VISIT TO SAN FRANCISCO
t was September 1992. I was meeting my wife, Janet, in San Francisco to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.We came from different directions; me from Denver, she from Nashville.
As the 747 crawled northward over the bay, I was briefly reminded of the San Francisco of my dreams: Candlestick Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill, cable cars, beatniks, Fisherman's Wharf and Joe DiMaggio, tons of hills, chase scenes from movies, Eric Hoffer's longshoreman loading and unloading heavy barges, the television show The Streets of San Francisco, the Birdman of Alcatrez, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Kenneth Rexroth, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and the 1989 earthquake--doomed World Series. For more of my visit to San Francisco click here!
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Enjoy a collection of travel tales, selected by editor Dan K. Phillips. In addition to featured texts, find links to other travel sites, including ongoing travelogues, reservation services, zines, magazines and guides."
Thanks Kristy O'Rell! I Love SNAP also. Its a great search engine.
VACATION HAWAII and OTHER TIDBITS
"I found your Web site very useful - a great travel resource.
I have another Web site that might be of interest to your site visitors.
It's Vacation Hawaii, Mauna Loa Village."
"You are invited to provide a link to our non-commercial website,
The Travelzine which contains the travelogues of our recent trips to
Greece, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia and Switzerland along with trip-planning
tips, info on thermal spas and, coming soon, honeymoon ideas. (That sounds interesting!-ed)" (Linda and Don Freedman)
"Hi Dan! I see your site is still one of the best I've come across!
Well, after winning the Travel Weekly's "1998 Travel Agency
Achievement Award for Best Web Site, I've gone on and opened my own company, Voyager Group.
I've developed 2 new commercial travel sites:
Cruise Voyager and
Perhaps you'd consider writing a paragraph or two about your site for our newsletter.
Keep up the great job your doing, " (Gordon LaGrow) E-mail Gordon for the newsletter ! Always glad to help Gordon. Good luck with the new adventure!
"Check out the new search engine, Nautilia Travel, A Comprehensive worldwide travel search engine & directory." (Claudia Wolosin!) (Really neat search engine for travel sites. Try it!-ed)
"I got to your page o'links while searching for places to promote my
new travelling page, and thought you might be interested...
It is the epic telling of me & My friend's six-month tour of Scotland
and the united states, doing most of the stupid stuff inexperienced
travellers are famous for doing and getting plenty of weird situations. Please enable your humor before coming in." Check out The Red & May World Tour! Signed Red!
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?
I am sure you get a lot of e-mail, but I just wanted you to know
that while browsing I happen to trip across your web site today. It is
an inspiration to me. Thank you for taking the time to put it out there
for us. If you are ever going to be in the North West, Washington State,
city of Tacoma please let me know. I would like to invite you to speak
at our local small Kiwanis club (sorry it would have to be volunteer)
for about 30 minuets or so. I think it would be very inspiring to hear
you and our group is always looking for interesting folks to talk to us
and encourage us in our efforts as community service volunteers.
In the mean time please continue your wonderful writings. I will
return a lot since there is not enough time to sit and read all of your
work in one visit. Have a wonderful week, and may your Guardian Angels
watch over you and your family.
(Naida M. Bacon)
(This makes it all worthwhile. Thanks Naida!)
This is a really nice travel book for beginners to the city of Boston. Nicely done. Includes needed maps, historical information, needed phone number, transportation tips, a Boston Calendar of Events, and Temporary Lodging helps for the first time visitor. Good addition to a travelers library.
Evelyn Hannon has done it again. An excellent guide for traveling to Holland. "Netherland Notes by women for women." Well designed. An eye catcher. Worth reading and saving.
This is a terrific list of travelogues. Bookmark it!
BEST NEW SITES OF THE MONTH
The RV Guide is Fulltiming America.
...everything for the tropical traveler! . Via Cindy Alpers
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 new 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!
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
"A great book begins with an idea; a great life, with a determination."
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.