Oakland Raider Fan's Travel Guide to His Hometown

An Oakland Raiders fan launches a serialized travel guide to his home town, Oakland, Californi.

Online PR News – 01-October-2012 – Oakland, California – An avid fan of the Oakland Raiders launches a highly personal travel guide to his hometown.

Michael Taylor, publisher of the Accidental Travel Writer, has launched a serialized travel guide to his home town, Oakland, California. Targeted at Oakland Raiders fans, it takes fans to some of Michael's favourite haunts – some well known, some obscure. The posts are being published on a weekly basis in the Accidental Travel Writer.

“Many Oakland Raiders fans go directly to the Black Hole before the game and head directly home following the game,” Michael says. “What they don't understand is that Oakland is actually quite a beautiful city. I want to share some of my favourite attractions with them.”

The series began during Oakland Loves Its Sports Teams week in September 2012 with an introductory post on Michael's Favourite Spots in Oakland.

There will be more in-depth posts on each one of these spots in the week that follow. Posts published so far include Lake Merritt and the Fox Oakland Theatre.

The Paramount, Old Oakland, the Oakland Museum, Jack London Square, Woodminster Amphitheatre, Claremont Hotel, Mountain View Cemetery, the Oakland Zoo, and Skyline Boulevard will follow.

Michael has also done posts on the Top 10 Oakland Raiders Sports Bars, Where to Taste the Real Oakland, and Top Nine Hotels for Raiders fans to Stay at in the East Bay.

“I would really like to see more fans arriving a day or two early to enjoy all that Oakland and the East Bay have to offer,” Michael says. “Oakland is, after all, the capital of the Raider Nation. The Raiders have an international fan base. I would really lilke to see more Raiders fans connecting with the city.”

About Michael Taylor

Born and raised in Oakland, California, Michael Taylor attended Skyline High School. He has a bachelor of arts in Chinese Studies from California State University, East Bay, and a master of arts in English from San Francisco State University.Michael has spent most of his life living away from home. New York, Japan, Macau, Hawaii – these are some of the places he has called home. Michael has been based in Hong Kong for about 20 years now. A freelance travel writer, he publishes a travel blog called the Accidental Travel Writer, which he describes as “Global Travel with an Asian Focus”. As an avid Oakland Raiders fan, he frequently does posts on the Raiders and their fans.

About the Accidental Travel Writer

The Accidental Travel Writer has a split personality. On weekdays, it is a Global Travel blog with an Asian Focus. On weekends – especially during football season – it morphs into the Unofficial Travel Blog of the Oakland Raiders, with frequent commentary on the Oakland Raiders and their fans. The Accidental Travel Writer was launched in 2009. It has a global readership.