the past decade, I have traveled extensively throughout North
America. My various travels have led me to forty-eight
states, five Canadian provinces,
and numerous foreign countries. In preparation
for these journeys, I have read books, studied
weather maps, watched the weather channel, bought numerous editions
of Rand McNally's Road Atlas, checked out library books specializing
in the local history of various areas, read and reread the Mobile
Travel Guide, and upon arriving, I have been a scavenger of
local newspapers and other scraps of information I could find available."
(From Dan's Book, Four Corners - A Literary Excursion Across
America. Click here for the beginning)
Dear Dan - Congratulations on your terrific web service.
We noticed that your site includes links to other travel related web
services, and we would really appreciate you including a link to www.localsintheknow.com
We are on the verge of launching our exciting new service designed
to give travellers the opportunity to add to their travel experience
by contacting locals living in cities they
may be travelling to, and gaining tips, insights and advice before
leaving home. (David Prast)
Dear Mr. Phillips, The Rig Foundation is dedicated
to educating people about the need to preserve
undeveloped land as open space for public use. As part
of our education we conduct"ongoing travelogues". Currently, The First
Journey is underway. You may visit our site at http://www.therig.com
to learn more. Thank you, Aaron Thies.
Dan - I am travelling across the United States In a Van for the summer
and fall of 1999 and I was wondering if their are any conventions
or meetings that might be on my root. I am leaving May 24 from
Toronto, Canada and am gradually heading down to the deep South and
across to the West Coast for fall. Please E-Mail
to Janie Carrabs.
This June a writer and myself are going to begin work on a book about
Route 66. I plan on shooting a good deal more than what will be fit
in the book. So, I'm looking for outlets for the photos I'll have
extra.If you have a direction to point me in I would appreciate the
advice. Thanks, Jim Luning
Did I get any e-mail from you? What is your favorite travel site?
Where have you visited lately that is interesting? Let me
know! I will check it out for our readers and explorers.
Send your e-mail please.
Let the editor know what you want, ok?
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
"There is a point at which everything
becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because
all you have staked will be lost if yhou look back. Life's point
of no return."
Dag Hammarskjold - Markings
NEW SITES OF THE MONTH
Traveling with Ed and Julie
- I really like this site. Ed and Julie give a flare to traveling
in Europe! Congrats Ed and Julie.
Transistions Abroad -
Work, study, and travel are the main themes for this site.
Gone Walkabout - Sean
Connoly's stories of his travels around the world.
Eurotrip - Your backpacking
Dan Phillips article for AmericaEconomia magazine in Chile. This
article gives the history of travel on the World Wide Web.
Worth studying! And it has really taken off with 20-30 hits a day.
If you wish to keep up with all of the ongoing travelogues
this is the place. Lenghty - but good place to visit!
This is a terrific list of travelogues. Bookmark it!
This is a web page by Dan K. Phillips dedicated to Mark Twain,
perhaps the greatest writer EVER in America.
This is the complete SITEMAP of all the travel writing of Dan
K. Phillips. It is quite comprehensive. Worth bookmarking!
Interview with Paul
Travel At the
Speed of Light
ANOTHER TRAVEL WRITER
WHO WILL NOT
BORE YOU !!!!!
"About ten years ago I took a job as a seasonal park ranger in a
place called Arches National Monument near the little town of Moab
in southeast Utah. Why I went there no longer matters; what I found
there is the subject of this book. My job began on the first of
April and ended on the last day of September. I liked the work and
the canyon country and returned the following year for a second
season. I would have returned the third year too and each year thereafter
but unfortunately for the Arches, a primitive place when I first
went there, was developed and improved so well that I had to leave."
Edward Abbey - The introduction to Desert Solitaire.
Edward Abbey is the author of Desert
Solitaire, one of the great travel books of all time.