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Travel Journalism

Extra! Extra! Famous Travel Writers Spill Trade Secrets (And Dish Some Dirt)

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Here are capsule reviews of three fast-selling paperbacks by famous travel and guidebook writers: good, quick reads that pull the curtain back on a few of the travel industry's dirty little secrets and outright lies.

VIDEO: Can A Tour Of Prisons Be Called A 'Travel Film?'

Paul Brady | Posted 02.22.2012 | Travel
Paul Brady

Writer and academic Pete Brook takes an odd trip around the United States: He travels what he calls a "hidden" network of American prisons. But can we call his work "travel writing?"

Fluff, Loathing, and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in Travel Journalism

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Paul Appell

And as with many other industries, take it from this veteran: sometimes if you delve too deeply into how the sausage is actually made, you run the risk of losing your appetite.