Bob Payne is the author of a 142-country memoir, Escape Clauses - Getting Away With a Travel Writing Life. He is an award-winning travel writer whose work has appeared in such publications as Conde Nast Traveler, Outside, Men's Journal, Islands, and Bon Appetit. At Conde Nast Traveler, where he was a long-time Contributing Editor, he is believed to be the only writer ever to put a Polynesian tattoo on an expense report.
Escape Clauses - Getting Away With a Travel Writing Life
When people ask Bob Payne how to get started as a travel writer, he often tells them that running away from home at 15 and hitchhiking alone around America is what worked for him. In Escape Clauses, he chronicles how he parlayed that first solo adventure into decades of world travel by seeking out strangers in far places and making their stories a part of his own.