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Optimize Your Travel Blog with Scribe
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  S-E-O.   Do those three little letters cause panic whenever you think about Search Engine Optimization? How does a non-techie travel blogger optimize a site without writing text that sounds artificial and spammy? What if SEO advice appeared conveniently in the WordPress dashboard? Travel bloggers, meet Scribe, the online SEO tool that helps optimize […]

Travel Writers As Firefighters
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With the U.S. State Department issuing an alert on Sunday “urging Americans traveling to Europe to be vigilant about possible terrorist attacks,” I am wondering how many of the editors I know are canceling assignments, “holding stories” and in general, choosing NOT to write about Britain, France and Germany until this storm passes. When is […]

Keeping A Travel Blog Fresh When The Trip Is Over
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[Posted on: 4 October 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
[12 Comments]

Do you own a travel blog but at the moment you just aren’t traveling? I’ve seen this brought up before and empathized with the rants of frustration and envy.  It can leave one full of doubt as you ponder over your latest trip to the local apple orchard.  Was the apple orchard news worthy?  After […]

Preparing for a Writer’s Retreat
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[Posted on: 27 September 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Writer's Education]
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Travel writers can be a restless lot. You have this urge to spend long hours exploring a place, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a new exciting one or a familiar favorite. You just need to go there, take photos, feel the sensation, eat, pray, love, whatever. Then you’ll feel this urge to share what […]

Forget Budget Travel – Learn to Travel for Free!
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[Posted on: 22 September 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]
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Are you tired of the conventional wisdom that says that you have to spend a lot of money to travel the world? Well, it’s not true. In spite of the general consensus that you have to be rich to travel extensively, I will let you in on a little secret: not only is it possible […]

Travel Writing: Syndication With a Twist
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[Posted on: 14 September 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]
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The typical freelance writing process involves coming up with an idea and then querying a magazine, ezine or other publication for a one-time working relationship. Sometimes, as you get to know an editor, you establish a rapport that leads to multiple writing assignments. As a freelancer, those are the gigs I like best – the […]

Why We Travel
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Years ago, I was on a press trip in Africa. As we were bumping along through the savannah, one of my fellow journalists was flipping through a stack of magazines he had brought along for what I guess he considered dull moments. He could have been on a plane, he could have been in his […]

The Road to Passionate Travel Writing
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[Posted on: 30 August 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Getting Readers, Guest Blog Posts]
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The first time I went to Greece was in 1997. I had decided to see a bit of Europe after spending some months on the island of Ibiza. As things were, I had picked up a German copy of Henry Miller’s “The Colossus of Maroussi” a book that I still keep albeit in a rather […]

Make the Most Out of a Writing Workshop
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Writing is my passion and my livelihood. This is why it’s important for me to join a writer’s workshop as I consider it both as a treat to myself and a career investment. Going to a three day workshop allows me to have a break from the daily stream of news that passes through my […]

Writing The Perfect Lodging Review
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[Posted on: 13 August 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts]
[12 Comments]

My name is Nancy Brown and I have a confession to make: I sleep around a lot. Now don’t take that wrong. I’m a lodging editor. I review two properties a week and I’m paid to sleep in other people’s beds. While this may sound like an ideal job, the type of travel writing I […]



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