November 2017 Featured Journalist: Durhl Caussey
Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Durhl Caussey Durhl Caussey followed a long career as an educator by publishing in two weekly newspapers (Oak Cliff Tribune and Archer County Advocate) covering cars, sports and some travel for various publications, including The Epoch Times, Focus Daily News, Baylor County Banner and Daily Commercial Record among others.

What got you into travel writing?

My travel writing wife Jo Ann Holt-Caussey sparked my interest in travel writing. She had been writing food and travel articles while I was writing about cars and other features.  We shared so many experiences on the road, I started writing travel articles too, while she started writing about cars.

What's the most challenging part of travel writing for you?

The most challenging part of travel writing is wanting to cover everything that happens on a trip, it’s just not possible.

What one thing [equipment or a personal item] can't you go without on the road?

Since I’m “old school,” I always like to have a good, updated map of the city/state/area I’m exploring. Without that map I tend to get disoriented; I just feel better when I’m holding it.

What was your most unusual and/or memorable travel experience?

My most memorable travel experience is usually the most recent, but a favorite was helping judge the international chili cook off for its 50th anniversary last year in Terlingua, Texas.

What is the best piece of advice you could give to a rookie travel writer?

My advice for a rookie travel writer is don’t be afraid to talk to strangers, people you meet in other countries or places can share valuable insight. Plus you might make new friends.