Travel narrative and lifestory: A further proposal to the study of “Communication and Narrative” Following our recent research interest in “communication and narrative,” and particularly extending our 2009-2010 NSC research project on the similar subject, this proposal aims to study “travel narrative” with following three points in mind. First, it seems important to understand the possible connection between “travel writing” and “communicative narrative.” Second, it is also necessary to combine the topic of “travel narrative” with lifestories, the newest developing sub-theme under the research umbrella of “narratology.” And third, we propose to study “travel news reporting,” “traveling TV programs,” and “travel blog writings” in the next three years respectively as a way to continue establish the core ideas of “travel [communicative] narrative.” In general, travel writing has been popular in various academic areas such as history, anthropology, Chinese literature; even cultural theories own a long history of searching for different topics relating to traveling. Communication researchers, however, rarely examine any touring-related stories, and so far only few theses have made enough efforts exploring how human behaviors might be influenced by traveling narrative patterns. But traveling indeed has been a core communicative behavior in Taiwan and other societies as well. Newspapers/newsmagazines, for example, always provide pages on touring stories; so are traveling programs on television. While blogs became popular in the most recent decade, among the young generation, traveling writings have also played a major role. It is then the purpose of this proposal to analyze how travel narratives have possibly been changed among three selected media, namely newspaper, TV programs, and blogs. We are mostly concerned how the method of travel storytelling may be influenced by the new media such as blog, facebook, or twitter.