Practical Nomad events

Friday, 27 January 2017

President Trump, Populist Politics, and the Prospects for Privacy

I was on a panel on Wednesday at the Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection conference in Brussels on the topic of "Populist Politics and the Prospects for Privacy". Through no fault of the organizers, who were extremely accommodating of my last-minute proposal for this panel after the US elections,... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 27 January 2017, 06:10 ( 6:10 AM) | Comments (4)

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Kashmir, self-determination, and human rights

Presentation as part of a panel on "Kashmiris: A Forgotten People" (Cornell University, 2 October 2014) (printable PDF version) [Panel, left to right: Edward Hasbrouck, Saiba Varma, Ahmad Rafiqi, Arnav Sahu] Who am I to talk about Kashmir? I'm an activist for peace and justice, and a travel journalist. I... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 18 October 2014, 07:55 ( 7:55 AM) | Comments (7)

Thursday, 25 September 2014

"Kashmiris: A Forgotten People", Oct. 2nd at Cornell University

I'll be part of a discussion about Kashmir [calendar listing, event poster, Facebook event page] a week from today at Cornell University, initiated by the Islamic Alliance for Justice and co-sponsored by an unuusally wide range of Cornell academic departments and student and community organizations. I'll be joined by an... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 25 September 2014, 06:25 ( 6:25 AM) | Comments (3)

Monday, 28 July 2014

Speaking at SXSW Eco in Austin, 6-8 Oct. 2014

I've accepted an invitation to speak at the South By Southwest Eco conference on sustainability in Austin, TX, 6-8 October 2014: "Peak Travel" : Envisioning the Post-Air Travel Age The aviation industry hopes to obtain enough cheap biofuel to sustain air travel without diverting land, water, or labor from food... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 28 July 2014, 16:24 ( 4:24 PM) | Comments (6)

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

"Travel Surveillance, Traveler Intrusion" at the Cato Institute

I'll be speaking at a free, public forum on Travel Surveillance, Traveler Intrusion from noon-1 p.m. EDT next Tuesday, 2 April 2013, at the Cato Institute in Washington DC (with a live and archived webcast): Travel Surveillance, Traveler Intrusion [photo by kind permission of Jeramie D. Scott] Video from the... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 26 March 2013, 17:22 ( 5:22 PM) | Comments (1)

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Government Surveillance of Travellers

For those attending today's discussion of Government Survelliance of Travellers and the DHS "Automated Targeting System" (ATS) at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, or those who can't make it but are interested in the topic, here are the slides from my presentation and links to... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 3 October 2012, 06:27 ( 6:27 AM) | Comments (0)

Friday, 21 September 2012

"Automated Targeting System" briefing Oct. 3rd in New York

While I'm in New York City next month, I'll be giving a brown-bag lunch presentation on the DHS "Automated Targeting System" and government surveillance and control of travelers on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 12:30 - 2 p.m., at the Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law, 161... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 21 September 2012, 17:55 ( 5:55 PM) | Comments (0)

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Speaking at "One World Travel Mart" in San Francisco on September 29th

I'll be kicking off the San Francisco travel show at OneWorld Travel Mart with the opening keynote on How to Travel Around the World on Saturday morning, September 29th, from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a booksigning at the Books, Inc. onsite travel bookstore from noon to 1 p.m.... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 11 September 2012, 12:53 (12:53 PM) | Comments (0)

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Upcoming events in Europe

[At the c-base hackerspace, Berlin, 20 October 2011.] I'll be in Europe for most of the rest of this month representing the Identity Project in a series of public events and private meetings with European Union and European national officials on PNR data (airline reservations), privacy, data protection, and... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 12 October 2011, 18:14 ( 6:14 PM) | Comments (0)

Monday, 15 August 2011

Hearing on my lawsuit against DHS postponed to September 15th

The hearing in my Privacy Act and FOIA lawsuit against the Customs and Border Protection division of DHS, previously scheduled for 25 August 2011, has been postponed for the convenience of the court (neither I nor the DHS had requested this delay) until Thursday, 15 September 2011, 1:30 p.m. in... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 15 August 2011, 12:08 (12:08 PM) | Comments (1)

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Video from CFP: "A Clash of Civilizations?"

