Travel Writers Need Time to Reflect, too.

Hello there!

As you probably have guessed by my unexpected hiatus, I’m currently on-assignment exploring the world while I still have time.

Last September we talked about the options a travel writer has for staying fresh and current on the web: either wait until after a trip to write to gain perspective, blog from the road, or find a balance between the two. And as I’m sure you can see, I’ve been leaning towards the first option thus far on this current (and quite extensive) tour through various cities. This hasn’t always been by choice, but equipment occasionally fails at inopportune times.

Believe me when I say your positive thoughts and intentions toward my travels are greatly appreciated and truly do help!

Touching Down to Write

During this current hiatus, I’ve gained some new clarity toward those three options mentioned above.

When I wrote about the options a travel writer has, I was not in a travel mode of thinking, and I didn’t realize I was actually looking at the scenario from the outside looking in. When I wrote that article, my life was physically, mentally, and spiritually “on the ground” in the metaphoric sense, but now that I’ve “taken off” into a mode of long-term travel, I realize more and more the importance of finding a place to “touch down”, a place to allow my mind to become quieter and ease into more of a reflective, writing mode. I don’t expect this is true for everyone. But as for myself, I find that I’m able to reach greater depth of reflection and objectivity when writing about a place when I’m able to transition, if only for a while, into my writing mode.

When I look at the time that has passed, I see that this hiatus is giving me a new perspective on this weblog, and I sense a turning point is approaching. And I suspect this hiatus will be a catalyst for more than just new photographs. Beyond that, we shall see.

Many Stories are Ahead

In the meantime, I’m looking forward to sharing my explorations of cities such as Denver, Portland, and San Francisco with all of you. Many photos and many stories lie ahead.

All is well. I leave you now in love and light of the Infinite Creator.

10 bits on Travel Writers Need Time to Reflect, too.

  1. Great to hear from you. I’m looking forward to hearing and seeing more when you return.

  2. @Anil– I also wanna to know more. Lets wait and watch when he returns.

  3. Writing when you get back is one possibility. Lately I’ve been exploring another … and that is what I call travelling in terms of perspective alone. There are a ton of excellent adventures near our homes but we often neglect the nearby adventures we could have every day for the rare promise of an adventure far away. I want to learn to see my own locale from the tourist’s perspective … so that I see how interesting everything is. This is what I call travelling in terms of perspective.

  4. ive been trying to travel and write – but it is hard for me to write when I am not home

  5. I’m just back from a great holiday and have written my 1st travel article. Are there any forums for travel writers in India where I can post my article and have it reviewed? I would also like to take a travel writing course if possible.

  6. i agree to that..
    a peaceful time for the travel writers are highly recommended.
    considering an ambiance also that is pleasing to the eye and nice to stay at…

  7. I think it is better to return home, reflect and think about your trip, and write only after calming down.
    I personally tried to write uner emotions once, but very soon I understood it was no good.
    I wish you success!

  8. would it be possible to translate your website into spanish because i have difficulties of speaking to english, and as there are not many pictures on your website i would like to read more of what you are writting

  9. Another great blog post. I shared this on my Facebook – you should think about adding a “like” button to your website.