Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and still have time to enjoy your trip!)by Dave Fox
Most travel diaries fizzle. By day six of a big trip, people are struggling to recall what happened on days three, four, and five. They return home with mostly empty journals, or bland writing that fails to capture the full spirit of their journey. Award-winning travel humorist Dave Fox comes to the rescue with Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and still have time to enjoy your trip!) - an informative and irreverently funny tool for learning to:
• Bring destinations to life with bold details.
• Splash those details quickly onto your pages so journaling doesn't gobble up your precious vacation time.
• Elude your Inner Censor and write with confidence.
• Weave together your outer and inner journeys, using unfamiliar places as a backdrop for self-discovery.
Dave shares his favorite journaling techniques, shows how to find time to write in the middle of an exciting trip, and infuses it all with a generous dose of his off-the-wall humor. Whether your journeys are weekend road trips or excursions around the world, this book will help transform you into a travel journaling superhero!
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Meet the Author
Dave Fox started traveling the world at age seven, and he's been writing about his experiences ever since. Based in Seattle, Washington, he has lived in England, Norway, and Turkey, and visited more than 40 countries. His first book, Getting Lost: Mishaps of an Accidental Nomad, won the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop Book Proposal Contest in 2004. The second edition was published by Inkwater Press in 2008. Also in 2008, Inkwater Press published Fox's second book, Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and still have time to enjoy your trip!).
Dave works as a freelance writer, speaker, and international tour guide. His travel journaling classes have been recommended in the Wall Street Journal. He offers entertaining and informative presentations on a variety of topics for businesses and other organizations. A former news anchor for Wisconsin Public Radio and a veteran Rick Steves tour guide, Fox has contributed to travel books by Rick Steves and Lonely Planet. His work has also appeared in travel magazines such as Transition Abroad, Trips, and Big World, and newspapers including the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Oregonian, Dallas Morning News, and Wisconsin State Journal. He has appeared on the History Channel travel program, Weird U.S., and has been an opening speaker for Princess Martha Louise of Norway. In the spring of 2009, Fox will teach a series of travel writing classes onboard a three-continent, trans-Atlantic cruise.
For more information, please visit his humor website, davethefox.com, or his travel journaling website, traveljournaling.com.
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I love to travel, but my circumstances keep me from venturing far. I have been a writer for almost 10 years. This book opened my eyes to so many new techniques, even after all these years. It is so much more than a travel writing book. Any writer can benefit from what Mr. Fox has to teach in this book. I love his brilliant wit and down-to-earth advice. The writing style is accessible and never condescending; his voice is usually very humorous and often quite touching. He has empowered me to be more present in my journeys (even if only to the local park), and relish details. I am now a much more efficient people watcher (much to the chagrin of my kids). I have learned a few things about myself, when reviewing my journals - like the types of details and people I gravitate toward. In turn, it has enriched my creative writing by raising awareness to those details. I can't say enough good stuff about this book. It fundamentally changed the way I interact with our surroundings when we adventure and for that I am so grateful.