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Travel Writing

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
~ Marcel Proust




Linda Aksomitis kayaking on Lake Lanier at the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Linda Aksomitis kayaking on Lake Lanier at the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Question: How do you pronounce your last name, Aksomitis?

Answer: Aksomitis is not as hard to say as it looks written down! It is pronounced like this: The Akso sounds like oxo, as in oxo cubes; the mitis sounds like Midas as in Midas mufflers. So altogether Aksomitis sounds like “oxomidas.”

Question: How many publications do you have in periodicals, Websites, newspapers, and other journalism markets?

Answer:  I have more than 1000 publications in various markets in both the traditional and online publishing worlds. I first published at the age of ten, and started my journalism career as the high school correspondent to local newspapers in the tenth grade.

Question: Where do you sell your photos?

Answer: I have published my photos in book format (I’ve taken all but three of the two hundred photos in Illustrated Guide to Snowmobile Racing, which David and I wrote, plus have half a dozen photos in Snowmobiles from Capstone Educational Publisher), newspapers, and travel magazines (such as Connecticut AAA Journeys, Pathfinders magazine, Dreamscapes, etc).

Question: Where can I read some of your travel articles in traditional print magazines?

Answer: I’ve been a regular contributor to the following print publications:

Question: Where can I find some of your articles on the Internet?

Answer: I’m the Owner and Webmaster for guide2travel.ca and the Managing Editor/Photographer for SnowRider Online Magazine & Snowmobile Encyclopedia.

These are a few of my favourite articles on other Websites:

Question: Where do you still want to travel?

Answer: I love the southern United States, especially the Gulf Shore, so I always look for trips there. One area I haven’t travelled much of is the U.S. East coast, so that’s a priority too. In Canada, I still have to visit New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories. I also enjoy travel to other continents, and while I’ve been in Europe, Asia, and Mexico, there are still many, many destinations I’d love to see.

Linda Aksomitis in Switzerland

Linda Aksomitis at Harderkulm, Switzerland, with the city of Interlaken nestled below in the valley, and the Alps mountains in the distance.

Question: Do you take FAM trips?

Answer: Yes, I participate in FAM trips, individually hosted trips, plus travel independently with my husband or other family members.

Question:  What kind of trips do you enjoy most?

Answer:  I like adventure trips that let me try new experiences and activities. However, I also like a trip to be sprinkled with historic and cultural activities, so I can get a sense of what the location is all about. A trip that’s pure adrenlin rush leaves little time for absorbing the place, while one that’s museum after museum numbs the mind and body both.

Question: What’s the next “most important” destination you want to visit?

Answer:  Every destination is important! I like to sample life, so each new place I visit provides lots of new opportunities. I still have provinces and states to visit, as well as the wide world beyond North America. So, I go wherever opportunity takes me.

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