a sometimes educational consultant, I am on occasion invited to distant
locations to provide educational opportunities for a unique clientele
of individuals desirous of my particular educational speciality. It
was on such a trip that I spent a week in Las Vegas and other places
I flew from Tennessee to Nevada on Southwest Airlines. The
flight attendants wore tennis shoes with red, white, and blue dots
on them; white T-shirts with a large flight patch guarding their hearts;
and tacky, brown shorts. The orange juice they passed to customers
contained a small napkin that read, "FLY SOUTHWEST JUST SAY WHEN."
Before the plane took off, the crew did a rap-dance
-- reminiscence of Indians on the warpath -- and they sang a loud,
boisterous song, describing the proper way to wear seat belts. I sub-consciously
found myself tightening mine after the song.
(From Dan's Book, Four Corners -
A Literary Excursion Across America. Click here
for more of this story)
Dear Dan - My favorite site is for my new home town, Portland,
Oregon. it's at http://www.travelportland.com.
it's a really cool, well-laid out site with great information. (Deanna
Please have a look at my Africa for Visitors
site on About.com http://www.goafrica.about.com
Marion Boddy-Evans, Africa for Visitors Guide.
Hello Dan - This summer I'm planning a trip to Alaska
and I thought maybe you'd like to know about it. I have also recently
put in place some skeletal html files to be filled in later as I proceed
on my Alaska trip, writing daily diaries and including photos. My
web site is http://www.yelavich.com.
For those just interested in the Alaska trip, they could bookmark
I'm certainly looking forward to my trip and hopefully it will be
a good one, where I can share my travel experiences with others. Unlike
my 1997 trip, where I preplanned most things, the Alaska trip will
be more like "going with the wind".
I will not prebook anything, allowing me to stay longer where I want,
or travel further on any given day. We'll see how it goes. I plan
to stay at motels/hotels where they're available, but I will be taking
some camping gear with me and 'roughing' it if that's the case.
Hello - I have a website full of practical and non-commercial info
for travellers on more then 20 countries: SE Asia, Central America,
Middle East and Mali. The site has been awarded as best Belgian
travel site 1998. It gets updated almost daily, and new destinations
are added once monthly. Visit http://www.1000traveltips.org
, the website for independent travellers. Koen De Boeck
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?
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
"He looked at his own Soul with a Telescope.
What seemed all irregular, he saw and shewed to be beautiful Constellations;
and he added to the Consciousness hidden worlds within worlds."
BEST NEW SITES OF THE MONTH
- Virtual Jerusaleum gives the highlights of the Jewish community.
Transistions Abroad -
Work, study, and travel are the main themes for this site.
Gone Walkabout - Sean
Connoly's stories of his travels around the world.
Eurotrip - Your backpacking
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 terrific list of travelogues. Bookmark it!
This is a 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!
Interview with Paul
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.