New Post on Substack

Check out my new article, just up this morning, Friday, January 27, on the new Common Sense and Whiskey newsletter. Get a free subscription  or just read the article.

CS&W is a travel blog, for the past decade on WordPress, now on Substack, and you can sign up for free. New content three times every week with new travel writing every Tuesday. Check it out.

If you’ve been reading CS&W on WordPress, readers, please take just a second to move your subscription over to Substack so you won’t miss any new articles. This WordPress page will quit updating soon. New content three times a week, on Fridays, Saturdays and Tuesdays.

New Post on Substack

Check out my new travel article, just up this morning on the new Common Sense and Whiskey newsletter. Get a free subscription  or just read the article.

CS&W is a travel blog, for the past decade on WordPress, now on Substack, and you can sign up for free. New content three times every week with new travel writing every Tuesday. Check it out.

WordPress readers, please take just a second to move your subscription over to Substack so you won’t miss any new articles. New content three times a week, on Fridays, Saturdays and Tuesdays. This WordPress page will quit updating soon.

Thanks!

The Move to Substack…

… and good reasons to come with me.

About 1500 people have subscribed to Common Sense and Whiskey over the past decade, and I thank you all very much. What started out as a run of the mill travel blog has blossomed into much more.

Yes, I write travel stories, but there’s much more than just ‘how I spent my summer vacation.’ On CS&W you’ll find photo quizzes, book reviews, coverage of the most interesting new air routes and more.

Yes, I write stories about politics and events around the world, but there’s much more here than another rehash of today’s partisan political rancor. It’s important for an international traveler to arrive with a well-rounded background about local events, and we cover events around the world right here. I explore how things came to be the way they are, and look at how we can all make things better.

Today I’m asking you to take just a moment to join me at CS&W’s new home on Substack. Free subscriptions are available and it only takes time enough to type your email address into this form. Click through and you’ll see this:

Type in your email address, click subscribe and you’re in! It won’t take a minute.

Subscriptions are free, simple as that. But you also have the option to act as a patron and make a contribution. If you sign up for free, you’ll continue to get the content CS&W has featured here for the last decade. If you sign up for money, I’ll mail you a signed copy of my book Out in the Cold, Adventures in Svalbard, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Canada.

CS&W here on WordPress will go away before long. Please join me at CS&W’s new home on Substack, csandw.substack.com. Thank you!

New Post on Substack

There’s a new post this morning at Common Sense and Whiskey’s new home, on Substack. It’s a new weekly feature, a Saturday recap of the week just past and a look ahead at what’s to come.

This WordPress version will go away eventually, so please take just a second to bookmark my new Substack version, here:

https://csandw.substack.com

Almost everything at my new address is free all the time, and it’s fast and simple to get a free subscription. If you subscribe to a paid plan, though, I’ll mail you a signed copy of my book Out in the Cold.

New Post on Substack

I’ve moved CS&W to Substack. Here’s an article I’ve just posted this morning, with some fine weekend reading suggestions and a photo quiz. Almost all content remains free, all the time. Please join me on Substack and get yourself a subscription. Just click this.

New Post on Substack

I’ve just posted “What Now?“, predictions for 2023, an article that would have been here before, on my new home on Substack. Please click right here and subscribe so you won’t miss any new content as Common Sense and Whiskey continues as before, except with a new address. You can get content delivered three ways: by email, on the Substack app or as before, on the web. Come with me!

Come With Me

After a decade at WordPress it’s time to move along. Please come with me. Click through here to see what’s up at my new home.

Never fear though, I’ll maintain this site for now for its use as an archive. Thank you very much everybody for your continued support.

Changes

Folks, I have some news: Common Sense and Whiskey is moving to Substack.

CS&W started online in 2011 as accompaniment to my books Common Sense and Whiskey (2011), then Visiting Chernobyl (2013), Out in the Cold (2017) and Out There (2021). It began as a blog on Typepad, then moved here to WordPress, and now it will bloom as a new and improved newsletter on Substack. It’s a natural progression. Substack has most of the WordPress utility with some newer features, plus all the trendy buzz.

I’m going to leave all the content here at https://commonsenseandwhiskey.wordpress.com/ in place, at least for now, because it comprises a big hunk of my reporting, for at least the past decade, and will thus serve as a handy archive for when you want to quickly look up Sikkim or Botswana, say, or somewhere else.

I’ll be starting on Substack shortly. Generally I’ll post two or three times a week, like this:

Tuesday, a travel essay.

Friday or Saturday, a weekly survey of what happened in the world this week and whatever else caught my eye.

At random from time to time, I’ll post ‘where in the world’ photo quizzes & links to recommended reading.

Just about all of the content on the new Common Sense and Whiskey on Substack will be free. Substack allows you to subscribe though, so if you like what you’re reading, please consider yourself a patron of a good cause by subscribing at five dollars a month, or at whatever level feels right for you. 

I’ll bump links between here and there (between WordPress and Substack) for a while, but please, if you’re with me, point yourself to https://csandw.substack.com/ and bookmark it. I will continue to offer just about everything for free, but you will always be welcome to contribute if you feel that what you’re getting is worthwhile.

As ever, thank you for being with me for all these years. Common Sense and Whiskey isn’t going away. It’s just getting a change of address. CS&W on Substack is a one year experiment. Please join me there. Set a bookmark here: https://csandw.substack.com/.

See you there soon!