By Jed Clark
The Travelers' Tales series of anthologies is seeking submissions for upcoming titles. The publisher is looking for personal, nonfiction stories and anecdotes--funny, illuminating, adventurous, frightening, or grim. Stories should "reflect that unique alchemy that occurs when you enter unfamiliar territory and begin to see the world differently as a result." Stories that have already been published, including book excerpts, are welcome, and Travelers' Tales does not restrict the authors' rights in any way to have their stories reprinted elsewhere. Authors of accepted essays receive a $100 honorarium plus a copy of the book.
Hostelling International USA members can now travel with a translator in their ear, thanks to a new discount partnership with CyraKnow, the company that uses iPod technology to help new and seasoned travelers learn the nuances of pronunciation and basic phrases for four major languages in a short period of time.
From authentic Irish pubs and laid-back neighborhood bars to ultra-hip lounges and high-intensity dance clubs, the opportunities are endless for partying the night away in everyone's favorite City by the Bay. When the skyline begins to sparkle under the stars, San Francisco's nightlife comes alive--check out these popular spots for sipping cocktails, late-night dining, or dancing till dawn.