Category Archives: Updates

Travel Tales in the Press

On a recent visit to Portland, Oregon, The Conium Review’s editors James Gapinski and Uma Sankaram sat down to talk with me about Travel Tales and the current transformation it’s undergoing.  To learn more about the magazine and what we’re looking for in submissions, listen to the podcast below.

The podcast is also available in the iTunes Store, where you can download it for free and subscribe to The Conium Review’s podcast series.

For further details on submission requirements, please read our earlier post:  Calling All Travel Writers.  We look forward to reading your submissions!



Have a great travel story of your own that you think others would enjoy reading?

…then maybe you should consider submitting it to Travel Tales!   Travel Tales is currently being transformed from a blog into an e-zine (with a quarterly pdf version as well as an annual collection of the best stories published in print form) that features travel stories from people all over the world.  We are always looking for talented storytellers, regardless of their publishing experience. In addition, we are looking for guest bloggers, photographers and a guest editors.

Submissions should be no more than 2,000 words in length and fit into one or more of the following categories: expat living, first trip abroad, outdoor adventure, luxury travel, romance/love, friendship, bridging cultural gaps, wisdom of the road, healing, spiritual awakenings, self-discovery and travel debacles.

Please submit all work to submission(at)travel-tales(dot)com – Please note that the parentheses within the email address are to prevent spammers.  Submissions deadline: October 1st 2012.  Should you wish to apply for guest editor or blogger position, please inquire by emailing us at the above address.  We look forward to hearing from you!

(Message to all writers and photographers:  We believe that writers and photographers should retain the rights to their work, therefore we only ask non-exclusive rights to publish your work.)

Mahalo & Aloha for Now

As many of you know, I’ve slowed down my traveling ways over the last five months.  Maybe not forever, but the days of hopping on a plane or train once every week or two are gone for now.  This is something that life had been demanding of me months before I accepted it as my reality – and for various reasons, too.  The most significant is that I need to root myself in one place long enough to bring some of my other writing projects to fruition.

Traveling and writing about all that I’ve seen and experienced has not only given me countless stories, a deeper understanding of others and the way they live, and moments of profound joy, it has also fueled within me a tireless pursuit of self-inquiry.  So it is with the deepest gratitude that I thank you for sharing in my writing – and yes, my life.

Travel Tales is not coming to an end – it is merely being put on hold so that, like me, it too can be re-birthed in another form.  Check back in mid-2012 to see it in its new incarnation.

The Return of the Meanderer

Hi All,

I am back.  Thanks for your patience.  Internet is working well again and life has sorted itself out.  Stay tuned – new post on the way!

From points west,


New posts to come!

Hi Friends,

Sorry for the delay in posts.   For reasons beyond my control, I’m going to have to put the staycation on hold for now.   It will return.   In the meantime, I have a couple posts coming up from my recent outings and plan to continue to post about other travel related topics once I get things sorted out with my internet at home.

Thanks for your patience.


A Brief Hiatus

Beauty's everywhere

Greetings friends,

I am going through a transitional period – all good! – at the moment, so I will be taking a brief hiatus from my travel stories. I should be back with lots to tell you by the last week of July.

Love, light, and aloha to you all.