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When Good Press Trips Go Bad
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[Posted on: 6 August 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]
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  When we go on press trips, we hope that we’ll have fun, eat the local food, meet interesting people and pick up a story or two along the way that will knock the socks off of our editors. Unfortunately, there will be press trips that are unorganized, boring and uninspiring … and finding a […]

Learn How To Work With Tourism Boards
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There’s no such thing as a free lunch – but who wants to eat alone anyway? One day during the summer of 2009, I picked up the phone and Vibhava, an IndiaTourism officer I knew, said: “I have been reading your blog. You really love India. The next time you go to India, you will […]

Write as if Your Life Depends On It
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[Posted on: 21 April 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]
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The first time I walked into a writer’s workshop, I had a story to tell and thought it was ready to rock and roll. After all, hadn’t I just spent six months crouched over my laptop in the garage of my cousin’s house, wrapped in a blanket and writing my story? Hadn’t the publisher agreed […]

Ten Tips for Hunting Down Stories on the Road
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It can happen to us all, eventually. Dare I admit it in public though? That travel writers and traveling can jade the adventurous spirit, that you can be in a dream location and suddenly have nothing to write about. That you don’t want to write about coconut trees swaying in the tropical and scented breeze […]

Mentoring: The Two-Way Street to Success
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[Posted on: 22 March 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Writer's Resources]
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  You Mentor Me and I’ll Mentor You. My blog is less than a year old, yet it now holds position 51 in Travel Blog Sites’s top 100 travel blogs. I could not have achieved this spot without my blogging mentor. Keith of the Velvet Escape and I met on Twitter 10 months ago. I […]

Why are you Blogging?
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Why are you doing, or even thinking about doing, this thing called “blogging?” Oh so long ago in blog years, back in December of 2008 sometime between the hours of midnight and 3 am, I started my first blog.  After ten clicks and minutes I had set one up with what I thought was the […]

The Importance of a Writers Agreement
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[Posted on: 22 February 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Overcoming Obstacles]
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In today’s world the economics of writing have changed. As a small publisher, (and YES every blogger is a publisher), you have access to many writers that will write for free or almost free. Some write for the thrill of writing and others are motivated more by the “perks”. While “perks” vary from niche to […]

The Importance of Finding Your Travel Niche
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[Posted on: 18 January 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts]
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I write about “all things India”. I write about India in newspaper and magazine articles, on Facebook and Twitter, in emails and essays and, of course, especially on my travel blog, Breathedreamgo.com.   Every one who knows me is well-acquainted with my obsession, er passion, for India. But now and again someone asks me, “why […]

Lessons From a Successful Travel Blogger
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[Posted on: 14 December 2009]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks]
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I’ve been running my travel blog now for three years. Here are some of the things I’ve learned on the way. 1. Content is not king. You often hear the phrase, “content is king”. This is simply not true. Content is not king. It is true your content can’t be bad, but simply being a […]

How I Got to Hold My Book With Both Hands
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[Posted on: 23 November 2009]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Travel Writing Books]
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I began to write my story somewhere in Eastern Russia, in the form of a few words thrown together in an email, to some of my favorite ‘sisters’. Those precious girlfriends, those fabulous women, who are the ‘treasure’ of every woman’s life, are the reason that I wrote my story down at all. It was […]



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