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There once was a Rabbi…

Posted by: | September 19, 2012 | No Comment |

Rabbi Benjamin of Tudela When the roman empire fell in the fourth and fifth century, literacy, transportation and trade suffered a severe blow which ultimately put a halt on written news. Most of Europe was left without any knowledge of contemporary news, which was the case until the 12th century. The earliest known form of […]

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Travel Journalism’s itinerary

Posted by: | September 27, 2011 | No Comment |

Travel journalism has been around since 1160, where a rabbi wrote of his travels. In that age, travel news was mainly written. Now it is usually televised or photographed. Regardless of the medium, travel journalism seeks to describe places to an audience. It may be that in this age, we are more visual so these […]

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Travel writing: Pico Iyer

Posted by: | December 9, 2010 | No Comment |

A traveler from birth, Pico Iyer was born in Oxford, England before he and his family picked up and moved to California by the time he turned seven years old. Iyer flew back and forth by plane between California and Oxford throughout his schooling years. As soon as he graduated high school, he worked at […]

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Travel reporting became popular in the early 20th century. It branched off into different subgenres including guidebooks and travel literature, which is travel writing of literary value. Travel literature involves a person traveling for pleasure and writing down their experience in a travelogue. Travelogues usually show a narrative beyond just jotting down dates and events. […]

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