Dave Fox

About Dave Fox

Dave Fox is an award-winning humor and travel writer, and public speaker. He also spends several months in Europe each year as a tour guide for Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door. A former news anchor for Wisconsin Public Radio, he has written for a variety of newspapers, magazines, and book publishers including:

  • Rick Steves
  • Lonely Planet
  • Trips
  • Big World
  • Transitions Abroad
  • Silver Kris (Singapore Airlines in-flight magazine)
  • The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • The Portland Oregonian
  • The Wisconsin State Journal
  • The Dallas Morning News

His writing has also appeared in letters to his mother, though not often enough if you ask her.

Dave won the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop Book Proposal Contest in 2004, sponsored by the University of Dayton, Ohio, and AuthorHouse Books. Author House awarded Dave a 2,000 dollar publishing and promotions package for his proposal to write his collection of humorous stories about things that have gone wrong in his international travels. , Getting Lost: Mishaps of an Accidental Nomad was initially released by AuthorHouse in 2006 and was selected as a "new and notable" travel book by Amazon.com. A second, improved edition was published by Inkwater Press in May, 2008.

Dave got started in travel writing by journaling about his travels, which he has been doing ever since he lived in England at age seven. His unique approach to travel journaling teaches travelers how to weave together their "inner journey" and "outer journey" to create a more vivid travel journal. His class was recommended in the Wall Street Journal in February, 2003. His book about travel journaling, Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and still have time to enjoy your trip!), was published by Inkwater Press in July, 2008.

Dave has also released The Fox that Quacked: Essays from Planet Earth, an audiobook of his humor essays. The CD includes humorous stories from home and abroad. It is available on his website at www.davethefox.com.

Foreign travel has been a big part of Dave's life since childhood. He has lived in Norway, Turkey, and England, and traveled in more than 40 countries on five continents. He spends several months in Europe each year as a tour guide for Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door and has also worked on cruise ships as a guest lecturer for Holland America Lines. He has been a Scandinavian cultural consultant to the History Channel program, "Weird US," and an opening speaker for Princess Märtha Louise of Norway.

Dave lectures frequently on a variety of topics — from informative writing and travel seminars to humorous keynotes about his overseas misadventures. He has a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and has also studied linguistics at the University of Oslo, Norway. He currently lives in Seattle.

You can e-mail Dave at dave@davethefox.com.

For his full online media kit, please visit davesbook.com/media.

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When Dave is out wandering the planet, he sends back frequent reports about where he is and what he's doing. You can have his journals e-mailed to you and keep up with his latest ramblings. When he's in the United States, the e-mail list sends updates every couple of weeks with Dave's latest online columns and other new website features.

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Lost in the World: Dave's travel journals.
From the Fox's Mouth: Twice-monthly columns.
Where's Dave Right Now?: Dave's travel schedule

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