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5 Tips for Wannabe Travel Bloggers
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Do you envision yourself on a distant shore, documenting your daily adventures, while at the same time, funding your dream lifestyle? Many people are finding that becoming a travel writer is an attainable goal. But a few missteps can shatter those dreams in record time. Some of the suggestions below are applicable to all who [...]

Are Internships Worth Pursuing?
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[Posted on: 20 January 2017]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Getting Started, Opportunities, Writer's Education]
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So you’re a travel blogger, but you want to be a professional journalist. You want credibility and recognition. That means building a portfolio of published articles, honing your skills to produce quality content, and developing a network of contacts with editors and publishers. It means writing for prestigious media outlets, not just your own or [...]

A Conversation with David Farley and NomadicMatt
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[Posted on: 11 October 2016]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Interviews, Writer's Education, Writer's Resources]
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One of the most well-known and respected travel writers out there (David Farley) has teamed up with one of the most successful travel bloggers (Nomadic Matt) to create a travel writing course. I was really excited to learn about their course — “How to Be a Travel Writer” — because as someone who has seen [...]

3 Questions Most Travel Editors Want Answered in Your Pitch
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[Posted on: 14 March 2016]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]
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Most editors are short on time and even shorter on patience when it comes to poorly written pitches. From copy-and-paste emails with the wrong name to queries riddled with spelling errors, you’d be surprised at what editors are sent on a daily basis. The main problem, however, is that the majority of queries are off [...]

How a Travel Bloggers Network Can Fuel Your Blog’s Success
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I typed in “Travel Blog Conference” into the Google search box and my life changed forever. I know this sounds a bit dramatic, and at the time I didn’t know that search was going to change my life, I was just trying to figure out how to take my little travel blog to the next [...]

How to Make Your Editor Love You
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[Posted on: 17 March 2014]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Overcoming Obstacles]
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  As a travel editor, I can admit that sometimes communication between the editor and the writer fails.   These tips might be useful for beginning writers – whether travel or any other genre.   Respect Word Count limits When your editor says one thousand words, it really means “one thousand words”. Maybe one thousand [...]

Pitching Your Travel Blog to a Hotel
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In my previous post about pitching tourist boards I shared the one and only thing you must know before you start;… …Tourist boards work for the hotels, tour operators and other stakeholders in the destination.  So don’t start by pitching tourist boards directly, start with the stakeholders. Develop a killer idea with a hotel first, [...]

5 Insider Tips for Successfully Pitching Tourist Boards
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[Posted on: 23 January 2014]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks, Writer's Resources]
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Between the horrific events of 9/11, a struggling global economy, and the unknown impact of new technologies,… …the early-2000’s were not a good time for the travel industry. This is also right about the time I was hired to run North American marketing for the Kenya Tourist Board. This was my first gig in the [...]

How To Work With Your Local Tourism Board
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[Posted on: 30 September 2013]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks, Writer's Resources]
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Some travel writers make the mistake of thinking they need to travel to far-flung destinations many time zones away…. … when, in actuality, there are interesting travel-related stories waiting to be written about their own backyards. In fact, one of the best ways to build a travel writing portfolio is to write about the destination [...]

Navigating the Freelance World with E-Contracts
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[Posted on: 3 June 2013]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Writer's Resources]
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Freelance work is a great way to supplement your funds especially when you have a regular 9-5 job. Some even decide to go freelance full time when their loyal clientele has grown too huge to manage on a part-time basis. Becoming a freelancer, however, comes with risks, including not getting paid by your client. Here [...]



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