Hotel Chelsea: The World’s Most Infamous Writer’s Retreat

by Neil Fitzgerald Henry Miller famously said that most writing is done “away from the typewriter, away from the desk. […]

The Odd Couple in Barcelona: Anton Gaudi & Robert Hughes

by Tom McGuire “What is that?”  I wondered the first time I saw it. I should have asked the name. […]

Sprezzatura in Cinque Terre, The 5 Villages of Effortless Beauty

by Nicole Kennedy The Italians have an expression for art that the English language has still not found an equivalent […]

Robert Laxalt’s Nevada

by Peter Mires “My father was a sheepherder, and his home was the hills.”  –Sweet Promised Land (1957) To many […]

Red Cloud, Nebraska: Willa Cather’s Lifelong Muse

by Sue Repko As I drove west toward Grand Island, Nebraska, the psychic battle for my literary allegiance kicked into […]

Strong Pioneer Women: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Western Classics

by Rachel McGinnis Laura Ingalls Wilder was born on February 7, 1867 in Pepin, Wisconsin, the daughter of Charles and […]

Traveler, Writer, Citizen: The James Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA

by Jennifer Ciotta Donning Texan-style bolo ties and large-brimmed cowboy hats, James Michener appeared as if he just stepped out […]

Traveling With Jo-Ann Mapson: A 21st Century Western Writer

by Marie Loggia-Kee Writer Marie Loggia-Kee shares with the readers of Literary Traveler her inspiring phone interview with Western writer, […]

Tarzan in Los Angeles: The Legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs

by David Silon When considering which author I should investigate, I figured the best place to start is right in […]

Mutiny in Robinson Crusoe and Beyond

by Rachel McGinnis Mutiny on the open seas is as common to pirate lore as buried treasure and “X” marking […]