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Terrific Travel Advice from Everett Potter

Everett Potter:  The Guy in the Know When It Comes to Travel

Everett Potter: The Guy in the Know When It Comes to Travel

I recently did a Travel Fun interview with top travel writer, Everett Potter, and boy did we have fun trading stories about the travel world. Everett, a travel writer for over twenty-five years, may easily be considered one of the country’s foremost authorities on travel. He’s a regular contributor to many illustrious travel publications including Ski Magazine, Forbes Life and Travel & Leisure.  He launched an online newsletter and blog, Everett Potter’s Travel Report, a handful of years ago, a logical outgrowth to all the information he amasses from his freelance assignments.

So here we are—two bloggers that have been published in various outlets aside from the worldwide web. You’ve got to hear what we say about this new world of travel writing, a world largely dominated by the Internet where anyone can self publish their thoughts and opinions without the careful eye of an editor.  “A lot of the blogosphere has stories completely unedited, not fact checked,” Everett points out.  Facebook and Twitter are mentioned in the same breath as remarks about the constant changes of travel writing online and off.

We discuss TripAdvisor in far greater detail, weighing the pros and cons of this Internet phenomenon that often leaves hotel G.M.s and other hospitality industry heavyweights cringing with every other posting.  Of course many of the critiques ring legitimate, others not so much.  “There’s an awful lot of English people lamenting the fact that there’s not a tea kettle in their room,” Everett says.  I chuckle and sympathize with these complaints since being a tea drinker myself, it’s truly awful to make tea in a coffee pot.

Everett also talks about how and where to find the most value for your travel dollars, how to book hotels and flights, today’s lodging and airline cutbacks and much more. Don’t plan your next trip without listening to this interview!

I bet Everett would be tons of fun to be with on a trip, especially to a place such as England.  You can do just that September 26-October 3 on a Dartmoor to Exmoor Walk, a soft adventure walking tour, organized by The Wayfarers.  There are still some places left, but act fast!

You’ll find a wealth of stories on food and wine, culture, adventure travel and more at Everett’s blog.  There you can also toss your hat (or e-mail address) into the ring for a variety of contests he offers on a regular basis.  They’re downright giveaways, in fact, where you can snag a hotel stay, cruise and more.

Sit down with a good cup of tea or a glass of wine and listen to all that Everett and I have to say about today’s wonderful and crazy world of travel.  Click on the play button below to begin.

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