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Udemy is Changing its Pricing Policy. Get $10 Courses While You Still Can.

Udemy is Changing its Pricing Policy. Get $10 Courses While You Still Can.

Take advantage of one last sale before prices go up on October 7.
Kate’s Wild Goal: “I Want to Help Under-Represented People Through Storytelling”

Kate’s Wild Goal: “I Want to Help Under-Represented People Through Storytelling”

Part two in our series on readers' wild goals and how to accomplish them.
Ashley’s Wild Goal: “I Want to Become a Real World Traveler”

Ashley’s Wild Goal: “I Want to Become a Real World Traveler”

Readers share their wild dreams and goals for the year ahead. Dave offers tips on how to make them happen.
How to Accomplish Your Wild Goals This Year (Really!)

How to Accomplish Your Wild Goals This Year (Really!)

The science and psychology behind achieving your dreams.
Be Your Own Travel Writing Coach

Be Your Own Travel Writing Coach

Critique your own travel writing with this questionnaire. Make sure your leads are strong, your writing is crisp, and your endings are solid.
Train Wrecks Are Your Superpower!

Train Wrecks Are Your Superpower!

One simple tweak in the way you think can determine whether or not your accomplish your dreams.
Globejotting Travel Show: Borderline Insanity

Globejotting Travel Show: Borderline Insanity

From explosives in carry-on bags to wrestling in a pile of money, listeners share their craziest border crossing stories.
The Ghosts of Bùi Viện Street: Notes from My Rick Steves Radio Interview

The Ghosts of Bùi Viện Street: Notes from My Rick Steves Radio Interview

Rick interviews Dave about his forthcoming book, The Ghosts of Bùi Viện Street. Listen and read Dave's follow-up notes.
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Be Your Own Humor Writing Coach

Be Your Own Humor Writing Coach

Use this free self-critique form to punch up your humor writing and make it funnier!

Globejotting Travel Show: Stuck at the Airport with Harriet Baskas

Globejotting Travel Show: Stuck at the Airport with Harriet Baskas

If you love travel but hate airports, you don't want to miss Dave's chat with USA Today's airport travel specialist.

Travel Writing and Cultural Adaptation Workshops for Students and Teachers

Travel Writing and Cultural Adaptation Workshops for Students and Teachers

Dave's new workshop series helps schools offer richer educational travel experiences.

Globejotting Travel Show: Escaping Poverty in Siem Reap

Globejotting Travel Show: Escaping Poverty in Siem Reap

A former beggar shares her story and talks about child labor near Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Globejotting Travel Show: Shannon Leone Fowler on “Traveling with Ghosts”

Globejotting Travel Show: Shannon Leone Fowler on “Traveling with Ghosts”

After her fiancé died from a jellyfish sting in Thailand, Shannon Leone Fowler sought solace through travel.

Globejotting Travel Show: Disruptive Empowerment in the African Safari Industry

Globejotting Travel Show: Disruptive Empowerment in the African Safari Industry

Wildlife biologist Bill Given talks with Dave about his quest to encourage local ownership of African safari camps.
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Flashbacks

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.
Infiltrating the Beautiful People

Infiltrating the Beautiful People

A travel-humor flashback from 2002: Dave goes undercover in France to judge the judgmental.
Banana the Octopus

Banana the Octopus

A weird birthday tale for my delightfully weird wife – because this is what too many hours of flying does to me.
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.
Travel Writing Tips for Beginners: Get Specific

Travel Writing Tips for Beginners: Get Specific

Part one in a three part series: Polish your “rough draft” travel diaries into stories you can publish.