Podcast: First Impressions

S1E2: In today’s episode, you’ll hear an excerpt from ON MEXICAN TIME by Tony Cohan, written in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 1985. That lead me to introduce another author, one I’ve met whilst in Baja California early in 2022, a funny fella and quite the slow and steady wanderer, Graham MackIntosh. I talk about the different types of travel writing, from trip reports, articles, blogs and long and far-reaching memoirs etc. You’ll also hear from Kristen Van Tassel, published on the Wanderlust website, and it’s her travel vignette, a moment on a bus in Mexico.  https://wanderlust-journal.com/2021/10/19/border-crossing-by-bus/

You can also check out the following links for more ideas:

Submissions to Wanderlust: https://wanderlust-journal.com/submissions/

I recommend Lingoda for really improving your conversational Spanish. As for listening and comprehension, listen to the Podcast show, News in Slow Spanish Latino.

And for more on my own travels and writings: https://sarahleamy.com


S1E4- Put Your Boots On Wanderlust Journal: A Travel Show

In today's episode, you'll hear passages on the topic of through-hiking, that is the day-to-day challenge of following your feet across mountains and deserts. We’ll read what motivates folks to do just that, the people met along the way, and some of the ups and downs that come with it. For one writer, it was her knickers… Megan Okkerse: https://meganokkerse.substack.com/p/everyone-cries-on-the-camino Rahawa Haile: https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/hiking-and-backpacking/hiking-appalachian-trail-rahawa-haile/ https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/exit-interview-i-was-a-black-female-thru-hiker-on-the-appalachian-trail “Fear and Loathing on the Camino Santiago” by Mark West. The fuller post was published on the Wanderlust website a few years ago and itself is an excerpt from a larger piece. https://wanderlust-journal.com/2018/12/01/fear-and-self-loathing-on-the-camino-de-santiago-by-mark-west/ Tramping: A Journey Through New Zealand with Captain Cook. Sam Brakely. Soon to be published by Wild Dog Press: https://wilddogpress.com Bill Bryson, Cheryl Strayed, and for Brits of a certain age (!) Laurie Lee. Resources: For hiking across the world, here’s a great website for you to read, https://www.thehikinglife.com/hikes/asia/ For queer POC hikers, there’s a great community in the PNW (USA): https://qpochikers.com (They might have ideas for other such groups outside of the States, it’s worth asking.) For a US based community that helps planning and logistics etc: https://thru-hiking.com For a list of 100 hiking and outdoor social media/ resources: https://www.fieldmag.com/articles/black-indigenous-poc-outdoor-instagram-accounts If you’re curious about the submissions process to Wanderlust: https://wanderlust-journal.com/submissions/ And for more on my own travels and writings: https://sarahleamy.com Please subscribe and become a patron for as little as $5/mth – you’ll have the simple joy of knowing you’re supporting this podcast https://wanderlust-journal.com/2022/03/22/please-consider-becoming-a-patron/ AND>>> Music by Sofia Nehama Avery @2022 http://www.nehamamusic.com  
  1. S1E4- Put Your Boots On
  2. S1E3: Modes of Travel
  3. S1E2:First Impressions of Mexico
  4. Wanderlust Journal Travel Show Trailer

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