Some of you know this, but I’m formally announcing it as of now: I’m serving as the editor-in-chief of Volette, a new and badass travel blog created by my friend and colleague Joe Tangredi. Volette is going to be my kind of travel blog, which means it’s going to be weird and cool and will have, under no circumstances, anything written by earnest Australian backpacker types who haven’t worn pants that reach their knees since the mid-90s. Screw those guys.
We’ve already got some great work up by writers such as NME regular Paolo Hewitt (on the seductive streets of London’s SoHo) and Stine Bauer Dahlberg, our managing editor (who weighs in on
Stockholm Oslo, Scandanavia’s new “capitol of cool”).
And today, you can read Volette’s first feature article: “Istanbul: City Of Cats”, by yours truly. It’s an account of my time in Istanbul a few weeks ago, a long piece, and — I think — one of the best pieces I’ve ever written.
We’ll be adding video and pics to the piece in the upcoming days, and there’s a sequel coming very soon, about my trip to Cappadocia. This is a standalone piece, and I hope you really like it.
If you do, please please please link to it. We’d like to appear somewhere in Google, so any linkage you can do from your site or blog will be much appreciated. We’re a small outfit, and we need grassroots support.
So go check it out, and let us know what you think!