Archive for the ‘General News & Info’ Category

A New Way to Find and Celebrate Great Travel Content
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[Posted on: 15 July 2013]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, Technology]
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Some time ago I wrote a piece for this site on how certain online markets were maturing and beginning to offer new opportunities for well-paid, professional travel writing assignments. In the months since I have worked with numerous travel brands who are waking up to the value of investing in professional-standard travel journalism for their [...]

TBEX10 Conference Recap
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[Posted on: 29 June 2010]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Opportunities, Reviews, Writer's Education]
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  Most of you reading this know that TBEX10 was held this past weekend, in New York City. Some of you also know that I was there, because we finally got to meet in person (yaay!). No doubt you’ll be reading many “wrap-up” posts from any of the several hundred bloggers who also attended, as [...]

Your Knowledge is Valuable (So Why Not Sell It?)
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[Posted on: 5 June 2010]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Opportunities, Writer's Resources]
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EDITOR’S NOTE: The links below are now going to a DIFFERENT (but still good) video – the prior program of free videos has NOW CLOSED. You can still watch the new video (it’s about an hour) to get some good information without any obligation to sign up for his course. Every day I get email [...]

The Power Of Print
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[Posted on: 31 May 2010]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Travel Writer Op-Ed]
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As writers we are all very aware of what goes on in the publishing industry. So no doubt you’ve seen or heard of the large and ubiquitous national ad campaign, announced in April by a joint venture between five giants of the publishing industry (Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, Meredith Corporation, Time Inc., and Wenner Media) [...]

Travel Contest: Win Prizes Doing the Blog Hop
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[Posted on: 13 April 2010]
[Posted in: Contests, General News & Info]
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  I’m a member of the Global Bloggers Network and next week we have an amazing travel contest that you’ll want to play. Win Great Prizes $2,000 cash prize thanks to Contiki $1,000 worth of camera equipment thanks to SA-Venues, South Africa Explored 3 hotel nights in a European city thanks to Splendia 3 hotel [...]

2nd Annual WiFTy Scholarship Announced
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[Posted on: 12 March 2010]
[Posted in: Contests, General News & Info]
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This week the International Food Wine andTravel Writers Association announced their second annual Scholarship competition, called WiFTy (a combination of the letters of Wine, Food, and Travel). And for the second year in a row, Travel Writers Exchange is proud to be among the many sponsors of the competition by contributing to the scholarship fund. [...]

New York Video School Giveaway Winner
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[Posted on: 3 March 2010]
[Posted in: Contests, General News & Info]
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I’m thrilled to announce the winner of the free 12-month subscription to the New York Video School that we just gave away here at Travel Writers Exchange. Chosen with help from my wonderful Twitter followers, the winner is none other than Melvin Boecher from TravelDudes – Congratulations Melvin! I’ve invited Melvin to write a review [...]

Our Holiday Wishes for You
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[Posted on: 25 December 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info]
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Today I am doing something I haven’t done in a long, long time. I’m taking a day off. So instead of posting my usual weekly Case Study installment, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very joyous, peaceful, healthy, and happy holiday season, whatever holiday it is that you celebrate. [...]

What If Wikipedia Weren’t There?
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[Posted on: 23 December 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Writer's Resources]
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Wikipedia is the most used resource on the internet. In fact, it’s the largest and most interactive encyclopedia online, and consistently ranks in the Top 10 of ‘most visited websites’ – in some cases the Top 5 websites – on a number of lists that track and rank all internet traffic. It’s estimated that more [...]

FTC Blogger Disclosure Guidelines, Part Deux
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[Posted on: 16 December 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Interviews, Podcasts]
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If you’re in the Portland Oregon area and listen to KPAM Radio on the weekends, then you may have heard a short interview I did with Pat Boyle. Pat is one of KPAM’s weekday morning anchors who also hosts The Azumano Travel Show, which airs on Saturday mornings with an encore on Sunday mornings. If [...]

Passports With Purpose: Travel Bloggers Making a Difference
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[Posted on: 21 November 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info]
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The four fabulous founding female travel bloggers behind Passports With Purpose are once again calling on the amazingly supportive travel blogging community to help raise funds for a worthy cause. These wonderful women – Beth Whitman (Wanderlust And Lipstick), Debbie Dubrow (Delicious Baby), Michelle Duffy (WanderMom), and Pam Mandel (Nerd’s Eye View), gathered last year [...]

And the Press Trip Debate Rages On
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[Posted on: 16 November 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Guest Blog Posts, Travel Writer Op-Ed]
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Editor’s Note: This is the first article in our new Category for Op-Ed pieces, created to give travel writers a place to voice an opinion and engage in conversation. If you’re interested in submitting your own Op-Ed article, please visit this page. Be sure to read and follow our editorial guidelines for Op-Ed pieces. Op-Ed [...]

FTC Site Compliance – Blogger Disclosure Guidelines
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[Posted on: 11 November 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info]
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There’s a lot of talk in the blogosphere about the new FTC guidelines that are scheduled to go into effect on December 1st, 2009, and if my email is any indication, some confusion as well. The new FTC guidelines are a revised set of rules established by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) that basically govern [...]

Joel Comm – FTC Site Compliance Webinar
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[Posted on: 9 November 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info]
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Hey everyone – just listened to Joel Comm’s FTC Site Compliance webinar on how tough the FTC is going to be on websites as of December 1st, 2009. It was interesting – the first twenty minutes were info, and the last 40 minutes was devoted to Joel’s and his attorney Kevin Houchin selling site compliance [...]

Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Travel Writer
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[Posted on: 9 November 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info]
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Well it’s not snowing here in Arizona, but I’m already catching the Holiday spirit, and working on my gift list for my friends and loved ones. To make things more fun this year, I’ve asked a number of other travel bloggers to get into the spirit with me, and come up with even more suggestions [...]



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