Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum

“There was a single blue line of crayon drawn across every wall in the house. What does it mean? I asked. A pirate needs the sight of the sea, he said and then he pulled his eye patch down and turned and sailed away.”
― Brian Andreas

I thought at first it was a statue.  However, very quickly I learned it was not!  I’m often never fooled by this type of shenanigans.  However, in the end, it was well worth the $5 I gave him to perform for me. And, matey, perform he did.  Truly a pirate at heart.  From one pirate to another!

“I’m no longer a child and I still want to be, to live with the pirates. Because I want to live forever in wonder. The difference between me as a child and me as an adult is this and only this: when I was a child, I longed to travel into, to live in wonder. Now, I know, as much as I can know anything, that to travel into wonder is to be wonder. So it matters little whether I travel by plane, by rowboat, or by book. Or, by dream. I do not see, for there is no I to see. That is what the pirates know. There is only seeing and, in order to go to see, one must be a pirate.”
― Kathy Acker

PirateHappy Talk Like a Pirate Day; Pirates;  Yarr!Great Books of the World – Part 15; Great Books of the World – Part 15; Yo Ho Ho; Rum-Yohoho



Calling All Travel Bloggers

I am posting this as an excellent opportunity for those interested.   I’ve been on this mailing list for an organization called, Glimpse Correspondents Program”   for over three years now.  I have never submitted before but I’ve seen so many excellent blogs on here that I wanted to pass on the information.  You can visit the website and see some of the most amazing travel blogs out there.

Here is the email I received with all of the pertinent links.

This is just a quick reminder that applications for the Fall 2012 Glimpse Correspondents Program will close in one week, on July 30th.

The Glimpse Correspondents Program is currently accepting applications from emerging writers, journalists, photographers and filmmakers who are working, living, studying or volunteering outside of their home countries for a period of at least 10 weeks. This is an excellent opportunity for students or recent graduates to develop a portfolio of published work with the guidance, feedback and support of experienced editors.

Each fall and spring, the Glimpse editorial team selects 10 Glimpse Correspondents. These correspondents are expected to produce two long-form feature stories and/or photo essays, and in return receive one-on-one support from professional editors, free tuition to MatadorU, career training in travel writing and photography, a $600 stipend, and publication on Matador Network and Glimpse.org.

Matador Network is the world’s largest independent travel magazine. With millions of monthly visitors, Matador is a key place to get attention from a wide and enthusiastic audience. Powered by Matador Network, the Glimpse Correspondent’s Program offers a unique, funded opportunity to learn to develop and publish quality, complex long-form travel stories and to establish a dedicated readership.

If you’d like more information on this topic, or to submit an application, please visit the Glimpse website atwww.glimpse.org. You can read the stories of previous correspondents athttp://matadornetwork.com/topics/glimpse/ on Matador Network.

Please feel free to contact me at sarah@glimpse.org with any further questions.


Sarah Menkedick
Editor in Chief, Glimpse.org

Good luck to anyone interested.