Thursday, May 3, 2007

New Travel Magazine - RECCE: Literary Journeys for the Discerning Traveler

A new online travel magazine, RECCE: Literary Journeys for the Discerning Traveler, has debuted. The inaugural issue features a conversation with travel writer and essayist Pico Iyer; reflections on Australia by author Jan Morris; a photo portfolio of Patagonia by David Samuel Robbins; and excerpts by Sir Edmund Hillary, Peter Hillary, and Ian Baker from the new book "Himalaya." RECCE edited by award-winning travel writer and editor Don George.

"RECCE is an abbreviation of reconnoiter or reconnaissance, a scouting trip undertaken to get to know an unexplored territory," said George. "This spirit of exploration is at the heart of RECCE. Our goal is to present a wide variety of original literary and photographic content that will deepen our understanding of all places, near and far, and bring the exhilaration of on- the-road discovery into our everyday lives."

Each issue of RECCE will comprise five sections: Illuminations will evoke editor George's own on-the-road lessons from 25 years of travel; Soundings will offer in-depth interviews with some of the planet's most articulate and provocative adventurers and experts; Roundtable will present original commentaries from celebrated writers; Brilliant Books will feature excerpts from the best new travel literature; and Fresh from the Field will showcase a portfolio of freshly photographed images from a distinguished photographer, taken on his or her most recent journey. RECCE's content will change monthly.


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