Archive for the ‘General News & Info’ Category

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 […]

BlogWorld & New Media Expo Wrap Up
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[Posted on: 28 October 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Writer's Education]
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I know it’s been a week since I was at BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2009, but I needed time to digest all that I experienced while there, and formulate an opinion to share with you. A number of travel bloggers wrote to me asking this burning question: Is it worth the time, effort, and […]

Freelance Travel Writing Opportunity
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[Posted on: 24 October 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Opportunities]
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Many of you know that I’m on vacation this week (in Jamaica), which explains why I’ve been a bit less active online the past few days – internet access can be challenging to find here, sometimes expensive, and not as fast as I’d like, but hey when you’re in Paradise it’s hard to complain too […]

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 […]

Travel Writing Contest: GuideGecko
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[Posted on: 6 September 2009]
[Posted in: Contests, General News & Info, Opportunities]
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Okay travel writers and travel bloggers, grab your pens and…..err….I mean keyboards, and…..well just grab your keyboards! There’s a travel writing contest that is still open, but the deadline for entering is quickly approaching! GuideGecko.com is holding an international writing contest for travel & food guides. The winning titles will be published and also showcased […]



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