CNN asked me to talk about the safety issue in Mexico, and titled the video after my point — that Cancun’s homicide rate is actually less than Orlando’s. Unfortunately CNN misspelled “reidontravel.” Here’s the CNN article with the link.
Everyone wants online travel video, but few know how to make it. Those in the film/TV crowd frequently tout there’s only one way, which can seem like building up 60-second online piece with the same costly, back-scenes architecture of a Hollywood epic. But … Read on
I like Lonely Planet a lot. I think any travel publisher that believes everywhere is a worthy destination — Costa Rica, Scotland, Oman, Dallas — should get some sort of special Pulitzer for simply existing. I really do. Fifteen years ago, I packed … Read on
Last year, on the 10th anniversary of my dad’s death, I wrote about taking my dad to one his ‘bucket list’ destinations — before that term was in use: the Black Hills of South Dakota. As I wrote last April: Lonely Planet sent … Read on
Here’s a lost photo essay I somehow rediscovered scans of. Several years ago, in a previous incarnation of the Lonely Planet website, I was asked about my ‘first 24 hours’ in a special place. I immediately picked Mexico City. It’s the trip, as … Read on
A couple months ago, I shared some travel rules (not my full list of 44) — including what to do when you’re chased by cows — at the Google HQ in New York. Then I got a free lunch in their swank cafeteria.