I found an article by a friend last week (A quick fix of the Sahara, Max Wooldridge, Mail on Sunday) which was typically imaginative, witty and inspiring. Max has always been a brilliant travel writer. (I dropped him an email to tell him that.. again!).
Anyway, it's left me feeling a bit wistful. Not just for the Sahara, but for publishing travel articles. I used to do it on the old Travel News Organisation website - the forerunner to Travel Lists. But Travel Lists just doesn't have the budget and the British Guild of Travel Writers would , quite rightly, tear the epaulettes from my shoulders and eject me if I started publishing unpaid-for articles.