Updates and Links for April 2012

We have just a few days left till we fly from Santiago, Chile back to United States. We’ve been in South America for 6 1/2 months and its been really great.

I haven’t written as many articles in April because I was busy traveling around Argentina and doing a bunch of freelance work on Art of Travel Blogging. Starting May 4th, I’ll be in the US and publishing more articles on our trip these last few weeks.

Speaking of AOTB, we have a new webinar coming out. If you’re thinking about publishing an eBook and perhaps going into self-publishing, you may want to attend.

For the month of May, I’ll be mostly in the US but I also have a surprise announcement for our next destination. Only hint I’m giving is that it’s an island. ;)

Going to Travel Blog Exchange in Denver on June 14th? I am! Let’s meet up if you’re going. Tweet or Facebook message me.

Anything specific you’d like us to cover on Art of Backpacking? Let us know in the comments.

Santiago, Chile Trees

In Santiago, Chile

Links

How To Keep Your Travel Photos Safe, Secure and Backed Up on LandLopers: My guest post over on LandLopers. Useful tips and tools to use to backup your photos.

The Discovery Channel Crashes A 727 Intentionally (Video) on Gadling: I got excited just reading the title. Unfortunately, the video sucked. I want a high quality close up on the crash, damn it!

The Top 10 Mistakes I’ve Made Living In Italy on Do It While You’re Young: This article has inspired me to write my own series of articles with something similar for other destinations. Very useful tips especially for me as I have plans for Italy next year.

No, Not Everyone Can Travel on Someday I’ll Be There: We have several articles here on Art of Backpacking about how anyone can travel but the reality is not everyone actually can. It helps put things into perspective.

How Safe is Egypt After the Revolution? on Travels With A Nine Year Old: Very well detailed analysis on how safe or unsafe Egypt is right now.

Keeping Your DSLR Photography Gear Safe When Traveling on TravMonkey: I always have a problem knowing when to bring the camera and when not to. Luckily nothing has ever happened but I’m always nervous about taking it out. I lose out on a lot of great photo moments because of this. Great tips on here.

 

  • http://www.diwyy.com/ Jerri

    Thanks for mentioning DIWYY and for the kind words, Michael!

  • http://www.diwyy.com/ Jerri

    Thanks for mentioning DIWYY and for the kind words, Michael!

  • ashley

    hey michael! here’s something – i haven’t been able to find any bloggers who have written about israel. do you have any ideas why?

    • http://artofadventuring.com/ Michael

      There are a ton, trust me… I haven’t been yet but I’m dying to go. I haven’t been to that side of the world at all yet. So much to see, so little time.

  • ashley

    hey michael! here’s something – i haven’t been able to find any bloggers who have written about israel. do you have any ideas why?

    • http://artofadventuring.com/ Michael

      There are a ton, trust me… I haven’t been yet but I’m dying to go. I haven’t been to that side of the world at all yet. So much to see, so little time.