BONUS:I was also interviewed on my friend Denise's Bossy Podcast! I'm too scared to listen to it so please reassure me that I don't sound like a fool. Where I've been/Where I'm going
At times I never thought it would actually happen, but Dustin and I made it to our new home Belgium! I'm also leaving for Portugal this weekend and also going to Italy during the next few weeks. Catch me in person: I'll be back in the U.S. to speak on a panel entitled "Close to Home: The Beginner's Practical Guide to Travel Writing" at BinderCon in New York City. It's happening Saturday, October 29. Get tickets here. Instagram: What I'm reading:
Tote bags aren't actually so great for the environment, either. Britney Spears is stuck in another era AND just stop it, Justin Timberlake.
We're not ready for a Paul Qui redemption story yet.
From "pickup artist" to pariah.
Why hotels give you shoe horns but not toothpaste.
How to fabricate a National Food Day.
Vice's horrible treatment of freelancers.
The slow death of Seattle's teriyaki scene.
Bon Appetit's pho-gate really made me crave some pho. Links for writers:
Making it work as a freelance writer.
How travel writers make money.
Use Twitter to be a better reporter. What I'm listening to:
I'm loving the Kill Fee podcast by freelance journalist Jason Fagone. He talks with reporters, editors, fact-checkers, news curators, and producers about how to navigate this crazy and often opaque industry.
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