Just today Matt Armendariz and I finalized plans for our first collaboration, a travel essay on the Bahamian Out Island of Eleuthera. We'll travel in mid-January and spend three nights exploring.
Matt runs an amazing food (and design and travel) blog titled MattBites. His blog is a gorgeous and enthusiastic labor of love, and it made an huge impression on me when I first came across it. I spent about an hour looking through its archives before I wrote Matt and suggested outright that we find a way to work together some day. He responded quickly and in a very friendly way, apparently not at all frightened by the possibility that I was a deranged stalker.
I've already begun to assemble a list of things to check out on Eleuthera, including what remains of a deserted Club Med (apparently not much in the way of physical plant), some quiet beaches, and, of course, places to eat local grub.
We've already been extended an invitation for cocktails, a propitious sign if there ever was one.