I’ve always been a bit rock ‘n’ roll at heart. The golden era of Disco in the 1970s saw me spinning records for my first entrepreneurial venture, a bona fide mobile disco replete with strobe, coloured floods and liquid oil wheel lighting. Each week I bought four or five new singles (or 45s as we called them … More Smoke on the water… and jazz in Montreux
So I just read yesterday that Google is funding a new software project that will automate the writing of local news. Hmm. As a newly signed up blogger and, ahem, travel writer, I thought to myself: ‘John, you’ve got really poor instincts when it comes to timing; just as you launch ‘Travelling Man’, along comes a … More Robots at dawn… will journos and agents survive?
Oh for the days when ‘jet travel’ meant ‘exotic’, ‘style’ and ‘fast’. In terms of air-speed, since the demise of Concorde we’ve not moved forward one iota, your average plane still trundles along at around 400-500 knots (about 550mph), as it did in 1960. The truth today is that a flight feels less of a pleasure … More Travelling well… coping with long haul flights
I have to thank Ann Ruppenstein and the Canadian Travel Press for my blog title. We chatted only informally some while ago, so I was subsequently surprised and honoured when they published a three page article titled ‘Travelling Man’ in June this year – see link below. The headline pretty much summed up my career … More The origins of my blog title
First blog post excerpt:
Every once in a while a life changing opportunity comes along and, with a screech of brakes and a squealing of tyres, parks itself slap in your driveway… … More On the road again