I am living out my adolescent dream of travel and adventure.
In my house, it is always a scramble from paycheck to paycheck.
Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold, and its preservation is a fine thing.
You become a better writer by writing. You become a better travel writer by writing about travel.
You have to first be a writer and somebody who loves to write. If I couldn't travel, I would still write.
The way one approaches a wilderness story is to fashion a quest - find something that you are truly interested in finding or discovering.
There's a story everywhere. Being bored to death someplace is basically a funny proposition. What you have to watch out for is you don't write a boring story about a boring place.
I wanted to be a writer from my early teenage years, but I never told anyone. Writers, in my opinion, were god-like creatures, and to say I was striving to be a writer would be incredibly arrogant.
Publishing your work is important. Even if you are giving a piece to some smaller publication for free, you will learn something about your writing. The editor will say something, friends will mention it. You will learn.