Archive for the ‘Guest Blog Posts’ Category

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, […]

Guidebooks: Is Self-Publishing For You?
[Posted on: 19 October 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]

Writing guidebooks is a dream of many travel writers, but if publishers aren’t knocking on your door begging you to write one for them, write your own and self-publish it. That’s what I did. My first mini-guide grew out of an article I was writing for a newspaper travel section in 1996. They wanted 750 […]

Balancing Keywords and Content
[Posted on: 12 October 2009]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts]

Do you want your travel writings read by others with the hopes of having your articles published by a well-known travel media outlet? What would happen if I told you that just writing content without strategically thinking of keywords could be hurting your opportunity for those dreams to come true? The goal of this article […]

How “Canada’s Adventure Couple” Came to Be
[Posted on: 21 September 2009]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts]

Starting up a travel blog can be a great way to share your stories and adventures from the road.  But how does one transition their travel blog from having a few family and friends checking it out to actually making it a leader in the travel blog community? Many aspiring travel writers start up a […]

So You Want to Write an eBook?
[Posted on: 31 August 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks]

Although I’m primarily a travel writer, I recently co-wrote an eBook for women, about success. Allow me to share with you what I’ve learned from the experience, and some tips on writing an eBook. Writing an eBook is a much different experience than writing a traditional printed-and-bound book, but writing an eBook can be a […]

Should You Watch Confessions of a Travel Writer?
[Posted on: 24 August 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Guest Blog Posts]

“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 […]

Do You Know How To Query?

The following article is an excerpt from “Success: Your Path to a Successful Book” by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill, and is reprinted with permission (and a big thank you to Maralyn). You can learn more about Maralyn at the end of this article. Do you know how to Query? Magazines, Agents and […]

Increase Your Audience by Adding Video
[Posted on: 24 June 2009]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Getting Readers, Guest Blog Posts, Technology]

With all of the travel writing websites out there, it can be difficult to stand out in the Internet Universe. Great writing can certainly help, but how can a person attract more viewers to their blog? Better yet, what can a person do to keep people on their site longer, view more pages and have […]

Travel Writing – The Importance of Getting ‘Out There’
[Posted on: 29 May 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]

I was invited to write this guest post on Travel Writers Exchange about how important it is to ‘get out there’ in regards to your travel writing. I am going to write about my experience so far of how important it is to take action on this matter. The bottom line for me is: if […]

Why You Need to Hire a Copy Editor
[Posted on: 18 February 2009]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks, Writer's Education]
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“When traveling to Strasbourg you must go to the bathroom. The toilet paper is purple. Not just any purple…but a lovely shade of lavender. I really wanted to bring some of this home with me to show my friends, but I thought that might not be appropriate. I didn’t try out any other bathrooms in […]



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