Friday, January 20, 2017

Travel Writing: The Best Escape for Writers in the U.S.

Happy New Year, Writers Abroad. Be glad, today, that you are abroad.

But for those in the U.S. like Writer Abroad is now, there is nothing like a strange new American presidency to make all Americans feel a little more foreign in our own country.

If there’s any consolation prize, the recent (and sure to be upcoming) American strangeness makes Writer Abroad feel less like a foreigner in her own country than she did after moving back two years ago from Switzerland.

When over half your country also seems confounded by its bizarre direction, it makes the last stages of repatriation a little easier somehow. Together, we are all foreigners in America these days. (This phenomenon is also making Writer Abroad’s upcoming book project, American Life: 30 Things I Wish I’d Known, an even more interesting thing to write than she ever expected.)

Luckily, Writer Abroad often escapes into Switzerland, even from the United States. (Funny how that happens when you are writing a travel book about Switzerland.) Writing this travel book over the last three years has been a wonderful escape. After the book is published this spring, Writer Abroad will lose her daily excuse to escape into another world because she will be 100% focused on her book about American life. But she’s sure to find another excuse.

Speaking of escaping, here’s a piece she wrote this week for CNN Business Traveller about traveling in Davos, Switzerland. It was timed to run with the World Economic Forum, but really, Davos is a much better place to go when that conference is over. In fact, during the Forum, many places in Davos shut down for security reasons.

And for those of you who would like to escape to Switzerland to do a little writing this year, the Zurich Writers Workshop will be held May 12-14, 2017 in Zurich. Hmm…since Writer Abroad is both planning and attending this workshop, she actually will escape the U.S. for a little while once again. Care to join her?

107 comments:

  1. I often go on business trips. But I got not used to leaving hometown. Maybe I'm too fond of my home. In addition, at home, I'm often inspired by the most ordinary things. Sometimes I use this site essays.io and the help skilled writers for my essays and stories. But it's good when it`s possible to travel. I'm glad of this singularity of my work.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Divine Loan Opportunity Offered By CHESTER BRIAN LOANS That Save My Family From Financial Bondage {Brianloancompany@yahoo.com}

      Hello Everyone, I am Rosie Rhoma a single mom from Texas USA, I will like to share this great testimony on how i got a loan from Chester Brian Loans, when we were driven out of our home when i couldn't pay my bills anymore, After been scammed by various companies online and denied a loan from my bank and some other credit union i visited. my children were taken by the foster care, i was all alone in the street. Until a day i shamefully walked into an old school mate who introduced me to Daisy Maureen. At first i told her that i am not ready to take any risk of requesting a loan online anymore, but she assured me that i will received my loan from them. On a second thought, due to my homelessness i had to take a trial and applied for the loan, luckily for me i received a loan of $80,000.00 from Chester Brian Loans. Am happy i took the risk and applied for the loan. my kids have been given back to me and now i own a home and a business of my own. All thanks and gratitude goes to CHESTER BRIAN LOAN COMPANY for giving a meaning to life when i had lost all hope. If you currently seeking for a loan assistance, you can contact them via: {Brianloancompany@yahoo.com} OR text +1(803) 373-2162

      Delete
  2. Travel nurses are in high demand in the United Kingdom currently, so what are you waiting for?
    http://www.arabianholidaysdubai.com/

    ReplyDelete
  3. I planned to go in Switzerland from many times. Now you recommend me where to actual visit in their. Thanks for the information. I loved to read your trip articles. Keep Sharing like this more....

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is a useful post, especially for those who are constantly looking for new knowledge and understand that the most important thing in this life is to constantly acquire new knowledge and implement them in practice. It is unfortunate that this article is outdated, here you can find something interesting https://academic-consultants.com/coursework-writing/. It helped me in college and now in my business, especially when you develop your business.

    ReplyDelete
  5. In our gallery you will discover magnificence, enchanting and all around mannered girls who are expert in speaking multi language. The most of them are professions, collage girls and entertainer. Escorts in Gurgaon

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great blog. If you desire to eject HP computer issues, call us @ 0800-098-8371 HP Phone Number UK quickly.

