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What do you wear to Seven Magic Mountains?

Seven Magic Mountains is an art installation located in the Nevada desert, and the weather can be quite hot and dry. Therefore, it is recommended to wear comfortable and breathable clothing, such as shorts, t-shirts, and sandals or sneakers. You may also want to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun. It's also a good idea to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated. While there is no strict dress code, it's important to dress appropriately for the weather and…

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What is global entry?

Global Entry is a program that allows pre-approved travelers to expedite the process of entering the United States.To apply for Global Entry, you must be a citizen or national of the United States, Mexico, or Canada and have a valid passport. You can also be a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., Canada, or Mexico.Once you have applied for Global Entry and been approved, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete your interview appointment at any U.S. Customs and Border…

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What is the most historical place in india?

The most historical place in India is the Taj Mahal. The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan commissioned the building of this beautiful mausoleum for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died while giving birth to their 14th child. The Taj Mahal took 22 years to build and is considered one of the world's most iconic buildings.Other historical places include the Red Fort in Delhi and Qutub Minar in Delhi. These sites were built during the Mughal Empire and are known for their architectural beauty.

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The Ultimate Travel Writing & Photography Retreat, Charleston, South Carolina, June 18-21, 2022

The Ultimate Travel Writing & Photography Retreat, Charleston, South Carolina, June 18-21, 2022If you want to boost your travel writing skills to a new level this workshop is for you. We'll focus on travel writing and photography - how to write exciting travel stories and create photo galleries that editors will love. This interactive course features lectures, writing exercises, in-the-field tours, group readings & discussions, and hands-on experience. You’ll also receive on-on-one feedback and…

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  • In addition to my current freelance gigs and editorship at Beverage Industry News, I am also helping launch Hotmixology Magazine, where budget travel and culinary travel will come together.
  • Have you written travel or other books? Are they sold on Amazon? If so, we'd love to sell them in our "Go-Lo Travel Emporium" shop... check out our other member writers' titles! All you have to do is send us a list of titles to info@go-lo.net. Let's sell some books!
  • Congratulations to David Paul Appell, founder of Go-Lo.net for getting Go.Lo.net mentioned in the New York Post.
  • Good to be part of a family that understands the frustrations of dealing with editors from a distance
    I also hope it will prove of value in providing material for my columns( 52 newspapers) and my syndicated radio programs on 92 stations.
    I am always on the lookout for ideas and opportunities to meet my deadlines which come daily!!
    So, hi to all
    My website www.irishlaughter.ca
    wee davey
  • Tom,

    I have a niece who is with a legal firm so I looked at what they had. With the set up I have now, I have my microcassette recorder hooked into my telephone so I can record telephone conversations/interviews (this is legal in Canada - so long as one party to the conversation is aware if the taping). But it also has a foot pedal, so I can transcribe and play back, and listen to the tape at various speeds.

    As for tapes being contested in court, welcome to the wonderful world of Canadian law. Just before the last federal election a book came out about an MP who died just leading up to the election. His vote on a motion of confidence - which brought down the government - was so important that the ruling Tory party, knowing he was terminally ill (the man got off his death bed to vote) offered to have his wife run in his place and provide a million dollar insurance policy. Such offers can be counter to law, so an RCMP investigation was launched and political parties started suing each other, the book's author and publisher. The author happily had the Prime Minister on tape, which brought in experts from across Canada and the US to say whether the tape was doctored or edited or parts missing ... I'm not sure the status of the case right now. Canadian law is much different that American law, so this can hang under the radar for ages and be brought back when convenient for one side or the other.

    I know people will try to play games, but if they know you have a tape, then they tend to shrink back. BTW, having an interview tape also saved my ass when a hot-shot new editor decided to spice up my copy. I had written a delicately crafted piece on a very controversial topic. The editor zipped the copy up, sent it back to me, I wrote him back with all the changes I said needed to be made to avoid lawsuits. He ignored me. Then the shit hit the fan. Fortunately, I had my emails to him, and my taped interview to protect me. The result? I still write for the magazine. The editor has been let go from two more magazines since this one.
  • I concur with José's comment. That's why I joined the go-lo community. Not only have the jobs gone away but, those who are still there, have tremendously curtailed expenses which makes it hard to travel or even research for our columns. Let's bring more friends to the go-lo net.
  • Journos Losing Jobs at Three Times Rate of Average Workers (E&P)
    Since the financial meltdown began a year ago, journalism jobs have gone away at almost three times the rate jobs have disappeared in the general economy, according to a report by Unity: Journalists of Color.

    This is one of the many reasons behind Go-Lo: to provide another outlet for us travel journalists, and to provide a place to congregate, discuss issues that affect us all, and when possible, help each other out. It's tough out there right now, but we're going to make it through!
  • Sue,

    I started a blog but never have time to contribute to it. As bad as things are I am still selling to magazines (more of my old fartiness). I picked up four assignments in the last week.

    I know what you mean about how things dim, which is why I do take so many images - like a video diary. But I also record sounds. And my note taking helps me retain what I what. Then I wait for serendipity - that right hook for the lede or the end or the theme. I like a little time to gain perspective and think of the larger context.

    Right, I've been out all day and am dead on my feet.
  • That's funny, Allan, your self-description as a "stuffy old fart." I say, whatever works -- it's highly individual, that's for sure. I'm on the road so much and I write for six sites/blogs, so it's sort of what I do. I'll be taking a cross-Canadian trip in a few months and posting along the way. I like the freshness of it and connecting with the readers. I've never used a recorder in 20+ years of journalism, and I do write features/pieces other than travel. Taking digital photos is my second way of taking notes. I keep all of them, and never delete from the camera, as you never know if you need to describe the color of a room, etc. I love my home office but my MacBook is my travel buddy, along with my camera. I only use it in the evenings, when I transcribe my notes/thoughts. Funny how a day or two later, it becomes sort of blurry. Fun sharing ideas!
  • I have toyed with going for digital recorders, but what I have looked at - with a transcriber - are around $1,000. Ever since libel chill of the early 1990s I have taped every interview and saved the tapes in case I someday need them in court. So I have three microcassette recorders.

    As for photos, I simply carry a second card for the camera. And believe me, since I went digital I am totally indiscriminate when it comes to shooting images. I spent 14 days in South Africa and shot six rolls of 36-image slides. In a couple of hours at the Vatican (first trip with the digital) I shot about 500 frames. If anyone ever needs to reconstruct the place, call me. I have the pictures.

    I find I'm becoming very fussy about writing. I have my office for doing it with my reference books and maps and antique oak writing table. That's where I write. I can't conceive of writing on the road. As I say, I'm becoming a stuffy old fart who thrives on a consistency in surroundings for my actual work.
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