Remembering Flo

When Marco Polo and Society of American Travel Writers chapter member Florence Lemkowitz — who died in her 90s in mid-October — made her usual dramatic entrance into an SATW gathering there was no need for a flare of trumpets or a butler’s announcement.

The Sad State of U.S. Publishing

Aggressively pursuing digital media and online social networking outlets makes sense as we move into a direct-to-consumer era, where the intermediary layer of the journalist/editor disappears.

Where Have All the Travel Editors Gone?

By turning to freelancers, wire services and syndicates, newspapers avoid the ethical quandary of accepting complimentary travel, which, heaven forbid, could pollute stories with smarmy public relations influence.