    ReplyDelete
  7. If I have a chance, I also want to escape to Switzerland for a short holiday :)
    instagram online

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hello, just wanted to say, I loved this article. It was practical

    five nights at freddy's   | geometry dash online |

    ReplyDelete
  9. so they can fly off you with appropriate notification. The others girls are situated in above all exotic places and cities in India. The escorts of our agency are agreeable in the high society and are ideal for open or private bash. Escorts Service in Delhi

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks for he informative news.. Now I am sharing India premier league 2017 ipl 10 statrted now in5 th april 2017. Get all th news and updates of ipl 2017 live score , team squads and all the updates related to ipl 2017.
    ipl 2017 schedule
    Royal Challengers Banglore RCB Team squad 2017
    Kings XI Punjab team squad 2017
    Indian premier league ipl 2017
    Delhi Daredevils team squad 2017
    2017 Indian Premier League
    Gujrati Lions Squad 2017

    ReplyDelete
  11. can without inquiry be very much a troublesome and upsetting work when there are such a large number of stunning escorts and also organizations to browse round city. What makes us diverse is the way that our escorts will give you a special and exceptional involvement with their insight into Gurgaon Escorts Service

    ReplyDelete
  12. nếu bạn đang phân vân không biết chọn hoa tuoi gì để làm quà tặng gửi cho bạn bè người thân thì hãy đến với shop hoa của chúng tôi với đầy đủ các sản phẩm thoải mái cho khách hàng chọn lựa

    ReplyDelete
  13. Our High-class Escorts service in vashi is the most convenient and most friendly service on the world, and no other escorts agency goes to the same level that we go to make sure great stages of client service.Vashi Escorts

    ReplyDelete

  14. All that you require to hook up with the Escorts in Noida and the office would provide all of you the data of all the escort youthful ladies working with them. The escort benefit in Vashi can be profit and no more sparing of expenses. The lovely Noida Escorts would go to any length to make sure that you get the chance to understand the most brilliant position of your life in the town. These Noida female escorts are plain stunning as well as have heaps of imminent. You can rest certain that these young ladies would be more than a modest group for you..

    ReplyDelete
  15. If you are look for for a extraordinary Bangalore escorts service with renowned Independent Bangalore escorts that actually are all your wishes, I may be the best alternative for you.
    They all are approximately new to Bangalore Escorts career so I am sure that the latest satisfied will certainly please you. I am certain that you will not discover such ladies nowhere in Bangalore. Escorting career is the only one where new and clean staffs are believed to be most necessary.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am a fantastic younger Pune Escorts that you will wish to use up a while with as your chosen partner right away. My extremely hot, incredibly attractive, and physic to die for is enjoyable you to this breathtaking world of porn, come and wander absent in heaven with me. Of course, I can offer out you at any city you would think about around our planet as your very individual travel cohort. As well, I am really stunning, and work as a party associate together with VIP partner

    ReplyDelete
  17. Sarojini Nagar itself is recognized to house some of the greatest talents and faces of the state and the city 
    Spa Paharganj Escorts
    Spa Pitampura Escorts
    Female Spa Escorts Punjabi Bagh
    Female Spa Escorts Saket
    Female Spa Escorts Sarojini Nagar

    ReplyDelete
  18. When it is a matter of dating services, the only name resolve in the mind of clients is Kalika Sharma
    Spa Gurgaon Escorts
    Spa Delhi Escorts
    Spa Delhi Escorts
    Spa Delhi Escorts
    Spa chattarpur Escorts
    Spa Connaught Place Escorts

    ReplyDelete
  19. Availing Spa Noida escorts services is actually a great thing to do and one can absolutely feel awesome to avail a fruitful and particularly satisfying female escort service
    Spa Delhi Escorts
    Spa Delhi Escorts
    Spa Noida Escorts

    ReplyDelete
  20. thank you great post
    http://www.definebulma.com/kategori/define-isaretleri/

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great post!
    This post is very informative. Thanks for it and keep sharing :)

    NEET 2017 Paper Leak : Real OR Fake?

