A key thing to realize about travel writing is that it needn’t be about travel to conventional tourist spots. Nor does it have to be about traveling by plane, staying in hotels, and informing the reader about cool places to eat. The main thing is adventure, and this may happens as often in the wilds as in great cities. Also, sometimes it is travel through your own immediate neighborhood (example Henry David Thoreau’s essay “Walking”). And sometimes the finest travel writing .has a quality of serendipity—wandering rather than traveling with a specific purpose in mind. My own specialty in travel writing, I suppose, would be what I call “Urban Adventure,” and I’ll talk some about that and, if there is time, share a film concerning it.