Budget Travel, I want to love you. I have subscribed to your magazine for years. I love your mission of inexpensive travel, and I do believe that you fulfill a good purpose. You’re like the scrappy cousin of the hoity-toity fancies at Travel + Leisure, the Nick Carraway to their Great Gatsby. So please take [...]
Entries Tagged as 'travel writing'
August 30th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Fail 'o' the Day, Wary of the advice of others
May 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Wary of the advice of others
May 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blog posts by Lia, Good design, Novelty, Obsessed with the Dutch
If you wanted to lure me into a trap, here’s what you should put in there for bait. Marc by Marc Jacobs purses. Free travel upgrades, both in the air and on the ground. And European magazines, particularly if they involve Dutch design. Which is why Liv’ magazine is currently at the top of my [...]
April 27th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Dutch language school, Novelty, Obsessed with the Dutch
Hooray! My tax refund came yesterday, which means I’ll be booking my time at Dutch Princess School soon! It’s probably worth explaining why on earth I’m going to spend thousands of dollars to get to fluency in Dutch. And most importantly–why Dutch? Literally every time I mention that I’m trying to learn Dutch, the person [...]
March 21st, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Good design
Monocle magazine is more than a little precious. Plus, they don’t make all their magazine content available online, even months later, which is just so very Conde Nasty. But they provide steady employment to Alain de Botton, who–while equally precious–is also someone I’m an admitted fan of. In Monocle’s hospitality-themed issue, he has a brilliant [...]
March 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, The point of travel
What’s the opposite of schadenfreude? If it exists as a German word, it’s what a lot of people–writers in particular, and travel writers in particular particular–seem to have about the Julia-Roberts-starring film version of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love. The preview dropped today. What’s your take: Pro? Con? Couldn’t care less?
March 9th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Fail 'o' the Day, The point of travel, Wary of the advice of others
It’s unclear to me exactly how the first “issue” of an online “magazine”–a.k.a., a blog–gets covered by the New York Times. But based on today’s review of Nowhere, the qualifications seem to be: An Andy-Spade-like preoccupation with pencil-scribbled notebooks Courier font An aversion to using paragraph breaks, or in other ways admitting you’re publishing on [...]