Video of the opening plenary of last week's Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference has been posted on Youtube: A Clash of Civilizations? The EU and US Negotiate the Future of Privacy Part 1 of 6 Part 2 of 6 (my presentation starts at10:50) Part 3 of 6 (continuation of... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 21 June 2011, 19:20 ( 7:20 PM) | Comments (0)

Friday, 3 June 2011

Speaking at "Computers, Freedom, and Privacy" conference

I'm excited, and a bit overwhelmed, to be the sole non-governmental panelist in the opening plenary session of this year's Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference in Washington: A Clash of Civilizations: The EU and US Negotiate the Future of Privacy Tuesday, June 14, 2011; 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 3 June 2011, 23:07 (11:07 PM) | Comments (0)

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Relations between travel bloggers and travel marketers and publicists

I spoke at the Travel Bloggers Show in Orlando on Saturday about "Working with travel marketers and publicists", and to travel marketers, publicists, and national tourism organizations about, "How to work with travel bloggers" at two sessions of the associated ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) Trade Show on Monday.... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 14 September 2010, 13:54 ( 1:54 PM) | Comments (3)

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Travel Bloggers Show in Orlando, 11-14 September

I'll be in Orlando, Florida, 11-14 September 2010 as one of the featured speakers at the inaugural Travel Bloggers Show being organized in conjunction with the large annual travel trade show sponsored by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). I'll be giving a pair of presentations on relations between... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 21 July 2010, 11:04 (11:04 AM) | Comments (1)

Saturday, 19 June 2010

BATW discussion of "Ethics & Etiquette of Travel Writing"

I'm speaking at today's meeting of the Bay Area Travel Writers as part of a panel on the Ethics & Etiquette of Travel Writing. Audio archive: downloadable podcast and streaming audio Moderator (Erin Van Rheenen) and other panelists: Catherine Boire David Page Tom Wilmer Erin Van Rheenen (In addition to... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 19 June 2010, 07:26 ( 7:26 AM) | Comments (0)

Thursday, 17 June 2010

European cooperation with US dataveillance

Lee Tien and Katitza Rodriguez of the Electronic Frontier Foundation kindly invited me to join them at the last minute on a panel on current privacy hot topics at the 2010 conference on Computers, Freedom, and Privacy which I've been attending this week at San Jose State University. (Kudos to... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 17 June 2010, 20:50 ( 8:50 PM) | Comments (0)

Friday, 16 April 2010

Workshop on PNR data at Re:Publica (Berlin)

I'm speaking about Passenger Name Record (PNR) data as part of a workshop from 15:00-16:00 (GMT +1, PDT +9) today at the Re:Publica blogger, media, and net society conference in Berlin. The keynote presentations are being Webcast, but not the workshops. Some links for more information: Slides with annotation How... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 16 April 2010, 01:56 ( 1:56 AM) | Comments (0)

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Passenger Name Records (PNR) in practice: a case study

I spoke about Passenger Name Record (PNR) data as a case study in the relationship of EU policies to the realities of industry and US government practice at the European Privacy OS conference today in Oxford (UK). Some links for more information: Slides with annotation How to request your own... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 13 April 2010, 22:44 (10:44 PM)

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Testimony to Members of the European Parliament

[Hearing in progress. MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht in the chair, center.] [My presentation. European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx at right.] I'm testifying Thursday afternoon in Brussels (Thursday morning in the USA) on the hotly debated proposed agreement between the EU and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on transfers... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 8 April 2010, 00:01 (12:01 AM) | Comments (3)

Sunday, 28 March 2010

European discussions on PNR and CRS privacy

I'll be in Europe for much of April in the run-up to the European Parliament vote on whether to approve an "agreement" with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for DHS access to airline reservation (PNR) data collected in the European Union. Check my schedule for any updates or additional... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 28 March 2010, 07:36 ( 7:36 AM) | Comments (1)

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Why the NWU thinks the proposed Google Books settlement is unfair

[Left to right: Edward Hasbrouck (NWU), Sally Shannon (ASJA), Lynn Chu (Writers Reps), James Grimmelmann (NYLS), Paul Aiken (Authors Guild), Michael Capobianco (SFWA), Larry Goldbetter (moderator, NWU). Photo by kind permission of Bud Korotzer.] [Photos by kind permission of Bud Korotzer (left) and Joly MacFie (right, from from video).]... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 21 January 2010, 11:25 (11:25 AM) | Comments (2)

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

The Google Book Settlement: What's in it for writers?

