I Must Be Off! New Look, New Concept

Hi, adorable I Must Be Off! readers. You may have noticed that a few things have changed here. The biggest change is that you now can become part of I Must Be Off! You can submit your own travel writing, photos, and links to your YouTube videos. After we review and accept them, you’ll be […]

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Cycling in Munich — Tips from a Local

Bike and Biergarten — Great CombinationI was not raised with a bicycle. Or maybe I had one for 10 minutes when I was 10–before it was stolen. Nashville, at least way back when I was a kid, was not a place for bikes. Munich, my home now, is. It’s not Beijing, but it’s certainly bike-friendly–or […]

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The 2018 I Must Be Off! Travel Writing Competition — The Results!

Again this year the I Must Be Off! Travel Writing Competition has been a storm of stories from around the world. From the mountains of India to the depths of the oceans, from Mongolia to Maine, you’ve taken us there–and for this we’re grateful. We love being part of your adventures. This year’s judge has […]

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The I Must Be Off! Travel Writing Competition — Shortlist!

Once again, thank you to everyone who entered the 2018 I Must Be Off! Travel Writing Competition. Your stories and experiences have as always taken us around the world. We appreciate all the work you put into your submissions. This year we’ve received several requests for individual feedback. Sadly, due to the large number of […]

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Other Household Toxins Giveaway!

Are you strapped for cash? Running low on dough? Are you one of the 300 million US-Americans who have not read Other Household Toxins, my debut collection of flash fiction,yet…but would love to…if there were just a way, some magical process, an angel, someone who might wave a wand and make that dream come true? […]

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Baby Made a List!

Photo from flickrI’m beyond thrilled that Baby has made it onto a list of recommended flash fiction provided by the editors of 100 Word Story and curated by The Millions. The list includes stellar writers such as Leesa Cross-Smith, Kim Chinquee, Meg Pokrass, Kara Vernor, Stuart Dybek, and Joy Williams. Also on the list are […]

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Thirteen Days of Hiking on Corsica — Cascades de Purcaraccia

The deceptively easy path near the start of the trailIf you’re headed to the mountains on Corsica, chances are you’ll happen upon Bocca di Larone, a popular starting point for several of hikes. You’ll at least drive by it on your way to Col de Bavella, the starting point of our second hike to the […]

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Thirteen Days of Hiking on Corsica — The Tavignano Valley

You will no doubt remember my first tip from our first day of hiking on Corsica: Book your accommodation as close to your hiking destination as possible to avoid the notoriously slow traffic on the main roads. So for our third day of hiking we set out for Corte, 87k to the north of our […]

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What Strangers Do at [PANK]

I have a troubling story at [PANK]. I’m thrilled to have a story there. A dream. But it’s a story that you will not be reading to your children and one you probably will find difficult to read to yourself. I actually read it aloud for the site–and that was difficult for me. There are […]

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Thirteen Days of Hiking on Corsica — Col de Bavella to the Paliri Hut

Today we’re on the trail from Col de Bavella to the Paliri Hut. Do you like narrow serpentine roads graced with sheer drop-offs, crumbly guardrails, and pigs running wild? Well, half-wild and not exactly running. They seem bored by the constant stream of cars. Col de Bavella is a popular starting point for lots of […]

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