Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver’

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.

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On the Road Again

Nothing much to report on the story front, though I’ve got some (hopefully) good ones in the works, but I do have a travel update: After lasting nearly three months (!) without straying more than 100 kms from Whitehorse, I’m packing up my suitcase again for a two-week spin around Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest. Looking forward to seeing some family and friends, filling my shopping and ethnic-eating quotas for awhile, researching a story – and maybe even catching an Olympic event or two.

Things are rolling along as usual at World Hum. If you haven’t already, I’d urge you to check out this hopeful essay about Haiti’s Hotel Oloffson, published a few days after the quake.

After this weekend’s Saints Superbowl victory, I also came across this fantastic video of a Magazine St. victory party – must-see TV for NOLA fans like myself.

Oh, and for anyone keeping score? I just did some housekeeping on my blogroll. As always, it’s a work in progress – travel writing friends, let me know if I’ve missed you.

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