As part of my work as co-chair of the Book Division of the National Writers Union, I'm speaking on behalf of the NWU at events on both coasts next week, in exceptionally distinguished legal and scholarly company: The Google Book Settlement: What's in it for writers? Free public informational events... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 13 January 2010, 20:12 ( 8:12 PM) | Comments (2)

Sunday, 22 November 2009

The Amazing Race 15, Episode 9

Keava (Estonia) - Prague (Czech Republic) Why we travel: A tale of two conferences As The Amazing Race 15 approaches the finish line, the remaining teams of travellers are becoming more and more focused on the footrace, to the exclusion of anything else about the places they pass through. This... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 22 November 2009, 23:59 (11:59 PM) | Comments (1)

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Travel Forum in Boston on Friday, November 20th

I'm leading a workshop on travel writing in Boston next Friday as part of Hostelling International's Centennial celebration events. I know it's a weekday, but I think it will be worth the time if you can make it. Friday morning, there are workshops by experts in travel photography, travel technology,... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 12 November 2009, 20:12 ( 8:12 PM) | Comments (4)

Thursday, 4 June 2009

"Enhancing" the drivers license

I'm on a panel this afternoon at CFP to discuss the "enhanced" drivers' licenses (EDL's) being issued in some U.S. states and Canadian provinces: Border-line ID: "Enhancing" the drivers license - for security or surveillance? This session will examine technical and political contradictions in the development of "enhanced" drivers licenses... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 4 June 2009, 05:20 ( 5:20 AM) | Comments (1)

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Congress to vote on virtual strip searches at airports

I'm spending this week in Washington, DC, at one of my favorite annual events, the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference. There's live streaming video of the conference plenaries, although I don;t think it includes the breakout sessions such as the one Thursday where I'll be talking about the Western Hemisphere... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 3 June 2009, 06:12 ( 6:12 AM) | Comments (0)

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Jeff Farias radio show today

It's short notice, but I'll be on the Jeff Farias Show today at 5 p.m. PDT, 8 p.m. EDT. You can listen on KXXT radio, 1010 AM in Phoenix, AZ, or live online on the Internet wherever you are. [Update: Here's the archived "podcast": of the show; the segment with... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 26 May 2009, 11:09 (11:09 AM) | Comments (0)

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Travel reading, travel writing, and the public library

[The Fells Branch of the Wellesley Free Library, where I got my first library card] I spent the weekend in Sacramento, where I was interviewed by Jeffrey Callison on Capital Public Radio's Insight show (the segment with me is from 20-35 minutes into the audio archive) and gave one of... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 15 March 2009, 19:45 ( 7:45 PM) | Comments (3)

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

"Pecha Kucha Night San Francisco Vol. 31"

My presentation at the Pecha Kucha night in San Francisco last Wednesday gets a nice mention today in (where else) the Pecha Kucha Daily : After Tokyo, the longest-running PechaKucha Night is in San Francisco, and that city's organizer Paul Jamtgaard sends in the following report for last week's Vol.... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 25 February 2009, 19:06 ( 7:06 PM) | Comments (2)

Friday, 23 January 2009

My debut on Youtube

Cameras were prohibited, according to one of the Web pages advertising the event, at last Friday's Pecha Kucha night in Brussels, but some stranger in the crowd managed to record my presentation, "Around The World In 20 Questions", on their mobile phone, and has posted a grainy cell-phone video with... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 23 January 2009, 07:12 ( 7:12 AM) | Comments (1)

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Reminder: Talk tonight in San Francisco

I'll speaking on World Travel in Troubled Economic Times at 7 p.m. tonight at Get Lost Books in San Francisco. My talk got a nice writeup in the San Francisco Bay Guardian as their pick of this week's events, as well as a plug on "7 × 7", and the... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 22 January 2009, 14:12 ( 2:12 PM) | Comments (0)

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Quick trip to Brussels

I'll be in Brussels and Paris from January 14th through 20th to participate in the annual conference on Computers, Privacy and Data Protection This year's theme is "Data Protection in a Profiled World", and I'll be talking about some of the issues with surveillance and control of travelers, and the... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 8 January 2009, 10:34 (10:34 AM) | Comments (0)

"World Travel In Troubled Economic Times"

I'll be speaking at Get Lost Travel Books in San Francisco on Thursday evening, January 22nd, on "World Travel In Troubled Economic Times": Jump-start your next international journey with this talk by Edward Hasbrouck author of "The Practical Nomad". Back in San Francisco after a 13 month, 6 continent, 80,000... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 8 January 2009, 07:20 ( 7:20 AM) | Comments (2)

Sunday, 27 July 2008

There's no place like home

We slept in our own bed last night, for the first time in 13 months of travel around the world since we left our home in San Francisco in June 2007 . Since we got back to the USA in June 2008 we've driven almost 10,000 miles across North America... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 27 July 2008, 23:34 (11:34 PM) | Comments (2)

Monday, 9 June 2008

6 continents; 27 countries; 70,000 miles

We've been back home (sort of) in the San Francisco Bay Area this week for the first time in a year, visiting friends and family and getting organized for the next leg of our trip. We even went to our house to get some things out of storage, although someone... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 9 June 2008, 06:04 ( 6:04 AM) | Comments (5)

Sunday, 26 August 2007

4th edition of "The Practical Nomad" available for pre-ordering

I'm delighted to announce that the newly revised and updated 4th edition of "The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World" is now available for pre-ordering. You can order it now through your local independent bookstore or online from or any of the other usual suspects, and... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 26 August 2007, 20:18 ( 8:18 PM) | Comments (1)

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

We're off on a trip around the world!

