By Bruce Northam

About Bruce

“Bruce Northam is what you might call well-traveled.” —CNBC

 

Think of it as a Chicken Soup for the traveler — with balls.” —Thrillist

 

Bruce Northam is the author of THE DIRECTIONS TO HAPPINESS: A 135-Country Quest for Life Lessons. Bruce’s show, American Detour, reveals the travel writer’s journey. His alternative keynote presentation, Directions to Your Destination, reveals the many shades of the travel industry and how to entice travelers. His other live performance, Street Anthropology, is an ode to freestyle wandering. Visit AmericanDetour.com.

 

Bruce contributes to Thrillist, Perceptive Travel, Long Island Pulse, JohnnyJet, TimeOut New York, and GoNomad. He’s also appeared in MPI’s Plan Your Meeting, Afar, Outside, Yahoo Travel, Atlas Obscura, American Express’s Inspirato, Travelgirl, The Washington Times, Islands, CAAC (Air China’s in-flight magazine), USA Today, High Times, The Improper, Newsday, National Geographic Traveler, the New York Times, New York Post, Details, Natural Traveler, ALO, Forbes Traveler, National Public Radio, FamTripper.com, The Huffington Post, Blue (USA version, former writer-at-large), Utne Reader, Gibson.com, and Programming (NACA).

 

Literary recognition includes Lowell Thomas awards, Visit Britain’s Grand Prize, and top honors from the Press Club of Long Island. In addition to authoring Globetrotter Dogma, In Search of Adventure, and The Frugal Globetrotter, Bruce is frequently anthologized.

 

*This one-minute audition introduces Bruce’s travel mission. Preview thirty short episodes of American Detour.

 

Bruce’s book, Globetrotter Dogma: 100 Canons for Escaping the Rat Race & Exploring the World, was cited by National Geographic as one of “Ten better choices: insightful travelogues that will inspire rather than dictate.” (Geographic’s list included The Travels of Marco Polo, by Marco Polo.)

 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

 

Travel+Leisure describes The Directions to Happiness as “a fun ride.”

 

“Adventure rock ‘n’ roll.” —Condé Nast

 

“By the end of the book, you like the author, you believe him, and you’ve had a fun ride–because this is no namby-pamby travelogue.” —Travel+Leisure

 

“Write This Way.” —Huffington Post

 

“A Literary Compass: 135 Countries, Infinite Lessons, One Book.” —Travelgirl Magazine

 

“Bruce Northam is what you might call well-traveled.” —CNBC

 

Think of it as a Chicken Soup for the traveler — with balls. —Thrillist

 

A JOURNEY THROUGH 135 COUNTRIES REVEALS WISDOM FROM UNLIKELY SAGES — In THE DIRECTIONS TO HAPPINESS, Bruce Thoreau Northam shares the infinite goodwill of strangers through engaging tales from his travels to 135 countries. He has spent decades navigating the globe in a continuing search for words to live by—and live for—in his quest for enlightenment.

 

NBC interview

Bruce Northam

Bruce Northam

 

One Response

  1. julius sigler

    Hi Bruce! I got your phone message and am so sorry I missed you. Were you in Lynchburg? I’ve kept up with your career over the years–both through Chuck Shull and the Internet. It’s been amazing and I’m proud of your accomplishments! I hope we can arrange for you to share your passion for travel here on campus sometime soon. Meanwhile, keep in touch and be well!
    Cheers!
    Julius

    October 20, 2014 at 12:10 pm

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