    CBSE NEET 2017

    ReplyDelete
  22. The debate on the level of education and skills required for the teaching profession has been raging on for a long time. The fact is that the teaching profession is critical to economic growth as teachers determine the quality of students graduating from our schools ready for training in professional fields. While some believe that an education masters degree does not necessarily make a better teacher, others are of the view that teaching should be made a masters level profession.assignment writing

    ReplyDelete
  23. I am genuinely glad to read this web site posts which includes lots of useful information, thanks for providing these kinds of data.
    How To Book Independent Female Gurgaon Call Girls

    ReplyDelete
  24. Became frustrated with technical issues of your Dell Printer, so you must get in touch with the technicians of Dell Printer Help Number UK to get an immediate solution for the problem.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Riddle School 4 is a click-based puzzle game in which you will have to find a way to outdoors. You are going to be a student which tries to protect the world from the aliens. This game is one of the famous series and you need to take the advantage of everything you may find. All you have to do is click on the objects and pay attention to the responses given by your character as well as other characters in the game. If you are looking for a high-quality puzzle game, then you need to try this.

    http://www.6zar.com/adventure-games/riddle-school-4.html

    riddle school 4

    ReplyDelete
  26. Good post. Appreciate your deliver greater to share this informative article
    that useful! For a nice and looking for manuals of this nature for the way
    too much time.
    Call Girls in Faridabad |

    http://www.callgirlsoncall.in/Faridabad

    ReplyDelete
  27. Dubai is heart of UAE where large flock of people loves to visit every year. Plan your Dubai holidaysand book Dubai Visa with http://greenvisa.io/ We promise you to give you standard quality Greenvisa Service that suits your time & budget.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Sift Renegade 3

    Sift Renegade 3 is a fighting game which you will play in the past unlike the rest of the games of the series. You will control Kiro and meet with your brother in the past. In addition to these, you will find new weapons and new combos to perform on your enemies in this game. In case you have never played the games of the series, this may be a good choice for you to start but if you are going to stick to the story, it will be good to start with the first game.

    http://www.6zar.com/stickman-games/sift-renegade-3.html

    Sift Renegade 3

    ReplyDelete
  29. Running Games

    http://www.6zar.com/running-games/

    Running Games - All games of the series Running on this page as you know, play free

    Running Games

    ReplyDelete
  30. Girl Games

    http://www.6zar.com/girl-games/

    Girl Games - The newest and most beautiful online game for girls here.

    Girl Games

    ReplyDelete
  31. It’s an awesome paragraph in favor of all the internet viewers; they will get benefit from it I am sure. Thanks for sharing it. And also vist here for buy new blinds in dubai

    ReplyDelete
  32. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  33. This blog has all it takes to be known as the best blog.
    aquí

    ReplyDelete
  34. Divine Loan Opportunity Offered By CHESTER BRIAN LOANS That Save My Family From Financial Bondage {Brianloancompany@yahoo.com}

    Hello Everyone, I am Rosie Rhoma a single mom from Texas USA, I will like to share this great testimony on how i got a loan from Chester Brian Loans, when we were driven out of our home when i couldn't pay my bills anymore, After been scammed by various companies online and denied a loan from my bank and some other credit union i visited. my children were taken by the foster care, i was all alone in the street. Until a day i shamefully walked into an old school mate who introduced me to Daisy Maureen. At first i told her that i am not ready to take any risk of requesting a loan online anymore, but she assured me that i will received my loan from them. On a second thought, due to my homelessness i had to take a trial and applied for the loan, luckily for me i received a loan of $80,000.00 from Chester Brian Loans. Am happy i took the risk and applied for the loan. my kids have been given back to me and now i own a home and a business of my own. All thanks and gratitude goes to CHESTER BRIAN LOAN COMPANY for giving a meaning to life when i had lost all hope. If you currently seeking for a loan assistance, you can contact them via: {Brianloancompany@yahoo.com} OR text +1(803) 373-2162

    ReplyDelete
  35. An all around framed blog that associates with its gathering of people in all the conceivable ways.
    segway stockholm

    ReplyDelete
  36. Mishtifnb a leading online vendor of Catering Kitchen equipment in India. Leading vendor of Double Deep Fryer, Pizza Conveyor Oven, Ice Crusher,Spiral Potato Cutter Machine,Bakery Oven, Bakery Mixer at lowest price in India.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Such a great Post!!
    Thanks for Sharing. Are you looking to buy your Table Tennis Balls? It’s all available at just a click: Table Tennis Balls || stag table tennis balls || Buy Table Tennis Balls Online

