Bad news first: My participation in the AOL/Ford road trip project fell apart at the last minute. It’s a complicated story, but essentially there was an issue with work visas, immigration regulations, and my being Canadian. So the show goes on without me.
The good news is, since I had already packed up my things and sublet my apartment anyway, I decided to just drive south on a road trip of indeterminate itinerary and uncertain duration. I’m here in Vancouver now after a five-day trip through northern B.C., just in time for the TBEX travel blogging conference. From here, I plan to tool around the Pacific Northwest, maybe the Rocky Mountains, maybe head south to northern California. It’s all up in the air.
I’ll also be attending the Oxford American Summit for Ambitious Writers in Arkansas in late June, which I’m unbelievably excited about. I’ll be a student in the nonfiction stream; faculty includes Pico Iyer and David Remnick, and a host of other fantastic long-form magazine writers.
More news to come soon. Meantime, here’s a photo from beautiful Muncho Lake, B.C., where I camped my first night out of Whitehorse.