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Hello from a well-traveled writer in Baltimore

Travel Forums Introductions Hello from a well-traveled writer in Baltimore

1. Posted by Belliveau (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

Just a quick hello to everyone. I've traveled to six continents (all except Antarctica) and hope to learn and contribute. Heard about this site from another writer friend based in Seattle.

I've written about travels in Tahiti, Madagascar, Borneo, China, Alaska, Brazil and many other places, as well as my interesting neighborhood (Fells Point) right here in Baltimore! Have also written about women and men who travel for love.

Hope to have fun learning from you and reading the wealth of information here.

2. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 10y

Hiya and welcome!

You will indeed find an awful lot of info on here, some of it very useful, some not at all but hopefully all of it will be interesting!

take care and look forward to seeing you on the forums


3. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 10y

Welcome to TP Jeannette.

You've come to the right place for meeting fellow travellers (even though many of them are young enough to be our generations' kids...).

Have fun, and welcome again

4. Posted by Belliveau (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

Thank you Mim and Beerman! I LOL'd at your remark, B-man, re: the age reference, it's so true!

5. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 10y

What is it that you have written? Travel journals, guidebooks, novels? Interesting!


6. Posted by Belliveau (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

Hi Susanna -- Haven't tried novels yet but that would be a challenge! They can be even trickier to market than non-fiction.

My first book was An Amateur's Guide to the Planet, about my travels to Madagascar, Borneo, China, Japan, and nine other places, and what Western travelers can learn from other countries about the environment, poverty, etiquette, and other topics.

I thought it would appeal to thinking travelers but it's full of graphics and very information rich, so it ended up more being used as (an accidental) cultural geography text in college classes!

My second book is Romance on the Road: Traveling Women Who Love Foreign Men. The title may be self-explanatory! Except that some readers tell me they think the book is much more about "sex" than "romance." !

We sent Romance on the Road to Oprah but haven't heard anything from her. With 50,000+ titles being released each year in the U.S., she must be swamped with frantic PR folks pitching books!

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