    ReplyDelete
  38. Wonderful post....Thanks for sharing your experience..
    END OF LEASE CLEANING SERVICES SYDNEY

    ReplyDelete
  39. Your blog is wonderful! I'm just starting to look around here -- wow, you have so much useful, thoughtful information. Thanks and God bless!

    gay community book
    King of Stars

    ReplyDelete
  40. Vip escorts service in jaipur
    we surely have given on the site and save a tall youthful Independent Jaipur escorts service for yourself and exploit the sex in Jaipur .

    ReplyDelete
  41. Your blog is wonderful! I’m just starting to look around here — wow, you have so much useful, thoughtful information. Thanks and God bless!!!!
    COMMERCIAL CLEANING SERVICES

    ReplyDelete
  42. There is actually a difference between flame resistant and flame retardant fabrics Learn more at https://alchedaletec.wordpress.com/2017/12/29/one-of-the-most-incredibly-ignored-systems-for-flame-retardant-chemical/

    ReplyDelete
  43. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Attractive and useful information. thanks for sharing this type of information...Jumping Lunge Techniques

    ReplyDelete
  45. Very informative article. Loved your effort in brining such a value to the content. Thanks for sharing.
    acer customer support

    ReplyDelete
  46. Fabulous article keep visiting my site also this is for online study of Amie exams.

    Amie exam online study

    ReplyDelete
  47. I am really impress with you for the selecting of new and unique topic and also well written article on it. Thanks for sharing with us.

    ReplyDelete
  48. After posting the posts on your site and seeing me, I am a fan. Because your site is a little different in comparison with others. So I'm hopeful that this site will move forward. I am happy to comment on this page. Thank you

    ReplyDelete
  49. Nice post..Thanks for sharing..
    socialnavy is a best and cheapest smm Reseller panel Script for Social Media Marketing.
    You Can Buy Facebook likes, buy Twitter followers, buy Instagram followers,
    buy YouTube views from this site https://socialnavy.com/

    ReplyDelete
  50. There are several science websites out there that can help students understand difficult topics, prepare for exams, and ultimately serve parents and teachers as a virtual teacher’s aid. The best part: many of the better ones are absolutely free.
    Here’s a look at several popular websites that can get students hooked on science.

    if u went more just see hear "Popular Science Websites"

    ReplyDelete
  51. I really liked reading your post. The post is rich in information. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
    I have a site where smart phones and laptops are sold. It's certainly good to turn around.

    See for more details in "DVcom"

    ReplyDelete
  52. Yeah this is very well concept and i appreciate your topic as well. What is windows

    ReplyDelete
  53. If you facing any kind of issue or error with your brother Printer and need instant Brother Printer Support to troubleshoot the problem, call Brother Printer Customer Support number +1-844-867-9017 to get affordable customer service by certified technician.
    Brother printer support

    ReplyDelete
  54. Quickly Download and Install your McAfee Antivirus online. If you face any problem during mcafee activate through www mcafee com activate and require any help then please call mcafee retail card toll free number .
    www.mcafee.com/activate

    ReplyDelete
  55. McAfee com/activate:- If you have a McAfee Retail card and want to install the security product, visit www mcafee com/activate for quick activation. whether you have purchased it online or from a retail store, it doesn't matter, just go through the following 3 easy steps to activate McAfee in your device.
    www.mcafee.com/activate

    ReplyDelete
  56. Visit norton com/setup to download and install Norton setup from Norton product key online. Quick Norton setup download, installation and activation. Get instant Norton activation support from certified technicians. Call Norton toll-free phone number for quick and easy assistance.

    ReplyDelete

  57. Webroot Support- Searching for the simple steps to download and install your Webroot SecureAnywhere antivirus? get them all are here and protect your device by activating this antivirus using the right Webroot SecureAnywhere key code.


    Webroot Support

    ReplyDelete
  58. Brother Printer Support: There are many errors are there which can trouble us, amongst these one is error 48. Brother Printer errors 48 mean that the print head cable or circuit board is damaged.

