A short list of Mark Orwoll’s travel writing:

A Lament for the End of Europe’s Night Trains (Town & Country)

Hunting for Landmines in Cambodia: If You See A Bomb, Don’t Touch It (Matador Network)

Sharks and Stingrays Are Waiting at This Private Island Belize Resort (Travel + Leisure)

7 Days on the Mekong: How the Saddest River in Asia Made Me Smile (Fodor’s Travel)

Thundering Herd: The Great Bison Round-up of Custer State Park (Saturday Evening Post)

The Road Through America Has More Cultural Intersections Than Divided Highway (East-West News Service)

9 Reasons Why (European) Georgia Should Be on Your Mind (Jetsetter)

Israel Enters the Wine Business (Hemispheres)

8 Ships That Prove River Cruising Can Be Luxurious (Robb Report)

My Wife Wants A Japanese Bidet (Saturday Evening Post)

Books by Mark Orwoll

John Wayne Speaks: The Ultimate John Wayne Quote Book (St. Martin’s Griffin) was a labor of love for the author, who watched every John Wayne film in consecutive order—twice—in order to select the best quotes from John Wayne’s 50-year film career. The book also includes an introduction to Wayne and his movies, capsule reviews of the actor’s 173 films, and lists of Duke’s finest roles. Brian Downes, executive director of the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum, called it, “A virtual Bible of the actor’s most memorable movie lines. This book is a thorough delight.”

e-Travel (Macmillan) was published at the dawn of the modern Internet era, when everyone was still finding their way through the World Wide Web. In 1999, Macmillan launched a series of books (subtitled “SAMS Teach Yourself Today) on an array of subjects with guidance on how to learn about the topics on the Web. Macmillan approached Mark Orwoll to write the book on travel, based on “Smart Traveler,” his daily online column for Travel + Leisure. e-Travel was later translated into Hebrew and Greek, but Orwoll never saw an extra nickel in royalties. Hmm.