Author Profile: Susan Farewell

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Susan Farewell

Susan Farewell is the editor-in-chief of FarewellTravels.com, a travel information and planning site drawing on the experiences and insights of passionate travelers all over the world. It features animations, videos, photography, artwork and of course, words, to showcase travel destinations, experiences and products.

A former travel editor and staff writer at The Condé Nast Publications in New York City, Susan is a widely known digital, print and broadcast travel journalist. Her work has appeared in numerous publications (and sibling websites) including  Condé Nast Traveler, Vogue, Gourmet, Cooking Light, Travel and Leisure, Outside, Metropolitan Home, McCall’s, Child and Bride’s. She also writes for newspapers such as The New York Times and The New York Post, newsletters (BottomLine Personal) and numerous in-flight and regional magazines as well as various websites.

In addition to writing, Farewell has also developed countless products both in digital and traditional media from travel guides to online magazines.

She is the  author of several books including "How To Make A Living As A Travel Writer", "Hidden New England" and "Quick Escapes from New York City" (the latter two have had multiple editions). She has also co-authored many books.

Susan is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, the New York Travel Writers, the North American Snowsports Journalists and the Eastern Ski Writers Association.


Articles By Susan  »

Losing it Over Lost Luggage
Posted in Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer on 6 June 2011
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A few weeks ago, someone I was traveling with lost her luggage… …well, briefly so. We arrived at our baggage carousel at Heathrow, and within five minutes, two out of three of us had our bags. We waited and watched the conveyor belt empty out and as it ground to a halt, it became very […]

What Makes You an Expert Anyway?
Posted in Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer on 2 May 2011
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Over the last several weeks, I received a couple of e-mails from writers who told me they were experts in various parts of the world. One fancied himself an Asia expert; another, an Israel expert. The first one really threw me, because I can’t even call myself an expert on the country I’ve spent my […]

Travel Writer Slash Photographer
Posted in Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer, Travel Photography on 11 April 2011
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One of the first job responsibilities I had when I started out as an assistant travel editor at Condé Nast was to do photo research. This required physically going to various Ad and PR agencies in midtown Manhattan and examining sheet after sheet of slides with my loupe (which I never let out of my […]

Getting a New Perspective
Posted in Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer on 7 March 2011
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Today more than ever, there’s such an urgency to post stories. No sooner do we have an idea, there’s pressure to get it written and get it out there. So what’s up with that? Fear. Fear that someone else is going to beat us. Fear that they’ll be perceived as the originator of the idea. […]

Standing Out in the Crowd
Posted in Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer on 7 February 2011
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Among us, right now, there could be a garage band as game-changing to the music world as the Beatles were. But chances are we’ll never hear a note they’ll play. Breaking out of the pack or being discovered in any creative arena today is as realistic as a blonde hair/blue eyed Minnesota girl showing up […]

Serious Travel Writing: It’s Not About First-Class Hotels
Posted in Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer on 3 January 2011
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Since I started FarewellTravels.com just over a year ago, I’ve been approached by many writers who say they simply want to write for the site so they can stay in luxury hotels. This always stops me. I can’t help but wonder….did they get into the field so they could stay in luxury hotels? I have […]

How I Get My Travel Stories
Posted in Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer, Writer's Education on 6 December 2010
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After recently attending a NYC press event, I noticed three bloggers wrote about the news that had been announced, the very next day. It was then tweeted, retweeted, posted and shared around on Facebook. I’m assuming at least a portion of the paper magazines that were represented at the lunch will also run the news. […]

Who Ya Gonna Call?
Posted in Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer on 1 November 2010
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We’ve all had a computer breakdown. One day, it might simply not turn on. Or perhaps the cursor may suddenly become hyperactive and unpredictable, or the screen may flash every time you hit “enter.” Everyone has some story. And presumably, everyone has someone they call at these frustrating moments. Chances are the “someone” is somebody […]

Travel Writers As Firefighters
Posted in Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer, Travel Writer Op-Ed on 4 October 2010
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With the U.S. State Department issuing an alert on Sunday “urging Americans traveling to Europe to be vigilant about possible terrorist attacks,” I am wondering how many of the editors I know are canceling assignments, “holding stories” and in general, choosing NOT to write about Britain, France and Germany until this storm passes. When is […]

Why We Travel
Posted in Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer on 6 September 2010
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Years ago, I was on a press trip in Africa. As we were bumping along through the savannah, one of my fellow journalists was flipping through a stack of magazines he had brought along for what I guess he considered dull moments. He could have been on a plane, he could have been in his […]



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