    Brother Printer Support

    ReplyDelete

  59. McAfee.com/Activate - find step-wise step procedure for the setup of McAfee antivirus, installation and activation.

    McAfee Activate

    ReplyDelete
  60. Hello and welcome to our Independent Escorts Services in Chennai. Hi I am Chitra Mathur and I am from Chennai basically I belongs to Punjab but I am here to make money and I have joined Independent Escorts Services in Chennai for make money from shortcuts I am very talented Hot and Sexy Independent Call Girl.

    http://stationfm.ning.com/profile/Chtramathur
    https://uberant.com/users/chitramathur/
    http://crossroadshob.ning.com/profile/ChitraMathurhttp://logoncash.ning.com/profile/ChitraMathur
    http://southbeachsingles.ning.com/profile/ChitraMathur
    http://www.hotridesmag.com/profile/ChitraMathur

    ReplyDelete
  61. For McAfee/activate enter 25 digit code and submit to Activate McAfee and download at www-mcafee-com/activate. You require a McAfee Activate scratch code appear on McAfee Activation retail card. Mcafee/Activate - www-mcafee-com/activate Why McAfee Retail Card is an exceptional methodology to do McAfee Activate and present.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Office.com/setup - Get your Office Setup Installed with the assistance of this connection. You may introduce the Microsoft Office with the assistance of this connection.

    ReplyDelete
  63. Interesting stuff to read. Keep it up.
    quick attestation services is a very old name in the field of embassy document attestation services. We offer services like…
    document attestation services
    uae embassy attestation services
    certificate attestation for Kuwait
    qatar embassy attestation
    degree certificate attestation for Qatar and many more
    Please Visit on link below
    Website -> http://www.quickattestationservices.com/
    Facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/qas.attestation
    Facebook Page-> https://www.facebook.com/QuickAServices/
    Twitter -> https://twitter.com/QuickAServices
    Google+ -> https://plus.google.com/u/0/114942161254844124346

    ReplyDelete
  64. Thanks for sharing an informative article with us. This is really helpful.
    PDF format can work for a range of different purposes. It gained popularity due to its multiple unique functions. However, when it comes to writing such documents as business letters, memos, etc. Word is much more convenient
    To know more please visit Convert PDF to Word Documents Online for FREE

    ReplyDelete
  65. Hi,

    Thanks for sharing an informative article. I read your all Article and I am waiting your new Aricle.

    Chennai Escorts Chennai Escorts Chennai Escorts

    ReplyDelete
  66. I think Switzerland should be first priority to travel abroad.

    ReplyDelete
  67. I read this blog and found this is rally informative Blog. Thank you for posting.

    Chennai Escorts

    ReplyDelete
  68. Thank you for Posting this blog. Blog Contains lots of informative data that is useful for us.

    Chennai Escorts

    ReplyDelete
  69. This blog is full of informative date. that is really helpful for those people who is looking for the solution to related topic in it.

    Chennai Escorts

    ReplyDelete
  70. I'm totally agree with your thoughts, the visiting new places realy help to get new ideas which are important for writer. Thanks for sharing....

    ReplyDelete
  71. Roku.com/link

    Roku device comes in different shapes and sizes but their functions and the performance is same. The shape and size may vary but the function will remain same. People can buy it as per their own comfort and convenience. Basically, Roku comes in five models.

    ReplyDelete


  72. It’s only funny when it’s someone else. Untag and pretend it doesn’t exist. The more you comment the more it shows up on news feeds.
    MCAFEE.COM/ACTIVATE

    ReplyDelete


  73. This is the one that seems nice the first time you read it, and then you realize – – it’s really not. It’s the comment that says “Great angle!” or “Wow, this picture makes you look great,” it’s the comment version of saying you don’t normally look like this, clearly this picture is false advertisement
    norton.com/setup

    ReplyDelete

  74. It’s the conversation that probably shouldn’t even be on a facebook wall, but definitey should not be on a picture. For future reference a picture is not the proper place to ask “do you want to hang out later today?”
    Roku.com/link

    ReplyDelete
  75. Experience the full comfort of a home in Class A RV like cooking your own meals, watching your favorite television shows, browsing the internet class a diesel motorhomes for sale

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails