Archive for May, 2009

Travel Writing – The Importance of Getting ‘Out There’
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[Posted on: 29 May 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]
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I was invited to write this guest post on Travel Writers Exchange about how important it is to ‘get out there’ in regards to your travel writing. I am going to write about my experience so far of how important it is to take action on this matter. The bottom line for me is: if […]

Travel Skills Can Look Good on a Travel Writer’s Resume
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[Posted on: 27 May 2009]
[Posted in: Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]
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I recently read a great blog post on Brave New Traveler titled “How to Make Travel Look Good on a Resume“, in which author Matthew Kepnes writes about people who have taken a year off to travel (commonly called a “gap year”), and how they can use that travel experience on their resume if they […]

The Skinny on Duplicate Content Checking Software
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[Posted on: 25 May 2009]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Reviews]
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When you submit your travel writing articles to Ezine Articles, Affsphere, Go Articles, or your chosen article marketing site, make sure they are different from the originals. Several article submission directories require that you submit ONLY unique content to them (so be sure to read the guidelines before submitting articles), but it’s also a good […]

Travel Paranoia Runs Rampant
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[Posted on: 22 May 2009]
[Posted in: Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles]
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In Monday’s blog post we talked about how important it is for travel writers to know the laws and customs of a country before you head out to visit it. Today we’re exploring the other side of that coin – Travel Paranoia and how some new laws in certain places are causing tourists and travel […]

Need Help While Traveling? There’s An App For That….
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[Posted on: 20 May 2009]
[Posted in: Technology, Tips & Tricks]
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I love NPR (National Public Radio) and often listen to many of the programs they air while I’m working — among my favorites is the weekly “All Tech Considered“, which airs on Mondays in place of the usual daily “All Things Considered“…..and yes, it’s true that I am a geek, but the show always presents […]

Traveling Abroad? Know Before You Go
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[Posted on: 18 May 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Overcoming Obstacles]
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I found this article on Brave New Traveler, “Terrorist Threat: Has London Become Hostile to Tourists?”, about a new law banning photographs that include any police officer (or anyone involved in the protection of Her Majesty’s subjects) in the photo. Say it isn’t so! I can’t imagine London, England being like this. Their “Bobbies” (as […]

Jump Start Your Creativity With a Coach
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[Posted on: 15 May 2009]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Overcoming Obstacles]
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Travel writing is fun and exciting, but it’s still writing, and you may feel stuck from time-to-time. Writer’s block may settle in for a period of time which can drive you nuts! You many not know what to write. You may end up getting frustrated and then quit writing. If you want to get to […]

How Hooked-Up Are You When You Travel?
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[Posted on: 13 May 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Technology]
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Here’s a great article from NPR called, “Airlines Boost Self-Service With Mobile Check-In.” Isn’t it amazing how people are utilizing technology even while on the road? Technology is changing how we travel, and how we travel is driving technology forward. If you’re a travel writer, you may bring your laptop (or netbook), digital camera, cell […]

Online Job Sites: Guru.com versus Elance.com
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[Posted on: 11 May 2009]
[Posted in: Reviews]
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Have you been wondering about online job sites Guru.com and Elance.com? They are two of the largest internet sites for finding outsourced (freelance) jobs from nearly every industry. If you have a skill and need work, chances are good you’ll find plenty of opportunities on one or both of these sites. Likewise if you need […]

Having Trouble Getting Published? Here’s the Secret…
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[Posted on: 8 May 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Overcoming Obstacles]
[9 Comments]

Pretty much every writer has at some point been asked to write for free, and it’s most common with travel writers. It’s a ‘dirty little secret’ that we don’t like to admit to, but most of us have done it, and will continue to do so from time to time. We certainly don’t want to […]



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