Category Archives: Let’s Go

Barcelona Walking Tour Podcast

Bienvenido a Barcelona! This Let’s Go audio walking tour should help you find the gaudiest and finest Barcelona has to offer. You could do it all in one long day, or pick and choose, since each track covers a separate sight or neighborhood.

Download the audio files [mp3] or read the story behind the story here…

This and the Paris walking tour were my first stab at writing the script for an audio format. It took a little over a year for me to get around to visiting Barcelona myself, but when I did I was able to share parts of this tour with some other travelers–fun!

Unlike Paris, Barcelona’s public bicycle system is not geared towards short-stay visitors.

Paris Walking Tour Podcast

Bienvenue a Paris! This Let’s Go audio walking tour should help you find the crème de la crème in the City of Lights. You could do it all in one long day, or pick and choose, since each track covers a separate sight or neighborhood.

Download the audio files [.zip] or read the story behind the story here…

This and the Barcelona walking tour were my first stab at writing the script for an audio format. I’ve since walked most of this tour, but today I’d advise using the Velib bicycles to speed it up!

Spain & Portugal 2007

I spent a summer crossing the Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa in northern Spain, sacrificing sleep and stripping my rental car’s clutch all in the name of improving Let’s Go’s travel guidebooks.

It was a summer of pastoral mountain scenery, hitchhiking with hippies and undercover police, and yes, the Sanfermines in Pamplona.

I didn’t know it then, but my summer jobs researching and writing budget travel guidebooks would morph into my full-time career as a freelance writer.

Puerto Rico

My rental car’s brakes failed, stray dogs chased me up a hill, and dozens of mosquitoes greeted me in my hostel shower–all in one day. The other 48 days of my Puerto Rican adventures were a breeze in comparison.

I sat through flash rainstorms in Puerto Rico’s Cordillera Central and swam with bioluminescent microbes and radio astronomers–but only the microbes lit up. I visited lost Spanish colonial towns and the remnants of a Cold War American Air Force base.

The results are in the second  edition of Let’s Go: Puerto Rico, researched in the summer of 2005 and published in 2006.