Archive for September, 2009

It’s Not Just All Travel Articles – Part I
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[Posted on: 30 September 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Tips & Tricks]
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This is a three part series about the writing required by travel writers in addition to creating travel articles. In Part 1, we’ll focus on resumes and CVs. Remember, when you apply for a travel writing opportunity, you may be required to submit a resume or CV in addition to a cover letter and writing […]

Alleviate Pressure by Outsourcing Copywriting
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[Posted on: 28 September 2009]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
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Every Freelance Travel Writer should ideally have two websites. A travel writer’s primary website should be a travel blog, focused upon a specific travel niche about which you are passionate and knowledgeable, and to which you regularly add new and interesting content. Your travel blog should include an “About” page which explains what it is […]

Suzy: Week 6 Goals – Writing Travel Content
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[Posted on: 25 September 2009]
[Posted in: Case Studies, Getting Readers, Getting Started]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. This week we’re moving on to Level 4 of our Flow Chart where we dig into the most important aspect of your travel blog, it’s content. This week, it’s all about the travel writing – blogging, articles, […]

Improve Your Travel Writing with a Writing Coach
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[Posted on: 23 September 2009]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Overcoming Obstacles]
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Every travel writer needs a little assistance from time to time, to help us stay on track. Most often we just need someone – another writer perhaps – to bounce ideas off of, to brainstorm with, or just to draw inspiration from. Informal writers’ groups, whether online or offline, can be a great solution. Sometimes […]

How “Canada’s Adventure Couple” Came to Be
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[Posted on: 21 September 2009]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts]
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Starting up a travel blog can be a great way to share your stories and adventures from the road.  But how does one transition their travel blog from having a few family and friends checking it out to actually making it a leader in the travel blog community? Many aspiring travel writers start up a […]

Suzy: Week 5 Goals – Customizing Her Travel Blog
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[Posted on: 18 September 2009]
[Posted in: Case Studies, Getting Readers, Getting Started]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. In last week’s installment of this Case Study, we covered part of Level 3 of the Flow Chart and installing WordPress for Suzy’s new travel blog. This week we’re continuing Level 3 with some tips on structuring […]

Weave a Great Travel Article with StoryWeaver
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[Posted on: 16 September 2009]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Reviews, Writer's Resources]
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There are a lot of writing tools available that are designed to help travel writers and travel authors, to make the writing process easier. Whether you’re crafting a narrative-style travel essay or a travel book, you’re in effect weaving a story that you hope will intrigue, engage, and entertain readers. Some people are natural born […]

Barter Your Travel Writing for a Backpack
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[Posted on: 14 September 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]
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Many travel writers opt to backpack all over the world, as it’s a great way to travel inexpensively and immerse yourself into a new culture. If you’re a backpacking travel writer, the day will come when you’ll need a new backpack, however, a good, well-constucted backpack can be expensive. You can overcome this expense by […]

Suzy: Week 4 Goals – Setting Up Her Travel Blog
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[Posted on: 11 September 2009]
[Posted in: Case Studies, Getting Readers, Getting Started]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. In last week’s installment of this Case Study, we covered Level 2 of the Flow Chart and Suzy’s process of choosing a domain name for her new travel blog. Level 3 of the Flow Chart is about […]

Travels and Traditions with Burt Wolf
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[Posted on: 9 September 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Travel Shows]
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PBS is a great source of information, and not just about antiques. Surprisingly, PBS is also a great source of travel shows. If you enjoy thoughtful, educational, and interesting travel shows, you’ll like Burt Wolf’s Travels and Traditions. Burt Wolf has written and produced many hours of television with networks such as CNN, ABC, The […]



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