I leave tomorrow with my partner Ruth Radetsky, who is taking a sabbatical from her job teaching high school, on a year-long trip around the world. We're headed for Silver Bay (New York, USA), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Recife (Brazil), Lisbon (Portugal), Aleppo (Syria), Istanbul (Turkey), Doha (Qatar), Zanzibar (Tanzania), Addis... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 26 June 2007, 16:29 ( 4:29 PM) | Comments (1)

Friday, 11 May 2007

While I was away

I had a great time with Evan Korth's students at NYU, and at CFP in Montréal. But the hard disk on my home computer failed while I was out of town, and I'm still working on recovering as much as possible of my data. A friendly reminder: How recent are... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 11 May 2007, 17:28 ( 5:28 PM) | Comments (0)

Thursday, 3 May 2007

"Your Reputation Precedes You" (CFP 2007)

I'm on a panel entitled "Your Reputation Precedes You: The Transfer of European Union Passenger Name Records to the U.S. and Canada" today at the conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy . Here are links to some of the topics and previous articles I may mention in my talk: Freedom... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 3 May 2007, 00:17 (12:17 AM) | Comments (0)

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

On Internet radio Wednesday; in New York next Wednesday

I'll be talking about similar issues of privacy and travel in an Internet radio interview this Wednesday morning (18 April) and in a guest lecture at New York University next Wednesday afternoon (25 April): Wednesday, 18 April 2007: Guest on the inaugural broadcast of "Uncovering the Truth" with Katherine Albrecht... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 17 April 2007, 18:11 ( 6:11 PM) | Comments (1)

Friday, 18 August 2006

Freedom to travel as a human right

Several students at my introductory talk on "Travel Writing and the Travel Industry" at the 15th annual Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference this weekend asked about the sources I quoted on freedom to travel as a human right. The U.S. Constitution only hints at travel in the First... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 18 August 2006, 21:06 ( 9:06 PM) | Comments (9)

Saturday, 8 July 2006

"Cheap vacations for broke procrastinators"

I'm home today drinking hot lemonade with honey, but if my voice cooperates, I'll be on the Your Call show on KALW public radio (91.7 FM in San Francisco, or streamed live on the Web) from 10-11 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (1-2 p.m. EDT; 18:00-19:00 GMT/UTC) on Monday, 10 July... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 8 July 2006, 11:18 (11:18 AM) | Comments (1)

Tuesday, 18 October 2005

Travel talk Friday in Modesto

For those of you who are (or have friends in) the Central Valley or the Motherlode, I'll be speaking about independent international travel this Friday, 21 October 2005, at 7 p.m. to the Yokuts Group of the Sierra Club in Modesto. The meeting will be held in the Community Room... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 18 October 2005, 20:41 ( 8:41 PM) | Comments (0)

Thursday, 29 September 2005

"Passport to the World Festival" in San Francisco

As one of the endorsers of the campaign to promote international travel, I'll be at the table at Lonely Planet's Passport to the World Festival featuring Michael Franti and friends, Friday night at Mezzanine in San Francisco. Good music, a good cause, and a chance to meet fellow... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 29 September 2005, 23:24 (11:24 PM) | Comments (2)

Thursday, 1 September 2005

"On the Frontlines" conference in Berkeley

On The Frontlines: Options for Youth in Times of War A conference for youth and their allies 22-23 October 2005, Berkeley, CA, USA The conference Web site and program are stilll under construction, but the topics to be discussed include the draft , conscientious objection , and options for resistance... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 1 September 2005, 10:32 (10:32 AM) | Comments (0)

Thursday, 17 March 2005

"Identification and Anonymity of Travellers" at CFP

The program for this year's Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference 12-15 April in Seattle has been posted. I'll be giving a presentation on "Identification and Anonymity of Travellers" as part of an all-day workshop on "Vanishing Anonymity" organized by The Anonymity Project on Tuesday, 12 April. The workshop, and the... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 17 March 2005, 23:11 (11:11 PM) | Comments (1)

