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Tales Told From The Road Publisher Wins NATJA Recognition

Tales Told From The Road Publisher Wins NATJA Recognition

NATJA LogoTales Told From The Road publisher, Dick Jordan, is pleased to announce the recognition he received the in the 2016 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards for Excellence in Travel Journalism competition:
 
The “U.S. National Park Series” from Tales Told From The Road was a finalist in the “Travel Series – Online Publication” category.
 
His story, “Spring In The Sierra: At Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks,” in Bay Area Travel Writers book, Travel Features and Photos: California’s National Parks, Monuments, Trails, Seashores and Historic Sites was given a Bronze Award in the “Special Focus Travel Articles – Print: U.S. National Parks Services Centennial Celebration” category.
Internet Radio Show: “Cuba, Libre?” and Travel to Cuba Highlighted

Internet Radio Show: “Cuba, Libre?” and Travel to Cuba Highlighted

Cuba is one of the hot, trendy travel destinations for Americans and in his feature-length documentary film, Cuba, Libre?, Tales Told From The Road publisher, Dick Jordan, traces the history of travel to that so-near-yet-so-far-for-so-long Caribbean island from the early decades of the 20th century to the present day.

On Sunday, July 17, 2016, Jordan and fellow travel writers Monica Mary Conrady, Lee Daley, and M.J. Pramik, who appear in Jordan’s Cuba documentary, discussed the film, and travels to Cuba and other places, with Melinda Adams, host of the two-hour long “Lilycat on Stuff” show on San Francisco’s FCC Free Radio.

You can listen to the podcast of the show on the Tales Told From The Road SoundCloud Channel.

(Thanks to Linda Watanbe McFerrin of Left Coast Writers for arranging the appearance of Dick Jordan and his colleagues on the “Lilycat on Stuff” show. Left Coast Writers members, who pen books, articles and stories covering a wide-range of literary genres, are guests on that FCC Free Radio show on one Sunday each month.)

Your Flight from The U.S. to Cuba Arrived, But Now What?

Your Flight from The U.S. to Cuba Arrived, But Now What?

The easing of restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens announced by President Obama on December 17, 2014, has generated a great deal of interest of the part of Americans in visiting an island that during three decades of Cold War between the U.S. and Cuba’s staunch ally, the Soviet Union, was essentially off-limits.

After the U.S.S.R. crumbled in 1991, Cuba turned to tourism to bolster its economy and Americans began to travel there again on “people-to-people” cultural exchange tours, and such tours continue today.

But a major factor limiting travel from the U.S. to Cuba has been the lack of regularly scheduled air service, forcing Americans to either go on a group tour or try to snag an empty seat on a charter flight.

(NA Parish Flickr Photo)

That is about to change.

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