I email on the second Tuesday of every month to share my thoughts and reporting on the travel industry, as well as fun travel-related books, articles, shows and other links. Thanks so much for joining me!
Where are you off to in 2023?
Travel plans for the year; a biography I can't wait to read; and a deep dive on Bolivia.
Better than space
Finding beauty among the crowds; Iceland's new tourism slogan; the Afghan tour guide who blew me away.
What do we learn by visiting places that are disappearing? Plus: Hong Kong, Spain, and village tourism in India.
The mayors of Mont Blanc
Should everyone get access to the high mountains? Plus: Key West, Kyoto and Kenya
India + an invitation
What I learned in India; the podcast returns; a free event coming up
Everything has led to this
Hawaii; Heatwaves in Europe; and two travel novels to enjoy
An announcement! Plus, paragliding, trains vs. planes, and more.
Where in the world is Rick Steves?
A trip to Paris, podcast updates, and a chat with an American travel guru.
Introducing The Better Travel Podcast
If you love to travel and you want to have a positive impact on the world, then this is the show for you.
Do travel writers go to hell?
Home again, Chapel Hill, and two travel books I highly recommend.
Flying again, Disneyland, and welcome back to Europe.
And off we go
The return of tourism, a family gap year, and the travel industry under the microscope.
Where do you belong?
The Eiger, Pompeii, and what it means to be home.
Come on over
An announcement, vicarious travel, une saison blanche, and more.
What I'm going to miss
A lift-free ski season, pressure on Europe's national parks, early Bill Bryson, and more.
November in the Alps
Le reconfinement, a virtual trip to Iceland, a thrilling mountaineering story, and more.