Stuart Schuffman is a blogger, travel writer, author, and even hosted his own show on IFC. He’s also the creator of Broke-Ass Stuart, the popular travel and culture website that got him called names like, “underground legend” by San Francisco Chronicle, “SF cult hero” by San Francisco Bay Guardian, and “chief of cheap” by Time Out New York. On today’s episode Stuart talks about his path to becoming a travel writer, his work at Lonely Planet, that time he ran for mayor, and what it takes to operate an editorial site in today’s media game. Stuart shares his daily challenges and discusses Patreon crowdfunding. He talks about bringing a TV show to the airwaves and getting his “living cheaply” city guidebooks published. Tune in for great advice and some amazing stories as we talk shop with Stuart Schuffman on Making Ways.
Stuart Schuffman has done some pretty fun stuff. He’s written three books about living cheaply. One for SF, one for NYC, and one for pretty much everywhere. Stuart has created and hosted his own travel TV show on IFC called Young, Broke & Beautiful, and he’s done freelance writing for publications like Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, US Airways Magazine, 7×7, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Bold Italic and more. He imagines he’s had worse lifetimes.
Stuart also hosts & MCs events, does public speaking, and consults on brand building and social media. With everything he’s ever done, Stuart’s message is the same: what makes life interesting is not the things that you own, but the stuff that you do.