Bruce Northam has documented tales in more than 100 countries on seven continents. The writer and host of the American Detour travel video series also lectures to campuses, corporate events and Governor’s Conferences on tourism via the Lordly & Dame speakers’ bureau. His presentation is titled Street Anthropology and his book, Globetrotter Dogma, is an award-winning ode to freestyle wandering. Visit AmericanDetour.com for more information.
The travel columnist for The Improper, a New York-based lifestyle magazine, has also contributed to Long Island Pulse, Perceptivetravel.com, Forbes Traveler, Newsday, Canvas, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times, New York Post, Details, Natural Traveler, Men's Edge, National Public Radio, Blue (USA version, former writer-at-large), GoNomad.com, Gibson.com and the Meeting Professionals International’s One + magazine.
Frequently anthologized, his third book, Globetrotter Dogma: 100 Canons for Escaping the Rat Race & Exploring the World, was cited by National Geographic Adventure 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, woo hoo!) His books include The Frugal Globetrotter and In Search of Adventure: A Wild Travel Anthology.
A fourth book about the wisdom of strangers is coming soon … a Street Anthropologist’s Guide to Global Optimism … a 108-country wander in search of unsung hero happiness.