Odds and Ends Travel Articles

 
Losing My Virginity
Losing My Virginity Can you remember losing your virginity? Was it on a school trip, scout camp, or that holiday in North Wales with your parents when you were eleven? I’m talking travel now, not sex, but there are more similarities than you might think. Travel brings with it great excitement, but does it also […]
Going Nowhere – United States
Kip Patrick imagines he is somewhere else, anywher
The Art of Bartering – Egypt
The Art of Bartering Egypt Some of my latest bargaining adventures have included trading the shirt off my back in exchange for a new one, with a pair of sunglasses thrown in, while in Thailand; trading my friend, Holly, for a fleet of Egyptian camels; and purchasing seven exquisite Moroccan carpets. Regardless of the country, […]
Ode To A Backpack – Boston, Massachuetts
Stop your searching, happiness is in the chair nex
Ships Ahoy! Bound for Never-Never Land
Ships Ahoy! Bound for Never-Never Land The funniest thing about going on a cruise is the inevitable question people ask when you get back: “How was it?” I wonder: Are they serious? After I returned from a week on the high seas, my stock answer soon became: “It was just like the commercials.” People wanted […]
BootsnAll Exotic Dancers
BootsnAll Exotic Dancers BootsnAll – Exotic Dancers When friends came asking, BootsnAll delivered. When a friend asked us, would you dance at a bachelorette party, we gladly obliged. It was quite funny as we’re not good looking blokes and have very little rhythm when it comes to dancing. Funniest quote of the night was by a waitress at […]
Adventures and Hard Lessons in Publishing
Adventures and Hard Lessons in Publishing Adventures and Hard Lessons in Publishing July 1, 2002 Both Travelers’ Tales and I had some pretty lofty expectations back in September 2000, when they first published “Take Me With You” in the States, in hardback. And when the media became excited by Tony’s and my coast-to-coast taxicab trip, well, we thought we might actually […]
While I’m Young
While I’m Young From May to October 2001, Bob Pedersen fulfilled a lifelong dream: he traveled around the world, without setting foot on an airplane. Before he got back to his Eugene, Oregon home though, he had a few musings about the joy of queuing: I’m almost home. I’m in Philadelphia now, but will begin […]
Travel Writer Brad Newsham Visits BootsnAll HQ
Travel Writer Brad Newsham Visits BootsnAll HQ Brad Newsham Travel Writer Brad Newsham visits BootsnAll HQ Sunday October 15, 2000 – Author Brad Newsham visited us while on his US tour to promote his new book Take Me With You. Brad stopped by for an hour or so in the morning and we shared a cup of coffee and swapped travel stories. […]
Whisper – China
After 15 months on the road a strange feeling keeps creeping up on K, but what is it, and when will it overwhelm?