Assignment and Publishing Schedule Rural Oregon Travel Guide



Assignment & Publishing Schedule

Rural Oregon Travel Guide, Sarah Greenbaum

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Author Bio | 
Excursions | 
Features & Other Articles | 
How to Get Around | 
How to Get There | 
Internet Cafes & Coffee Shops | 
Links | 
Local Attractions | 
Local Services | 
Monthly Updates | 
Places to Drink | 
Places to Eat | 
Places to Stay | 
Things to Do

Sarah, most of these won’t apply to you, since you aren’t doing a normal travel guide. I’m leaving them in here just as references; you might read over these as jump-off points or inspiration for things you can focus an activity on. All your assignments will be listed under features. – Ant
Deadline
Publish Date
Assignment Description
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3/21/02
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3/26/02

Features & Other Articles. Get crazier, have even more fun. Features can be included with the monthly update (eg, some writers list the month’s events first, and then conclude the update with a feature article). These stories focus on other aspects of life where you are, interesting people that you meet, or experiences you have had. Scheduled Features include:

  • Feature A: Intro to Rural Oregon Travel Guide
  • Feature B: Baker City, Sumpter, Halfway
  • Feature C: Alpha
  • Feature D: Columbia River Gorge & Hood River
  • Feature E: Wolf Creek, Sunny Valley, Jacksonville – Josephine County; maybe Klamath Falls too
  • Feature F: McKenzie Highway
  • Feature G: Highway 99E: Aurora & Oregon City
  • Feature H: Mt. Hood Hwy, U.S. 26
  • Feature I: Cottage Grove, Curtin, Drain and
    Elkton

  • Feature J: Tillamook
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  • A
    1/24/02
    A
    1/24/02
    B
    1/24/02
    B
    1/24/02
    C
    1/31/02
    C
    1/31/02
    D
    2/7/02
    D
    2/13/02
    E
    2/14/02
    E
    2/18/02
    F
    2/21/02
    F
    2/26/02
    G
    2/28/02
    G
    3/1/02
    H
    3/7/02
    H
    3/11/02
    I
    3/14/02
    I
    3/15/02
     
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    Author Bio. A page about you, your background, interests, etc., with photo. Helps BootsnAll readers put a face on the writer, and how you are involved with BootsnAll. Back to top
     
       
    Places to Stay. Initially focus on the budget end of the scale ie: hostels, guesthouses and campgrounds. Eventually aim for separate sections containing reviews/listings of hotels (all ranges), B&B’s, etc. Back to top
     
       
    Places to Eat. Don’t need to go out and rate every single eatery. Go through the ones you know, or that you know provide good value. Give your honest opinion. As you try a new one, add it in-good or bad. People need to know where to go, and where to avoid! Back to top
     
       
    Places to Drink. Don’t need to go out and rate every single bar and pub. Go through the ones you know, or that you know provide good value. Give your honest opinion. As you try a new one, add it in-good or bad. People need to know where to go, and where to avoid! Back to top

     
       
    Excursions (trips, hikes, etc.). Day trips, overnight stays to areas outside the city limits or nearby. Can also list good tours, hiking groups, profiles of nearby destinations, etc. Back to top
     
       
    Internet Cafes & Coffee Shops. Could be broken into two sections if there is enough of each. Where are the cheapest places to check email; what are the coolest, hippest places to be seen drinking coffee? Back to top
     
       
    Links (to regional and related websites). As you go along, add sites that are good sources of info on the area. They can be Geocities-type sites, or the official site of the local football team. Include whatever you come across that gives you a version of the city that’s not just the official tourism spiel. Back to top
     
       
    Local Attractions (museums, local ruins etc.). What is your city/area famous for, where you can find museums, galleries, local ruins, famous buildings, etc. If applicable, list days when you can get in free or when the tourist hoards will be elsewhere. Back to top
     
       
    How to Get There. Basic info on airports, rail and bus connections. Major centres close by if any, etc. Stepping off the plane/train/bus in a new place can be intimidating unless you know what your next step is and how much it should cost you. Back to top
     
       
    How to Get Around. All local transport options, including buses, taxis, trains, bicycles, walking, all-day travel passes, discounts for students, etc., plus useful advice on using each, such as day passes for bus or rail, or how to keep from getting gouged by taxi drivers, etc. Back to top
     
       
    Local Services (banks, medical, embassies). Locations of embassies, money exchanges, banks, hospitals, travel clinics, tourist information, job centres. This might not be exciting, but very handy when you actually need it. Back to top
     
       
    Things to Do. Stuff that you should do while you’re in town. Walking tours, cool beaches, sunset spots, local dive bars at happy hour, people-watching spots, etc. Back to top
     
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    Monthly Updates (general area commentary and current events). What’s going on in your city or region? Get crazy, have fun with this part. Upcoming events (festivals, concerts, sporting events), stuff in the news or the pub crawl you did on the weekend. Scheduled Updates include months of:

  • Month A:
  • Month B:
  • Month C:
  • Month D:
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    B
     
    C
     
    C
     
    D
     
    D
     
     

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