"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…"
"Ah, I'm 100 percent Mac ... I don't think they have put out a $400 notebook, however. Their latest MacBook Pro is pretty slim, but also $1,200. I'll just keep doin' what I do, as it seems to be a good fit. Thanks for all the tips!"
"I still travel globally with my MacBook. No problems at customs/immigration. My stories include both my words and photos, so I need to download my pix .. I don't think you can do that with the notebooks, right? I have a great briefcase (photo here)…"
"I'm actually making money ... more than from the no-longer-existing print publications I used to write for. Examiner is working out to be a fairly good gig. I'm nearly 100 percent online with my work these days -- that's the future, and the $$ thing…"
"Hi Robert: Yes, I'm both the Seattle Travel Examiner and the Vancouver 2010 Olympics Travel Examiner. Have been doing it for the past year. The group of travel writers who are active are great, as is our Channel Manager Grant Davis. And I'm making…"
You might be interested in a 1-day travel writers conference in Tacoma on June 26, 2010. www.travelandwords.com.
You may want to take a few minutes to join several more of our many groups which you might find of particular interest, including Washington State, Spas, Canada, and various groups devoted to European countries, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the other U.S. states.
And if you would, please be so kind to spread the word among your travel-interested friends, family, and colleagues. We wish you a great rest of the summer, and look forward to hearing more from you!