Introducing HipCompass Escapes

Travel News — By Nicole Lerner on July 10, 2009 at 8:58 am

A new tree-friendly, non-niche travel magazine has hit the virtual newsstands. Founder and Editor-in-Chief Michelle Strashoon has gathered together a team of travel bloggers and journalists to contribute an array of articles to the quarterly digital zine which just dropped its summer edition. Some highlights from the current issue:

  • – Nancy D. Brown, author of the What a Trip blog and an editor for Uptake Travel, interviews Blake Mycoskie, the former Amazing Race contestant  who traveled to Argentina and founded TOMS shoes, a retailer that uses the “purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good” by matching every pair purchased by donating a pair of shoes to a child in need.
  • – Manola Strashoon (Editor-in-Chief Michelle Strashoon’s pint-size Chihuahua) pens a piece on pet-friendly Palm Springs, including where to stay, eat, shop and spa.
  • – Flight attendant and blogger Sara Keogle of gives readers an inside look at the life of a flight attendant after sixteen years in the business.
  • – Mommy blogger Meg Keough of chronicles her adventures playground hopping in Hong Kong.
  • – Carrie Williams of outlines 24 hours of brats, beers, the Brewers and Brady Street in a trip to Milwaukee.
  • – Shanel Evans of and Robert J. Nebel of give the girl and guy take on a Vegas getaway in HipCompass Escapes’ Juxtaposition column.

Want to keep reading? Subscribers can view the magazine through, host of the online editions of such mainstream periodicals as Business Week, Reader’s Digest, Esquire, PC Magazine and Macworld.

Subscribe to HipCompass Escapes and check out the summer issue by visiting their subscription page.

Images courtesy of HipCompass Escapes
Tags: Argentina, HipCompass Escapes, Hong Kong, Palm Springs, Vegas


  • Nancy D. Brown says:

    Thanks for the HipCompass Escapes shout out, Nicole. Blake Mycoskie is not only a nice guy, he makes a great product in his TOMS shoes.

  • theflyingpinto says:

    Thanks for the mention, you have a great site! I love being a part of HipCompass Escapes!

  • Meg Keough says:

    Thanks for the coverage. I enjoy reading it as much as writing for it. I will be making some new stops on my next drive through Baltimore after reading the latest issue.


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