Unraveling Travel n Ravel…

24 Aug


As a blogger, I consider myself very fortunate, in that I’ve had the opportunity to work with or write about such a wide variety of other writers, artists, musicians and photographers, either by collaborating on the same project or by contributing some writing to a completely different blog.

Travel n Ravel is a new site from Australian blogger, writer, editor and seasoned traveller, Ian Cochrane, who I first met on the pages of a couple of years ago.
It collects the work of bloggers from all walks of life and from all over the world, writing “most things even vaguely related to travel”, which makes for an eclectic mix of personal journals, travelogues and general musings with even the most tenuous links to the theme of travel (given the minimal amount of travelling I’ve done recently, I think I’ll be mostly included in that last category).
If you have learned anything about me during your perusal of my meandering ramblings, you’ll know that if nothing else, I like a challenge and find it difficult to say no to an invitation.

So when Ian invited me to contribute to his new platform, I jumped at the chance before I even thought about what I might write for him.

As I racked my brain over the weekend, it occurred to me that I didn’t necessarily have to write about me travelling somewhere, just travelling generally, at which point I had a flash of inspiration.
If our recent battle with the massed ranks of immigration officials and inept government visa departments wouldn’t come loosely under the “travel” heading, then I don’t know what would.

So it is my pleasure to present to you a link to my very first (official) contribution to the world of travel writing, ladies and gentlemen;

The Day America Came To Me.


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6 responses to “Unraveling Travel n Ravel…

  1. Ian Cochrane

    August 24, 2015 at 22:08

    thanks so much Dale for the kind words. you’ve nailed the gist of TravelnRavel in one!
    that was an amazing story of yours, I’m so glad it turned out so well after all the issues. not something we normally think about. a well written account. not so traveled? you are a well-traveled soul and a writer with a lot to offer.
    thanks so much for being part of the mystery-adventure that is TravelnRavel

    • dalecooper57

      August 24, 2015 at 22:21

      It’s an absolute pleasure Ian, thank you for the invite.

  2. annieboreson

    August 24, 2015 at 23:23

    I remember reading your work on blogcatalog. Always enjoyable! So glad you are writing on Travel n Ravel. Also glad everything worked out on the home front! What an ordeal! Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    • dalecooper57

      August 25, 2015 at 02:22

      Thank you Annie, yes I couldn’t really get on with the BC set up on my phone or tablet and it was too time consuming so I haven’t been on there for ages.
      It is a massive relief to all of us that it all worked out, I just wish it hadn’t taken quite so long, Rhonda just wants to start work.

      I’ll be just as interested to see what I come up with, if not more so.

  3. jerseylil

    August 26, 2015 at 03:47

    Hi Dale, that was a great post you did and what a relief for you and Rhonda that things finally got worked out. I’ve been enjoying Ian’s Travel n Ravel site, all the interesting writers and varied travel-related posts, and nice that you’ll be contributing there as well!

    • dalecooper57

      August 26, 2015 at 12:07

      It does look like a good site, I just hope I can find enough things to write about that fit their brief.


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