Archive for the ‘Guest Blog Posts’ Category

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]
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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 […]

When Good Press Trips Go Bad
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[Posted on: 6 August 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]
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  When we go on press trips, we hope that we’ll have fun, eat the local food, meet interesting people and pick up a story or two along the way that will knock the socks off of our editors. Unfortunately, there will be press trips that are unorganized, boring and uninspiring … and finding a […]

Travel Writers, Are You Service Minded?
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[Posted on: 2 August 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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One of the very first things I had to accept about the kind of travel writing I do is that it’s a service. While I was inspired by the likes of Lawrence Durrell, Paul Theroux and Jan Morris, I was writing for a Condé Nast magazine. Articles had to be short and to the point, […]

Increase Your Travel Writing Exposure and Readership with Syndication
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[Posted on: 28 July 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]
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Sometimes a story gets better the more it’s told. This is especially true if you get paid for each telling. When you write an article and sell it to multiple sources as a syndicated piece, you are seizing the opportunity to tell your story over and over to a larger audience of readers. Travel pieces […]

PR/Blogger Relations Manifesto
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[Posted on: 21 July 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
[8 Comments]

Today’s Post is a re-print of a terrific article I found that I believe every travel blogger should read. The author, Lisa Gerber of Big Leap Creative, graciously agreed to let me re-publish her wonderful advice to bloggers, which was inspired by her trip to TBEX10 last month. So without further ado, here is Lisa’s […]

Freelance Writer’s Rights
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[Posted on: 16 July 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Writer's Resources]
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Most writers have a certain ownership of their words. Of course we do! As professionals, we also expect others to pay us for our words. When publishers or editors purchase an article or story, they often request or require certain rights to that work. In other words, the author may not maintain complete ownership of […]

Learn How To Work With Tourism Boards
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There’s no such thing as a free lunch – but who wants to eat alone anyway? One day during the summer of 2009, I picked up the phone and Vibhava, an IndiaTourism officer I knew, said: “I have been reading your blog. You really love India. The next time you go to India, you will […]

Endless Vacation vs. Responsibility to Readers
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Years ago, I thought of writing a book called, “I left Paradise a Day Early” on the many hardships travel writers have to endure while on the road. I “shelved” the idea back then because a colleague/friend said to me, “Susan, normal people won’t get this.” Of course, how can staying in a pristine villa […]

Lost Work: A Life Lesson in a Bottle
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A couple of years ago, I came across a treasure. At least I think it was a treasure. Unfortunately, its real value I’ll never know. What I found, while taking a break in my boat (I’m a sculler as well as a travel writer) was a bottle bobbing in the waves. I paddled over to […]



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