Wednesday, 1 September 2004

National Geographic Society panel 22 September

[Keith Bellows, Justin Guariglia, Edward Hasbrouck, and Linnea Lundgren. Photo by kind permission of Heather Boyer.] I'll be speaking at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, DC, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 September 2004, as part of a "National Geographic Live! Fantastic Journeys" panel discussion on A... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 1 September 2004, 12:16 (12:16 PM) | Comments (0)

Tuesday, 3 August 2004

Practical Nomad night at in San Francisco

In addition to my books, articles, and of course this blog, I'm the staff "Travel Guru" at in San Francisco. is much more than a Web site. If you've worked with us, you know that we have a well-traveled staff of expert consultants to advise each of our... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 3 August 2004, 14:29 ( 2:29 PM) | Comments (1)

Thursday, 1 July 2004

"Flight Risk" Friday on KPFA Morning Show

I'll be making a brief appearance tomorrow morning (Friday, 2 July 2004) sometime between 7:30 and 7:50 a.m. PDT (15:30-15:50 UTC/GMT) on The Morning Show on KPFA , 94.1 FM in Berkeley, CA. For those outside the broadcast area, there's real-time streaming audio and archived audio files . I'll be... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 1 July 2004, 13:47 ( 1:47 PM) | Comments (0)

Thursday, 3 June 2004

Will There Be A Draft? What Can You Do About It?

As the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq drag on year after year, military tours of duty and reserve call-ups are extended, and enlistment declines, more and more people are beginning to wonder how soon the Pentagon will run out of "volunteers", and turn to a draft. I'll be leading a... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 3 June 2004, 08:41 ( 8:41 AM) | Comments (4)

Monday, 3 May 2004

Harvard panel 13 May on international ID and human rights

International Identification Issues and Human Rights: Will National IDs and US-VISIT Side/Swipe Dignity and Privacy? Thursday, 13 May 2004, Noon (free and open to the public; RSVP by e-mail requested but not required ). Harvard University, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, 1033 Mass. Ave., Room M-11, Cambridge, MA (map and... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 3 May 2004, 15:06 ( 3:06 PM) | Comments (0)

Thursday, 22 April 2004

"Travel Data and Privacy" forum tonight at CFP

I'll be leading a background and status briefing and strategy session on Travel Data and Privacy tonight, Thursday, 22 April 2004, at the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference. My notes indicate some of what I'll be trying to cover in the briefing, which will be followed by a strategy discussion... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 22 April 2004, 09:42 ( 9:42 AM) | Comments (0)

Monday, 22 March 2004

"Travel Data and Privacy" session on CFP 2004 agenda

Despite having been omitted in error from the printed schedule you may be receiving in the mail, and the PDF file on the Web site, I'm assured that the "birds-of-a-feather" session I'm facilitating on "Travel Data and Privacy" is still on the agenda for this year's "Computers, Freedom, and... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 22 March 2004, 15:48 ( 3:48 PM) | Comments (0)

Thursday, 5 February 2004

Newly revised and updated 3rd edition of "The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World" now in bookstores

Worldwide retail and wholesale ordering information (In stock as of today for immediate shipping from all major USA bookstores and distributors -- ask your local bookstore to order a copy) Reviews of previous editions Reader feedback Booksignings and other author events (more to be announced) If you've pre-ordered... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 5 February 2004, 23:04 (11:04 PM) | Comments (0)

Monday, 5 January 2004

USA starts fingerprinting visitors. Brazil reciprocates.

Effective today, the USA is fingerprinting and photographing all visitors arriving or departing from the USA except short-term tourist visitors from a few mostly Western European countries, and will retain the digital images in a new US-VISIT database . Most countries have waived the usual international reciprocity of entry requirements... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 5 January 2004, 08:31 ( 8:31 AM) | Comments (8)

Monday, 10 November 2003

Lowell Thomas Award for article on travel and privacy

I was notified today by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation that my article, Total Travel Information Awareness, as first published on this Web site ( and has been selected as the bronze medal winner in the "Travel News/ Investigative Reporting" category of the 19th annual Lowell Thomas... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 10 November 2003, 15:56 ( 3:56 PM) | Comments (0)

Monday, 20 October 2003

3rd edition of "How to Travel Around the World"

Today Avalon Travel Publishing and I put I put the final touches on the cover copy for the 3rd edition of The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World . It looks loverly, if I do say so myself. Most of the changes from the 1st to the 2nd... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 20 October 2003, 18:50 ( 6:50 PM) | Comments (0)

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