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Full-Time Travelers Have A Journey Beyond Photographs

Jema Anderson | Posted 02.12.2017 | Travel
Jema Anderson

Do you ever look outside of yourself and think, I wish I could do that? As I dive deeper into the world of travel writing, I find that once again I am only seeing the outer edges of a bubble that holds the real stuff inside. It's just like everything else, the ideal snapshot only tells one side of the story.

36 Hours in Austin: A Classic Take

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 02.09.2017 | Travel
Deborah Stachelski

If you have never visited the Capital of Texas and are stopping in for a day on the way to somewhere else (shame on you), you obviously want to see the best of Austin, and quick.

Five Ways to Travel for Free in 2016

William D. Chalmers | Posted 01.22.2017 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Travel can be cheap, but it is never free. Couch-surfing is cheap -- but not free. Joining the Peace Corps will allow you to travel, but you have to give up years of your life. House-sitting at Aunt Jennifer's in Boca is cheap, but not free -- think of all those cats.

So, You're Really a Travel Writer?

Rick Steves | Posted 09.15.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I'm done traveling for the year, but other members of my staff are still in the field. While I regroup from 100 days in Europe, I invited my frequent ...

Successful Philly Lawyer Quits Job To Pursue Passion For Travel Writing

Nadine Cheung | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

How to Measure the Value of Media Coverage

Mark Chesnut | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Mark Chesnut

The world of travel writers, journalists and travel bloggers is ever-changing. So how do public relations and media relations experts in the travel industry deal with them?

How to Deal with Travel Writers, Part 3: How to Plan the Perfect Press Trip

Mark Chesnut | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
Mark Chesnut

Let's take a look at what travel writers need to make press trips productive, and what public relations people can do to make the most of press trips for their organizations.

Peek Inside the Lives of Travel Writers With the New Novel, The Junketeers

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.30.2014 | Home
Jeryl Brunner

Marin is not alone on these dreamy trips. She travels with fellow journalists who are also on assignment. And the crew is motley one -- a mishmash of snobs, complainers, wackos, and know-it-alls.

How to Become a Travel Writer

Fodor's | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel

The life of a travel writer may look glamorous, but there's a lot more to the job than lounging in exotic locales. Organized press trips and customize...

12 Healthy Habits The World Can Learn From Hawaii Locals

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

Locals know that they are blessed with some of the most unspoiled natural wonders of the world. This means gratitude is the backbone of the Hawaiian heart.

Kindness One: Finding the Spirit of Mother Teresa in India

Leon Logothetis | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Here was a woman who epitomized what I was trying to infuse into my journey: love and kindness. She was someone who walked the walk.

Kindness ONE: In Bhutan, Happiness Isn't a Concept, It's a Way of Life

Leon Logothetis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

What I found so fascinating about Bhutan was that they have created 'Gross National Happiness' which means they determine the success of the country based on the happiness in their souls as opposed to the amounts of money in their pockets.

Kindness ONE: In India, an Experience That Surpasses the Taj Mahal

Leon Logothetis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

A few hours riding from the Taj Mahal is the city of Lucknow. It was here that I bumped into a man on his way to a rural village. I didn't have anywhere to stay and he offered me free gas when I got to his village. I was about to be in for quite a shock.

Kindness One: A passage to India From Turkey, Thanks to Good Hearts

Leon Logothetis | Posted 12.19.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

I had to find a way to get from Turkey to India without traveling overland. This left me with two options: by sea or by air. Unfortunately I couldn't find a workable sea option, but I had met a guy in Istanbul who seemed connected and also had put me up for the night...

Kindness ONE: The Generosity of Strangers Around the World

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

What this trip is showing me is that we are all one. That the TV news and the negativity that we are bombarded by, everyday, although real, is not the fabric that so many people live their lives by.

Kindness ONE: Kindness Beats Murphy's Law in Montenegro

Leon Logothetis | Posted 12.11.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Murphy's law states that when everything can go wrong it will. What Murphy didn't bargain for, however, was a Montenegrin farmer coming to save the day! Let me explain.

KINDNESS ONE: Finding a Lifeline in Sarajevo

Leon Logothetis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

As I continue to travel across the world relying on the kindness of strangers I have had the good fortune of spending time in some truly inspiring cities. My latest stop saw me arrive in the capital of Bosnia Herzegovina from Zagreb, Croatia.

Kindness One: A Chance Meeting Reaffirms a Traveler's Faith

Leon Logothetis | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

A man who walks the walk and talks the talk is rare. A man who lives his dream is a man who touches lives. Money is not what buys you freedom; it is by living fully that we are connected to the inherent freedom we all possess within.

Kindness ONE: A Sidecar Named Desire (or How Learned to Make It Through the Rain)

Leon Logothetis | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

"Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you." -- Denis Waitely When I began this adventure I ...

Kindness ONE: In France, music drives kindness and inspires the soul

Leon Logothetis | Posted 09.12.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

As I was walking through the cobbled streets of Aix en Provence in France I was captivated by a soft and powerful melody wafting through the streets. Captivating. Vibrant. Inspired.

Kindness ONE: Crossing the Atlantic on an Ocean of Kindness

Leon Logothetis | Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Finding that elusive shipping company willing to take Kindness ONE® and I across the Atlantic Ocean (for free) was no easy task.

Kindness One: A Man Who Has Little but Shares All Is Beyond Rich

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

It is indeed a rare day that I am lost for words. Today was one of those days, a day that literally took my breath away. I was on the receiving end of an act of kindness that touched the deepest place in my heart. A simple, yet profound act.

"What We Need Is an Army of the Kind" - Cleveland Amory

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Along this journey I have been helped every single step of the way. People have been filling the bike up with Gas, feeding me and opening up their homes from Las Vegas to Colorado.

"To Travel Is to Take a Journey Into Yourself" -- Danny Kaye

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

As I write this I have completed my first day on a bike trip across the world relying entirely on the kindness of strangers. I have no money, no place to stay and no food. I also have no way to cross two oceans. All I have is my trusty bike and a firm belief in the generosity of the human spirit.

34 Days Later at the Finish Line: Adventures in Mongol Rally Land, Episode 6

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

After driving more than 10,000 miles from London to Mongolia, car trouble continues to plague me and my fellow Mongol Ralliers. Some teams are knocked...