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:
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.