Category Archives: Reading

Watch the trailer for BACKPACKING WITH DRACULA!

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My first book, BACKPACKING WITH DRACULA, is on Amazon!

Tweet It is with enormous satisfaction and pride that I announce the publication of my first solo, book-length project, Backpacking with Dracula. Honestly, so many nights and weekends have been dedicated to working on this project for the past year and a half, I guess the prevailing feeling I have…

The 10 best Lonely Planet articles of all time (that I wrote)

Tweet Why yes, this is a full-tilt, vanity listicle, shamelessly basking in personal achievement. You wanna make something of it? All right, then. I’ve already forgotten how this got started, but for some reason I was cataloging all the Lonely Planet articles I’d written from late-2010 to early-2015 and figured…

Announcing my upcoming book: BACKPACKING WITH DRACULA

Tweet A travel book investigating Vlad “The Impaler” Dracula and the vampire monster he inspired   ~ Coming in 2016 ~   The undisputed A-lister among Transylvania’s cabaret of supernatural blood-drainers and face-eaters, Count Dracula is both a publicist’s dream and nightmare. Like Justin Bieber, despite unremitting horrifying behavior, the…

Top least awful travel Twitter personalities in recorded history (so far)

Tweet Oh, look! Another voter-driven, who-to-follow travel Twitter list! So, here’s the fundamental problem with these voter-driven lists: they’re far more reflective of existing popularity and the willingness to campaign by the contenders than appreciable talent. Sure, voter-driven Top Whatever lists serve a vaguely useful purpose, even if that purpose…

Five well-written, on-the-road travel blogs

Tweet Remember these blogs? How Conor is Spending All His Money (now called Conor’s Mildly Thrilling Tales) No Place As Home The Great Wallnut I remember them fondly. They were the first travel blogs I read, way back during travel blogging’s Bronze Age (2003-06). I started this blog in February…

Guest Blog: Travel Writing Tips from Paul Kilduff

Tweet Hi, my name is Paul Kilduff and I have written the book that has been Ireland’s best selling non-fiction work for the past two months – Ruinair.  It’s a humorous travelogue around Europe. Why does Ryanair ‘suck’ as an airline? I will allow their Chief Executive Michael O’Leary to…

Tomorrow – Guest blogger Paul Kilduff

Tweet My 12-odd regular readers may have taken note that I never have guest bloggers here at KB. If you’ve assumed that this is because I’m not very good at sharing, you hit it right on the button. I drink wine alone with the lights out and the shades drawn…

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