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A Road Trip to End Hunger
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[Posted on: 5 September 2009]
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Today’s post has NOTHING to do with travel writing, but it’s important enough to share with you. We’re tossing relevancy out the window today……You hear that, Google? Yep, it may be irrelevant and off-topic, and even though this is a site about travel writing, and this post has nothing whatsoever to do with travel writing, […]

Travelscope – Traveling the World with Joe
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[Posted on: 2 September 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Travel Shows]
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Mention the words “travel shows” and most people think of the Travel Channel. What you may not realize is that there are some terrific travel shows on other channels, for example, PBS! PBS is a great resource for all sorts of interesting and in-depth information. It’s also a great resource for travel shows. For those […]

Should You Watch Confessions of a Travel Writer?
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[Posted on: 24 August 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Guest Blog Posts]
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“Confessions of a Travel Writer” sat, unwatched, on my TiVo as I headed to last weekend’s Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference. One afternoon, while surrounded by a group of esteemed writers, the topic of the show came up, and the verdict was unanimous – they hated it. As someone who likes to form […]

Travel Writers Exchange Scavenger Hunt Winner!
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[Posted on: 19 August 2009]
[Posted in: Contests, General News & Info]
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Congratulations to Cailin O’Neil for winning our first ever Travel Writers Exchange Scavenger Hunt! Cailin wins the grab bag of goodies from Royal Holiday, including a FLIP Ultra HD video camera. The Royal Holiday extends their sincere apologies for the technical difficulties that caused sporadic outages at their website, and thanks to all those travel […]

Road Trip Tips to Avoid a Bumpy Journey — Part II
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[Posted on: 13 August 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Tips & Tricks]
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This is Part II of ‘Avoid a Bumpy Road Trip with These Tips.’ My trip to Northern California was an experience. At one point, I felt like I was on a wild goose chase! All-in-all the trip was a success. My creativity was renewed, and I learned a lot about myself and some lessons along […]

Road Trip Tips to Avoid a Bumpy Journey – Pt 1
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[Posted on: 10 August 2009]
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Editors Note: This is part one of a two-part article on “road trip tips” – be sure to check out Wednesday’s post for the second part, filled with even more great road trip tips! Recently I took a road trip to Northern California. I now have many travel writing articles to write. It’s ironic that […]

Traveling Abroad? Know Before You Go
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[Posted on: 18 May 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Overcoming Obstacles]
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I found this article on Brave New Traveler, “Terrorist Threat: Has London Become Hostile to Tourists?”, about a new law banning photographs that include any police officer (or anyone involved in the protection of Her Majesty’s subjects) in the photo. Say it isn’t so! I can’t imagine London, England being like this. Their “Bobbies” (as […]

How Hooked-Up Are You When You Travel?
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[Posted on: 13 May 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Technology]
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Here’s a great article from NPR called, “Airlines Boost Self-Service With Mobile Check-In.” Isn’t it amazing how people are utilizing technology even while on the road? Technology is changing how we travel, and how we travel is driving technology forward. If you’re a travel writer, you may bring your laptop (or netbook), digital camera, cell […]

Travel Media Trip – Cozumel Follow Up
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[Posted on: 29 April 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Opportunities]
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This past week I spent 4 wonderful days in Cozumel, Mexico on a Travel Media Trip, as a guest at the fabulous Park Royal Resort (of course you’d already know this if you follow us on Twitter). We’re adding a new section to our website for Destination Travel Articles, so watch for mine about the […]

Are You a Member of the IFWTWA?
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[Posted on: 4 April 2009]
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You know how some days are good, some days are so-so, and some days are, well, not so good?  This past Wednesday, for me, was a really good day!  What was so good about it, you may ask?  I had the opportunity to do three great things: – First, I enjoyed the opportunity to meet […]



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