Travel-inspired writing

Inishmore, Ireland, August 2012. (By Anna Weaver)


Two trips I took this past summer led to articles in Slate Magazine.

The first was to my home state of Hawaii. I happened to be traveling to the island of Lanai with my family at the same time as Oracle CEO Larry Ellison announced he was buying the island. The timing was too perfect not to write a story centering on what Lanai residents thought about the man who now owns most of their homes.


In late August, I was traveling in Ireland and heard about this Guinness holiday designed to sell more beer. That too led to an article in Slate, this time about Arthur’s Day.

Travel never fails to inspire me whether its in pictures or words. Throw in a little lucky timing, and it can mean a great story.