"I do do two wheels, just not motorized. I've cycled in Paris, throught the English countryside (okay, there was an ambulance ride to the ER in Bath), biked in Beijing and in Whistler, Quebec and twice the length of PEI. When I'm peddling accidents…"
"I stayed in the castlized mansion at the entrance. They were just opening it to guests. I stayed there by myself. Didn't get much sleep. A creepy old building like that had lots of sounds. I finally gave up trusting the lock and put an chair against…"
"Kaleel I don't know any editors who want to get involved in geo-political issues. Hell, when I switched from business writing to travel editors told me they didn't want critical pieces. They were afraid of being sued. So gawd forbid I not like a…"
"My answer is always the same: if you're silly enough to give it away, why wouldn't they ask?
The other question I pose to writers and other creatives starting out - or in a mid-career crises - is if people don't believe your work, your copyrights…"
"Regarding the comment about why hotels show vacant spaces and not people, I can think of three reasons for this. A friend owned an ad agency and they had great campaign that flopped. Why? The people they used in the images, while not models, were…"
"Kaleel - when I say space is at a premium I am arguing for my case. I mean that the easy-to-sell crap shallow pieces writers got so comfortable selling no longer have a home outside their own vanity sites. The writers I meet who have trouble making…"
"How do you know anyone has influence? Most destination reps I've spoken with struggle with that. Does having a large number of followers equate to "influence" or just a large number of followers? In the old days we discussed this in terms of mass…"
"Kaleel - I have heard editors say they were buying when they weren't. These editors had a different story and all are securely employed. This is the fourth time I attended this conference and vibe was much much different.
"There is a big implosion due on the blogging front. I won't go into details in public, but it's a conversation centred around lack of ethics that started at a conference I attended last year. I am just back from another conference where this lack of…"