Writers’ Expeditions Magazine

Syrian permission compressed

Zaatari Syrian Refugee CampThe first part of my three part series on Syrian refugees was just published in TheBlot magazine (Wall St, NYC). I flushed the entire story I planned on writing down my mental latrine within minutes of arriving inside the gate of Al Za’atari. What I imagined it would be like and what it was actually like is the same as comparing Disney to Quentin Tarantino.

A Tale of Two

A Tale of Two Tour WreckersShe walked around in a high-cut bikini with her pubic bush escaping the perimeters like Stephen King’s topiary in “The Shining.” (Full story to be posted here soon)


grub's on! screen capture“When women of the Amazon insult their husbands, they say their man has a penis like a suri.” Oscar Ramirez, my guide with Peru Amazon Bike, hands me a skewer of suri (palm weevil larvae) at an Iquitos market. His description isn’t helping me take my first bite…(article first published in New York – full article to be posted here soon)

Nikon waterproof

Nikon raffle

The winner of the Nikon was announced today at 4:00. Tomorrow the camera will be on its journey from Canada to Texas, to Shelley Renee of How to Travel for Free (or pretty damn near it!). I thought for sure the camera would be heading to India because there were so many entrants from India.

Writers’ Expeditions raffle has concluded: win a 10 megapixel waterproof and shock resistant Nikon Coolpix (S31) camera and a 16 GB memory card. The Nikon can also shoot 720p HD video, even underwater, and has a bright 2.7-inch LCD screen and 3x zoom NIKKOR glass lens. It comes with rechargeable lithium battery, battery charger, USB cable, strap, and a brush.

Entries accepted until 2:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time on Nov. 21.

To Enter the raffle on Facebook:

  • To have your name entered once, “Like” the raffle post on the Writers’ Expedition page and “Like” the Writers’ Expedition page itself, as well.
  • To have your name entered five times, “Like” and then “Share” the post from the Writers’ Expeditions page onto your own Facebook timeline.

To Enter by E-mail:

  • just fill in the contact on the website and in the subject line of your message state: I want to win the camera. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose than to let you know if you won. If you’d like to receive information occasionally about upcoming expeditions (such as the below Jordan photography & eating expedition) and other raffles or giveaways, state so in the body of the message. (read more…)

There are books that contain an ultimate moment that for years I read aloud and share with anyone I can find who has yet to experience Bill Bryson watching his expensive meatball roll down the aisle of a train, or J. Maarten Troost’s poo sticks, or Tahir Shah’s panty sniffing launderer of Cusco, but Paula Lee’s Deer Hunting in Paris: A Memoir of God, Guns and Game Meat is an entire book of ultimate moments. (read more…)