Quite a few of my college friends spent their undergraduate summers as researcher-writers for the well-known Let’s Go travel guides. At our recent reunion, we revisited some of their experiences (and my failure to obtain a Let’s Go job, due, I am sure, to my utter inability to answer this simple interview question: “Tell us how you’d direct someone from Mather House [one of the upperclass Houses] to the T [subway] station.” OK, so I have a terrible sense of direction. Did that mean I had no hope as a travel writer?).
So with Let’s Go recently on my mind again, I was intrigued by this article in Sunday’s Boston Globe on how the staff members do their jobs these days. If you’re a travel writer, or a Let’s Go reader, you’ll appreciate it, too.