Friday, 2 January 2015

My Travel Year: A Look Back And A Look Forward

As my regular readers know, I'm an avid traveler. Living in Madrid makes it easier, but various things have kept me from doing much travel this year. I have three main threads in my writing career--travel, history, and fiction. For the past ten years all three have had their ups and downs, and in 2014 travel writing was definitely in a down.

The year started well with trips to Tangier and Belgium. Then the travel assignments dried up and besides our usual family trips to Oxford, there wasn't much of anything. I did manage to slip in two more trips to Tangier, but that's it. This is the first year that I can remember where I didn't go to a new country. I'll have to remedy that in 2015. Call it a New Year's resolution.

So where could I go? I recently discovered there's regular flights from Madrid to Algiers, so that's a possibility if I could drum up some freelance. Hungary and Egypt are also possibilities. I'm sure my career will throw me some curveballs as usual, so who knows where I might end up?!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hope you get to travel someplace cool!

Sioux said...

You listed where you could go. But I'm curious. Where WOULD you go, if an editor said, "Sean, you can write about whatever spot you'd like to...and it's on our dime"?

Sean McLachlan said...


Big on my list right now are Sudan, Iceland, Afghanistan, and Mali. Of course I wouldn't mind going pretty much anywhere if the editor is paying, lol!

Donna Volkenannt said...

What an exciting life you live. Here's hoping your travels take you to many more exciting places in 2015!

Bob Sanchez said...

I'm impressed with your travels. May the new year bring you even more great adventures.

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