An interview is from Moon Guidebook author William Friar. Author of their Panama guidebook (and three other books about Panama), he shares his insights on growing up in this rapidly developing country and what he thinks is in store in the future.
Writer Chuck Thompson highlighted his troubles with the travel industry in his recent book, Smile When You’re Lying. I read the book while traveling Europe and loved its sharp commentary and funny anecdotes. Some people felt the same. Others did not. Intrigued by his opinions, I recently spoke with him about them in more detail: […]
A few months ago, a book came out came out that swept the travel writing world. Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? caused a lot of controversy with its depiction of guidebook writing. Lonely Planet had to issue special statements to reassure users that its books were accurate. Now, with the issue having died down, […]
A few weeks ago, I reviewed the movie A Map for Saturday. As you know, I loved the movie. I got in contact with the director/star, Brook Silva-Braga, and fresh from his trip in Africa, he was kind of enough to give me an interview. NM: You took your trip in 2005. What made you […]
Today we talk to Leif Pettersen, travel writer and guidebook author, about traveling, writing, and life as a nomad: Nomadic Matt: For starters, what gave you the travel bug? Leif Pettersen: I eased into it. It started with a few trips to visit friends in Mexico in my teens and being shipped off to Norway […]