chatwin might have written about had he ever sailed around Patagonia.

Tips for Travel and Life: Disappear

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 09.28.2015 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

We plan years, marriages, trips, etc. We try to watch it with arbitrary numbers, letters and symbols for our own Western conscience. But life doesn't happen like that. Life happens in moments. Life happens now, passing in seconds, minutes and hours.

Forget The Piano, Try Playing A Gallery!

Posted 01.28.2012 | Arts

What are we if not defined by our environment? This question has captivated generations, from the Indigenous Australians to modern day sound artist...

The Cosmopolitan Nomad

Mark Coleman | Posted 06.12.2011 | Home
Mark Coleman

Bruce Chatwin turned his journeys into bestselling books. The letters collected here -- including many postcards -- were sent via snail mail from Afghanistan, Argentina, Sudan, Nepal, Java, and elsewhere.

Cartography Quiz: Can You Name These Literary Maps? | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home

Maps can be complicated things; they can obscure more than they reveal, depending on who is using it and what is understood. In Songlines, Bruce Chatw...

Walk, Pray, Love: New Travelogue Explores the Redemptive Power of Walking: Interview with Author Mickey Mahaffey

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jeff Biggers

"Walking is a virtue," celebrated author and traveler Bruce Chatwin once wrote, "tourism is a deadly sin." For author Mickey Mahaffey, who will launc...

"Only Disconnect..." With Hemingway's Notebook

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Benedict

I wrote three pages. By hand. With a pen. I woke up early every day for two weeks and wrote this way. It was primitive and thrilling, like cooking over a campfire, like celestial navigation.