I first met Andrew McCarthy at a Belgium Tourist Board event. He had just received the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Prize.
There he was standing ten feet away from me in his tweed blazered-tousled hair glory. What John Hughes movie fan did not have a liking toward this mysterious man with the elfish grin, who ate with the “ferocious intensity of a rabid panda” (as per one interviewer’s observation)?
I summoned the guts to contact him, to ask: ”How can I push my travel writing to the next level? Does he have any advice?”
More on his response in a future post…