“It boils down to storytelling.” Interview with Nancy Christie on Being a Travel Writer

Moleskine and milk stout. Accra, Ghana.
Moleskine and milk stout. Accra, Ghana.

I’m happy to be featured on Nancy Christie’s “One on One” interview series, “Insights into the writer’s life.” Links to my 4-part interview:

Interview with Nancy Christie on travel writing.

Interview with Nancy Christie on travel writing. Click above for the complete first part.


How did you get into travel writing?
I fell into travel writing several decades ago when the U.S. Peace Corps sent me to a beautiful Central American country with a budding backpacker scene and not a single guidebook in sight. My Peace Corps buddy, Randall Wood, and I (we were also co-editors of the Peace Corps Nicaragua volunteer magazine) decided to co-author the first guidebook to Nicaragua. We published a 450-page first edition for Avalon Travel’s Moon Travel Guides in 2001, and I’ve remained firmly in the travel writing genre ever since.

READ THE REST OF PART 1 OF THIS INTERVIEW ->

Part 2: On the Writing Process

Part 3: On writing Crocodile Love and advice for travel writers

Part 4: On books, marketing, and the perfect writing day

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