Sunday, December 12, 2010

Just launched! features arts, culture and adventure

As you may have noticed, I haven't updated the LeslieTravel blog in several weeks. I've been focused on developing a new travel website,

I'm proud to announce that Downtown Traveler has launched! At just over two weeks old, the site is already attracting a growing community of independent travelers who crave arts, culture and adventure.

My new travel website,

Learning curve

Downtown Traveler is a self-hosted WordPress blog with 100% original content. In the course of creating the site I've become a webmaster and amateur CSS coder. It's been a true learning experience!

Although I've been blogging since 2008, I've never created a site from scratch. (The Jake and Leslie "Round the World" blog was hosted by I went into the html code to write my NY Destinations column, but provided the framework.)

I admit I experienced some intense moments of frustration while developing the site. Fortunately, I found a great design template-- Arras-- which perfectly suits Downtown Traveler's photo-heavy format.

Your feedback

My goal is to provide entertaining travel stories, thoughtful advice and reviews on the latest attractions and gear.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions or story ideas.  If you would like to contribute to Downtown Traveler, you'll find my email on the contact page.

I appreciate your feedback and hope you enjoy the site!


>> Click here to read my first article, "Downtown Traveler turns one day old today"

>> Follow Downtown Traveler on Twitter (@downtowntravel) and Facebook .



  1. Congrats again and great work putting a wordpress site together. I love wordpress a lot too. It's easy to managed your personal posts!

  2. Love your site, it looks very professional!

  3. Thanks! I've enjoyed developing Downtown Traveler and working with my guest writers. It's been a great experience.

  4. Seks dediğin zaman akla gelen ilk site tir, sende katıl aramıza amın oğlu esteban.