Travel and Travel Writing Beyond the Clichés: In Search of the Perfect Travel Moment in France.
AN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE
The clichés of Paris and of France are wonderful, but our most rewarding travels are those in which we develop a personal connection with our destination.
Using insights, experiences and humorous anecdotes from his travel work in France for more than 20 years, Gary Lee Kraut will reveal how travel and travel writing are enriched by seeking those connections and by the surprises found along the way.
He’ll speak about his own evolution over the years from a tenderfoot journalist working for the Scarsdale Inquirer to a top American specialist on travel in France, explain the wonder and insights that come with finding “perfect travel moments,” and provide useful tips on how and where to look.
This event will take place on the 6th Floor Conference Rooms A & B . Please note that the elevators to the 6th floor will open shortly after 6:00 p.m.
About The Author
Gary Lee Kraut is the author of 5 guidebooks and of numerous articles about France. He is currently the editor of the online travel and culture magazine France Revisited (francerevisited.com). In 1996 he received FrancePress’s Prix d’Excellence for his guidebook to France. In 2012 he was elected to the board of the France’s Heritage Journalists Association, the first non-French journalist to be so honored. As a travel consultant and on-site lecturer, he has worked with a wide array of individuals, including a U.S. senator, a Hollywood actress, a best-selling author, top-flight travel agents, corporate presidents and many curious travelers from across the U.S. and from a half-dozen other countries, helping them travel beyond the clichés.