Travel Interviews

Interview With Amanda Pressner: A Year of Getting Lost

Michael Yessis talks to one of the authors of "The Lost Girls" about long-term travel and its unforeseen rewards

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Interview With Andrew Potter: Travel and the Search for Authenticity

Michael Yessis asks the author of "The Authenticity Hoax" if authentic travel experiences exist -- and about the cost of our search for them

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Interview With Bela Fleck: A Banjo Virtuoso in Africa

Interview With Bela Fleck: A Banjo Virtuoso in Africa Photo courtesy of Bela Fleck

David Frey asks the acclaimed musician about a new documentary and album

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Interview with Jeremy Weate: Off the Map in Nigeria

Frank Bures talks to the guidebook author about the challenges and rewards of travel in Nigeria

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Interview with Seth Stevenson: ‘Grounded’

The author's new book chronicles his surface journey around the world. Frank Bures asks him about it -- and why he thinks air travel isn't really travel.

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Interview with Stephanie Elizondo Griest: ‘The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010’

Eva Holland talks with the editor of a new anthology

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Interview With Carl Hoffman: Riding ‘The Lunatic Express’

Jim Benning asks the author about the joys and challenges of traveling in steerage

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Interview With Ted Conover: Traveling ‘The Routes of Man’

Frank Bures asks the author about the role of roads in the world -- from Ladakh and the Peruvian Andes to the West Bank

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Interview With Peter Hessler: Behind the Wheel in China

Interview With Peter Hessler: Behind the Wheel in China Photo by Darryl Kennedy

Frank Bures asks the New Yorker writer about his new book, "Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory"

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Interview With Marco Werman: Traveling in Search of the World’s Music

Interview With Marco Werman: Traveling in Search of the World’s Music Photo: Tracy Powell

Jim Benning asks the public broadcasting host about a new show and his love of music from around the globe

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Interview with Susan Van Allen: ‘100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go’

Interview with Susan Van Allen: ‘100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go’ Photo courtesy of Susan Van Allen

Eva Holland asks the author why female travelers (and travel writers) are so drawn to Italy

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Interview with Alain de Botton: ‘A Week at the Airport’

Frank Bures asks Heathrow's first writer-in-residence about non-places, taking time to arrive and what airports tell us about ourselves

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Interview With Loreena McKennitt: Musical Travel Writing

Jim Benning asks the singer-songwriter about her most powerful travel experiences

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Interview with Jason Reitman and Walter Kirn: ‘Up in the Air’

Michael Yessis asks the men behind the book and its movie adaptation about Airworld

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Interview with Pat Croce: Pirate Soul

M.B. Roberts asks the founder of Pirate Soul Museum in Key West, Florida, about the enduring appeal of pirates

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