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Video: Erma Bombeck Closed Her Door – An Interview with Andy Bombeck

Video: Erma Bombeck Closed Her Door – An Interview with Andy Bombeck

Erma Bombeck wrote 4,000 humor columns and 15 books – all while raising three kids. This American icon's son explains how.
New: Travel Writing and Cultural Adaptation Workshops for Students and Teachers

New: Travel Writing and Cultural Adaptation Workshops for Students and Teachers

Dave's new workshop series helps schools offer richer educational travel experiences.
Bà Sáu’s Bia Hơi: Interview with a Bùi Viện Street Beer Legend

Bà Sáu’s Bia Hơi: Interview with a Bùi Viện Street Beer Legend

Foreigners tore her world to shreds. Today, she welcomes them.
Do You Need a Writing or Creativity Retreat?

Do You Need a Writing or Creativity Retreat?

Stalled on a creative project? A solo getaway can fix that! Dave reports from Sihanoukville, Cambodia.
The Ghosts of Bùi Viện Street: Welcome to the Kaleidoscope

The Ghosts of Bùi Viện Street: Welcome to the Kaleidoscope

The opening scene from Dave's forthcoming book about the stories beneath the surface in Saigon's backpacker ghetto.
Keynote Speech: The Joy of Culture Shock

Keynote Speech: The Joy of Culture Shock

Dave was the keynote speaker at the 2017 Go Learn Travel Expo at the University of Utah. You can watch his lecture here.
A New World of Craft Beer Pubs in Saigon

A New World of Craft Beer Pubs in Saigon

A wave of new microbreweries is changing the way people drink beer in Ho Chi Minh City.
Radio Interview with Rick Steves: Vietnam Part 2

Radio Interview with Rick Steves: Vietnam Part 2

Part two of Dave's radio interview with Rick Steves about life in Vietnam airs on January 21. Listen to it here!
Not My Bully: Part One

Not My Bully: Part One

As a teenager, bullying nearly drove me to attempt suicide. Thirty-one years later, this is my story.
Laos in Seconds: A Laotian Video Vacation

Laos in Seconds: A Laotian Video Vacation

Follow Dave's holiday in Laos. He's making a new, fast-paced video every day from December 19, 2016, to January 5, 2017.
Why I’d Rather Stab Myself in the Eardrums than Fly VietJet This Holiday Season

Why I’d Rather Stab Myself in the Eardrums than Fly VietJet This Holiday Season

A budget airline wishes its passengers a crappy new year.
Travel Writing Webinar: Follow-Up Q&A

Travel Writing Webinar: Follow-Up Q&A

This 20-minute video answers questions we didn't have time for during my recent travel writing webinar.
Free Travel Writing Webinar

Free Travel Writing Webinar

If you missed Dave's free, live webinar, you can watch a recording of it here.
Traveler’s Paranoia: Arriving After Midnight

Traveler’s Paranoia: Arriving After Midnight

A first nibble from the rough draft of Dave's forthcoming book, "The Ghosts of Bùi Viện Street."
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Writers’ Guidelines: Be a Globejotter!

Join our super-cool team of writers! Share your travel and humor tales on the new Globejotting.com.

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Free Travel and Writing Workshops in Salt Lake City

Free Travel and Writing Workshops in Salt Lake City

Dave's on his way to Salt Lake City. Catch his free travel and writing seminars at the University of Utah – February 22-25.

Not My Bully: Part Three

Not My Bully: Part Three

"Get over it" is a favorite demand of bullies. I'll do that on my terms, not theirs.

Not My Bully: Part Two

Not My Bully: Part Two

I didn’t realize I had Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. A concert changed everything.

Two Kinds of Flooding: Bùi Viện Street’s Halloween Mayhem

Two Kinds of Flooding: Bùi Viện Street’s Halloween Mayhem

Video: Halloween flooding and extreme motorbike gridlock in Ho Chi Minh City.

My Secret Mission: Why I Left Saigon to Write About Saigon

My Secret Mission: Why I Left Saigon to Write About Saigon

Sometimes, the best plan is to drop everything and go do something drastic.

My Rick Steves Vietnam Interview – With “Liner Notes”

My Rick Steves Vietnam Interview – With “Liner Notes”

Listen to Dave's Vietnam radio interview with Rick Steves – and read his additional thoughts that never made it on the air.
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Travel & Humor E-Books on Kindle!

In addition to his full-length books, Dave’s got two Kindle-only travel and humor e-books. Download your copy now!

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Travel Writing Tip: The Question You Must Answer Before Writing Your Story

Travel Writing Tip: The Question You Must Answer Before Writing Your Story

Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? Those questions are irrelevant if you can't first answer a bigger question.
Sleepless in Southern Africa

Sleepless in Southern Africa

Dave's humor tale about animal noises in Botswana has just won a Solas Award for excellence in travel writing.
Video Diary: Flooding in Saigon

Video Diary: Flooding in Saigon

Life goes on as heavy rains inundate Saigon's backpacker quarter.
What’s Your Borneo?

What’s Your Borneo?

What's your fantasy destination and why? In this short video, Dave and Kattina talk about how to get there.
Ten Salty Mosquitoes

Ten Salty Mosquitoes

A lazy afternoon in Saigon: If people on the street are staring, wondering what we are doing there, we're in the right place.
Finnish Saunas: The Naked Truth

Finnish Saunas: The Naked Truth

"I was sitting alone, screamingly naked in a public place, not sure if I was supposed to be naked in this public place."