J. Maarten Troost, author of Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story is an international traveler whose essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and The Prague Post. Here’s an inspiring quote from him, of interest to travel writers:

“So, really, the core is the writing itself. It doesn’t matter how far and how exotic your trip is if you can’t string together a few interesting phrases. That’s the core of it.”