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Hardcore Travel Secrets for New Travel Writers

airplanes suckby Joe Wallace

Not to brag, but I am a hard core traveler. A road warrior. I balance a laptop in one hand and a map in the other. I believe it’s important to establish some cred here since lately it seems I keep running across “resources for writers” that turn out to be written by people who haven’t actually done that much writing–except for other writers. So in the words of Mick Jagger, please allow me to introduce myself (except I’m not the devil.)

I have been in the jungles of Honduras, the snowy wastelands of Iceland, and in the non-stop streets of Tokyo. I’ve been to 40 of the 50 states and I’ve flown in every type of aircraft except hang gliders, box kites and the space shuttle. I’ve written stories about Japan’s air force, Korea’s tea districts, and anti-terrorism training in Iceland. You could call me…slightly experienced.

With all that, I’ve learned a few tricks about travel–stuff every new travel writer (or traveling writer, for that matter) should know. For example–I discovered in Germany that my MacBook Pro would work just fine when plugged directly into the German wall socket. It did NOT blow up or get fried. Why? Because the transformer in the power supply was built well. I can’t say whether or not my Gateway would fare the same–I don’t trust the power supply on that one. Continue reading Hardcore Travel Secrets for New Travel Writers