an Francisco is a favorite city of mine. Maybe that is the reason I like to watch Nash Bridges on Friday Night. The scenery always reminds me of a place I have been. I also loved the City Lights Bookstore where Lawrence Ferlinghetti remains after 40 years plus of poetry and rhyme. The offical hangout for the beat poets, including Jack Kerouac. Read all about it in my story of San Francisco - The Poet.
The Mountain refers to the new book, Running to the Mountain, by Jon Katz. Jon has become a personal friend through our e-mail responses and our similar interest in Thomas Merton. Katz book was reviewed in February in USA Today and numerous other magazines. It describes a trip he took to a mountain cabin on the edge of New York. His experiences there rival the works of Thoreau and Walden and, in a sense, are reminders of Traveling with Charlie by John Steinbeck.
I did a lengthy review of Running to the Mountain. Check it out!
Dear Dan - My friends and I have an online travel magazine which we would like
you to take a look at. It is www.naturekey.com and it's subject matter
is adventure travel in Turkey. (Jonathan Lamb)
Dan, hi! I had a look at The Web Surfer Travel Journal, especially I
enjoyed Traveling on the World Wide Web, it's really cool!!! Please, Dan, keep up the great work!I would like you will have a look to my site, The DeceptiveSquare. This website widely reports about a fairy, strange, little
square, in northern Italy, entirely painted in trompe-l'oeil
by Gino Pellegrini, set designer at Hollywood in movies such
as 2001:A Space Odissey, Hello, Dolly!, West Side Story and
many others. I hope you will enjoy the website. (Wolfango Horn, Bologna (Italy)
The website www.smallshipcruises.com has reports on small ships
... the most complete and up-to-date information available anywhere on small
ships all over the world. (Bob Linde)
Dan, I just read your page and wanted you to know about my new directory which makes trip planning on the Internet a snap. I'm sending you a press release about it and hope that you will take a look at www.notebookpublications.com.(Judith Albright)
Romancing Manhattan Tours & Black Tie Limousine. Free: Subscribe to our monthly e-zine 'Lets Do New York City!' Get info on restaurants, shopping, hotels, museums
and more. Send mailto:email@example.com and put
'subscribe' in the subject field. Or visit http://www.lets-do-newyorkcity.com.(Jason Schuman)-- This sounds like fun, especially if you are with the right woman!
Hello Dan-I too am a travel writer, impressed with the wealth of interesting content on your Web Surfer Travel Journal site. Each month I update my column Adventure
Escapes- featuring off beat adventure destinations at Suite 101.com.(Lorry Heverly)
I enjoyed going to Vancouver several years ago. A beautiful international city. Now Arsenal Pulp Press has put out a fantastic book called Vancouver: Secrets of the City.. It has been a British Columbia best seller for 10 straight weeks and contains information about the "secret side of Vancouver," including tunnels beneath the city and much more. To buy contact: Arsenal Pulp Press, 103, 1014, Homer St. ,
Vancouver BC, V6B 2W9. Or call 1.888.600.PULP. You may also contact Robert Ballantyne by e-mail. You need this book if you are going to Vancouver!
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:
"By heaven! cried my father, springing out of his chair, as he swore, - I have not one appointment belonging to me, which I set so much store by, as I do by these jack-boots, - they were our great-grandfather's, brother Toby, - they were hereditary."
John Graves - Goodbye To A River
BEST NEW SITES OF THE MONTH
Spirit of the Black Hills Seminar led by Chief Joseph Chasing Horse
Iagora Adriana Abdenur
USA Trip Site.
Miami, Florida by Audrey Parker
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 Theroux
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.