Archive for the ‘Guest Blog Posts’ Category

Publishing: The Good, The Bad, & The More Difficult
[Posted on: 4 January 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]

The publishing world can be overwhelming, but don’t let it deter you if your passion is to be a published author. It seems that changes in the publishing industry are happening as quickly as your new computer is outdated. We will attempt to cover some of the basics, but like anything else, we suggest that […]

Do You Write What You Mean?
[Posted on: 28 December 2009]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks, Writer's Education]

Editing is a must when you write. Even the best writers and editors need someone else to edit their work. It is very easy when you are typing quickly to misspell or use the wrong spelling of a word. I did it a few weeks ago with an important e-mail—using their instead of there—and I […]

How Can Travel Bloggers Inspire Travel?
[Posted on: 21 December 2009]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Travel Writer Op-Ed]

A question arose recently among my travel blogging friends: “How can we make travel blogging bigger than travel blogging“. Many people follow sports weekly, but follow travel only when they are planning a trip. For me this raised the question of “why do people travel?”   As a survey that came out recently told us: […]

Lessons From a Successful Travel Blogger
[Posted on: 14 December 2009]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks]

I’ve been running my travel blog now for three years. Here are some of the things I’ve learned on the way. 1. Content is not king. You often hear the phrase, “content is king”. This is simply not true. Content is not king. It is true your content can’t be bad, but simply being a […]

Are You As Organized as You Can Be?
[Posted on: 7 December 2009]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]

Think back to when you first started traveling. Did you know all the “rules”? Maybe TSA wasn’t even in your travel vocabulary. You probably didn’t even really know what 3 ounce liquids really meant…right? But you’re a smarter traveler now, aren’t you? Now think about when you first started as a travel writer. Did you […]

Why Google PageRank Matters for Travel Writers
[Posted on: 30 November 2009]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Technology, Tips & Tricks]

So why should we focus heavily on Google? The answer is crystal clear considering that Google commands a 78% market share while its other major competitors (Yahoo! and Bing) only make up a combined 19% market share. This is why all bloggers (including travel writers) should make it a priority to target the search engine […]

How I Got to Hold My Book With Both Hands
[Posted on: 23 November 2009]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Travel Writing Books]

I began to write my story somewhere in Eastern Russia, in the form of a few words thrown together in an email, to some of my favorite ‘sisters’. Those precious girlfriends, those fabulous women, who are the ‘treasure’ of every woman’s life, are the reason that I wrote my story down at all. It was […]

And the Press Trip Debate Rages On
[Posted on: 16 November 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Guest Blog Posts, Travel Writer Op-Ed]

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 […]

Marketing Your Own Travel Books and Guides
[Posted on: 4 November 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts]

Unless you’re a Stephen King or a Dan Brown, the chances are really high that you’ll do most, if not all, of the marketing for your books yourself if you want to sell them. This is especially so if you’ve self-published your own travel guides, such as I have. Self-publishing is, after all, a do-it-yourself […]

How to Plan a Round the World Trip
[Posted on: 2 November 2009]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]

Planning a trip around the world is a pretty intensive process, but at this point you’ve already made the hardest decision you’re going to face: the choice to overcome your perceived obstacles and travel. It’s easy to get extremely overwhelmed when it comes down to the actual process of preparing and planning out your trip, […]



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