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Welcome to the New Globejotting.com!

Hi! I’m Dave Fox.

Dave Fox on the shores of Lustrefjord, Norway. Originally from the United States, Dave has lived in Norway, England, and Turkey, and is currently based in Singapore.

For years, my travel and humor writing have been scattered around six different websites. Now, in an effort to consolidate this gangly mess, I’m excited to launch Globejotting 2.0 – a place for people who love to travel, laugh, and write.

What can you expect on the new Globejotting? For starters, you’ll find all the travel tales, humor columns, and writing tips that have fueled my other sites, such as davethefox.com and traveljournaling.com, for more than a decade. But the new Globejotting is more than just a squishing together of those websites. This is a home for global storytelling – a place for people who love to read about big adventures, and for people who want to tell their own tales.

Since childhood, writing and travel have been my greatest passions. I love the adrenaline rush that comes with being foreign and out of my element. I savor the confusion that ultimately leads us to our wildest moments. Over the years, I’ve come to realize that every place is foreign to somebody. We are each living our own stories – and other people want to hear them. People who say their stories are boring just haven’t learned yet how to tell them in a compelling way; or they haven’t discovered that millions of people in other places would find them fascinating. So my mission here is two-fold. I’m here to tell my tales. I’m also here to help you tell yours.

Dave works on a story as he cruises down the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.

Watch the homepage for fresh new content several times each week – including anecdotes from my travels, lots of new humor columns, writing tips, online workshops to motivate and inspire you, interviews, guest bloggers, and a brand new “Ask Dave” feature in which you can ask me about travel, writing, or anything else that’s on your brain. (Yes… anything!)

With more than a thousand web pages on my various sites, moving everything over here will happen in phases. If there’s anything you ‘re not finding here, you might check out:

  • Davethefox.com: My original site for humor and travel tales plus info about my classes and presentations.
  • Davefox.typepad.com: My previous blog (which is migrating over here a few posts at a time).
  • TravelJournaling.com: Tips to help you write enthralling travel diaries.

Scribbling notes in a hot air balloon over Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Content from the old Globejotting.com and DavesBook.com has already been moved to this new site. The other sites will remain online until all of the content is transferred here. If you’re having trouble finding something, or if you encounter any technical burps, please e-mail me at dave@globejotting.com, and my tech department (a highly advanced team of chipmunks) will go straight to work to resolve your issue.

I do my best to answer all e-mail I receive (though at busy times, it sometimes takes a couple of weeks), so if you ever have questions, concerns, feedback, suggestions, or are the widow of a deceased African dictator who would like to send me trillions of dollars, don’t be shy! You can also write just to say hi and let me know you’re out there. I’m always happy to meet the people who have stumbled across these pages and hear how they got here. And for all of the latest info on this website, plus my upcoming online writing workshops, book releases, contests, and more, be sure to subscribe to my e-mail newsletter with the sign-up form on this page.

Thanks for checking out the new Globejotting,com! Whether you’re planning a trip, traveling by armchair, wanting to spiff up your writing, or looking for a laugh, I hope you’ll find something in these pages that informs and excites you.

Love, peace, and chocolate (unless you are allergic to chocolate),

Dave Fox
Chiang Mai, Thailand – March 31, 2012

(I traveled to Chiang Mai from my home in Singapore to launch the site with my web designer, Matt Preston of travelwithamate.com. We recorded this brief welcome video on Matt’s balcony.)

Published on Friday, March 30, 2012

5 Responses to “Welcome to the New Globejotting.com!”

  1. Teri Haire
    May 11, 2012 at 4:41 AM

    I have read your books and on-line news letters. I have been journaling since I was a teenager (please don’t ask how long that has been. Before reading your books, when traveling I would buy post cards and every night would write about the day. I still do the post cards, but now I also keep a travel journal.
    So, I wanted to thank you for the inspiration.

    • May 12, 2012 at 9:14 PM

      Thanks for the kind words, Teri! Postcard journaling is something I talk about in my “Globejotting” book, but it’s nice to hear you’ve also felt inspired to expand your repertoire.

  2. Carmen Portogues
    July 26, 2012 at 4:13 AM

    Just started reading “Globejotting” and like I suspected, I loved it from the beginning!! Have always followed Rick Steves’ travels and I plan a two-week trip every year. I hope to complete a journal this time using your guidelines and following your website. Do you lead any trips? Would definitely be interested!!

    • July 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM

      Thanks for saying hello, Carmen! I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the book. I have guided some travel writing tours in the past in Africa and Asia and am pondering another one sometime in the next year or so. The best way to stay posted on them is to subscribe to my free e-mail newsletter.. or I will of course announce them on Globejotting.com as well. My biggest chalenge in offering such tours, as a one-person business, is that spreading the word takes a huge amount of my time. If people are able to wrangle a small group together as a starting point, I am always happy to chat about possible destinations, so feel free to drop me an e-mail if you are ever interested in anything specific! :-)

  3. Brent Ruru
    December 9, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    Kia Ora Dave, downloaded your e-book, read it, studied it, adopted the practical steps and now blogging using FaceBook as current medium – have to say in colour using humour what I want communicated within the FB character maximum limit and can also load photos up to support the stories. Feedback from FB friends has been extremely positive therefore, we are two months into a year of tiki touring Asia so heaps of becoming better at it going forward. Motivated my wife to download and read (half way through) where she is now keeping a travel journal too. Great stuff fella, awesome and many thanks, will definitely be referring.

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