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Writings

Click on the links below to read some of my published writing:

Print Features

A Tuba Player in the Modern World
A profile of San Francisco Chronicle Travel Editor Spud Hilton
One+ | September 2012

Culture at the Wrong End of a Cricket Ball
My humbling tale of cricket in India.
San Francisco Chronicle | March 19, 2010

One Person, One Country, One Story
Profile of Helen Zille, Mayor of Cape Town, South Africa
One+ | June 2009

Series

SkyMall Monday
Weekly feature on Gadling profiling the lighter side of the SkyMall catalog.

In the Corner of the World (Series on New Zealand)
Gadling | November 2009

Australia’s Wild West (Series on Western Australia)
Gadling | October 2009

Outback Australia: Exploring the Northern Territory
Gadling | October 2009

Work and Play in Queensland, Australia
Gadling | June 2009

One Week in Chicago: Animals, Attractions & Food
Gadling | May 2009

Online

Should You Eat At American Chain Restaurants When You Travel?
Gadling | January 26, 2011

An Open Love Letter to ─░skender Kebab
Gadling | July 1, 2010

Why Tourists Are a Good Thing
Gadling | June 4, 2010

Remembering the Magic of Domestic Travel
Gadling | May 13, 2010

Social Networking and Travel: Do’s & Don’ts
Gadling | April 21, 2010

5 Places Conan O’Briend Should Go on Vacation
BudgetTravel.com | January 25, 2010

Evolution of the Travel Complaint
Gadling | December 30, 2009

Blunt Warnings in Australia
National Geographic Travel’s Intelligent Travel | November 24, 2009

How to Survive a Holiday Visit to New York City
World Hum | November 23, 2009

Top Ten Reasons that Road Trips Rock
Gadling | November 5, 2009

Confessions of a Travel Writer Reviewed & Rebutted
Gadling | August 11, 2009

What Makes a Good Travel Companion?
Gadling | July 2, 2009

How to Visit Los Angeles without a Car
Gadling | July 1, 2009

Struggles of the Modern Maori
Gadling | April 28, 2009

In the Corner of the World – Bay of Plenty
Gadling | April 24, 2009

In the Corner of the World – Bay of Islands
Gadling | April 21, 2009

Nimbin: Australia’s Answer to Woodstock
Gadling | March 23, 2009

Inside the Dirtiest Hotel in the United States
Gadling | February 10, 2009

Interviews

Talking Travel: Andrew Zimmern Discusses Bizarre Foods
Gadling | April 8, 2010

Talking Travel: David Farley, Author of an Irreverent Curiosity
Gadling | July 13, 2009

SkyMall Monday: An Interview with SkyMall CEO Christine Aguilera
Gadling | May 18, 2009

A Self-Indulgent Interview with Helen Zille, Mayor of Cape Town, South Africa
Gadling | January 9, 2009

A Self-Indulgent Interview with Mike Lee of Studiofeast
Gadling | November 19, 2008