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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?"

Pardon My French: Our Heroine Returns "Home"

Katie Beck | Posted 02.13.2012 | Travel
Katie Beck

As I made my way back up onto the main road, I saw huge Christmas trees strung with lights set up in the big square and a Christmas market full of people buying candied apples and hot cider.

Pardon My French: Our Heroine Gets Comfortable In The West Bank

Katie Beck | Posted 01.11.2012 | Travel
Katie Beck

I am in the West Bank, a place fraught with political tension and controversy, oceans away from my friends and family and I feel more at home than I have in a long time.

Trying Not to Be a Travel Cliché

Margaret Weinberg | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Margaret Weinberg

My advice to my fellow seniors who are told to stay away from writing about abroad programs is to avoid becoming a cliché. Find something seemingly unexciting and use it to convey your larger point.

WATCH: Travel Writer Compares Southerners To Chinese

The Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 11.28.2011 | Travel

Chuck Thompson, travel writer and author of "To Hellholes and Back" and "Smile When You're Lying," sat down with HuffPost Travel to talk about his jou...

Thoughts Unstrung

CCH Pounder | Posted 10.25.2011 | Black Voices
CCH Pounder

They say the president is on the runway or about to land. There is no movement, no planes taking off. None seem to be coming in. We are all packed in, all seats taken, but not nearly as squished as the first flight, which was all but miserable.

Dear Travel Section: Help Me!!

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.04.2011 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Those of us who write for newspapers and still enjoy reading 'em tend to think of our travel articles as vital and indispensable to all who encounter ...

PHOTOS: 9 Hotels To Live Out The California Dream

Trazzler.com | Posted 06.01.2011 | Travel
Trazzler.com

The best hotels are all about creating a beautiful alternate reality that bears virtually no resemblance to anyone's "real life." These nine spots hit...

Love At First Site: What Place Won Your Heart?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Has the world ever taken your breath away? What place won your heart? What special part of our planet do you cherish most?

Is Travel Writing Journalism?

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 11.13.2012 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

Where's the hook that keeps the reader guessing, the suspense, the logical wind-up? No one wants to hear about how you ordered chicken or paid the taxi driver.

PHOTOS: Getting Romantic in 9 Southern California Gardens

Trazzler | Megan Cytron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text by Megan Cytron, Editor of Trazzler While much of the rest of the country clings desperately to the weather predictions of a furry oracle who ...

Top Travel Blogs to Discover

Michael Hodson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Michael Hodson

These folks give you the excellent writing, photography, travel tips and insight you would find in magazines, but don't charge a dime for it online.

To SEO or Not to SEO? A Blogger's Dilemma

Kim Mance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Kim Mance

Everyone who's been blogging for any amount of time has heard the term SEO. But that's where the similarity ends -- some bloggers obsess about it, liv...

Trash Art: California's Artistic Recycling Revolution

Trazzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Maybe it's the mild weather and thriving back-yard culture--California is a hotspot for artistic recyclers. Creative reuse of scavenged materials is n...

PHOTOS: 11 Awesome Ice Skating Rinks Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

When it comes to travel in winter, you can either fantasize about escaping the cold, or run headlong into it, embracing the season's icy wiles. Of all...

PHOTOS: 9 Places To Spot California Sea Lions And Seals

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

By Megan Cytron With a population of 238,000, there are enough California sea lions to populate a slippery city the size of Scottsdale, Arizona. Cali...

Fresh Powder: Time To Plan A Mountain Road Trip

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Trazzler.com By Megan Cytron Powder is accumulating, lifts are opening one by one, hot chocolate is bubbling with anticipation....

Escape To Big Sur: 53 Trip Ideas For A Northern California Getaway

Trazzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

If you're a suave Jake Gyllenhaal sort (at least in your dreams), you grab your sweetie, book a Big Sur escape at a modern-rustic clifftop hotel, and ...

Exploring the Weird and Wacky in LA: A Sampler

Trazzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Frank Lloyd Wright put it this way: "Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles." We think LA's capacity to harbor a...

PHOTOS: Keep Calm, Carry On: 12 Spots To De-Stress In LA

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Trazzler. By Megan Cytron Charlie Brown called it decades ago: post-modern life has a way of quickly converting good tidings an...

PHOTOS: 13 Buildings That Tell LA's Architectural Story

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

While LA's downtown lacks the kind of in-your-face skyscraping architectural monuments you'll find in towns like Chicago or NYC, a bit of urban spelun...

15 Quirky Shopping Spots in Los Angeles

Trazzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Are you broke, a big-box store refugee, a militant recycler, a connoisseur of mom and pops, or just someone looking to outfit a home with something th...

Let's Boycott Geography Awareness Week

Kim Mance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Kim Mance

Honestly, no one should really care about things like outside geography when we already know the US is the center of the universe.

10 Vintage Spots Chock-Full of Old California Culture

Trazzler.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Trazzler.com

Here are ten only-in-California kinds of places where the Golden State's past is present.

10 Smart Travel Ideas That Do Good

Trazzler.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Trazzler.com

Can travel make us better people? Can it make the world a better place? Is it possible to make a positive contribution to a community just by having t...