"Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold, and its preservation is a fine thing. "
"Publishing your work is important. Even if you are giving a piece to some smaller publication for free, you will learn something about your writing. The editor will say something, friends will mention it. You will learn. "
"You have to first be a writer and somebody who loves to write. If I couldn't travel, I would still write."
"The way one approaches a wilderness story is to fashion a quest - find something that you are truly interested in finding or discovering. "
"There's a story everywhere. Being bored to death someplace is basically a funny proposition. What you have to watch out for is you don't write a boring story about a boring place. "
"You become a better writer by writing. You become a better travel writer by writing about travel. "