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Dos and Don’ts for Getting Invited on Press Trips
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[Posted on: 5 December 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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You just noticed on Facebook that two colleagues are off to the Amalfi Coast on a press trip. Your heart sinks. Why weren’t you invited? Chances are you’re not on that invitation list for a reason. So what does one have to do to get on and stay on these lists? Here are some dos [...]

Can You Become a Travel Writer at Any Age?
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[Posted on: 28 November 2011]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities]
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Some people realize very early in life what they want to do when they grow up. Some people figure it out later on. However, a few people, like myself, stumble across their destiny quite by chance. I am not young. I am not rich. I wasn’t born under a lucky star. I don’t have connections. [...]

10 Pros and Cons for Top 10 Lists
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[Posted on: 7 November 2011]
[Posted in: Getting Readers, Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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For my site, FarewellTravels, we just posted a piece about 10 great winter retreats. Putting it together got me thinking about the whole formula of using top ten lists in travel writing. Why are they so popular among bloggers and site editors? Are they really a smart choice when preparing content? I decided to weigh [...]

Studying Journalism vs Grass-Roots Travel Blogging
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[Posted on: 24 October 2011]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities]
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In the world of travel writing you meet many different people…. …Who all entered the industry in their own way. Traditionally, people wanting to become travel writers had to study their craft and work their way up in the industry, but with the advent of the internet, many people have become blogging stars without prior [...]

Is It REALLY the Best Place on the Planet?
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[Posted on: 3 October 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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  With the rush to get scoops on stories or simply to just write and post a piece before one heads out to the gym in the morning… …. we all know, editorial standards have taken a nose dive. Some of this I can live with occasionally. The word “there” inadvertently spelled “their” for example. [...]

Going Someplace? Bring Money.
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[Posted on: 5 September 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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About a year ago, I was on a press trip with three other journalists. Our driver did a yeoman’s job of taking us places to get great stories and really amazing photographs. He personally went out of his way many times for us, taking group pictures, working very long days, even lugging one writer’s camera [...]

7 Travel Photography Tips
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[Posted on: 15 August 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks, Travel Photography]
[11 Comments]

Photography is the world as seen through the eyes of the photographer. In the same way that two writers would tell two completely different accounts of the same moment, two photographers will likely photograph the exact same scene, the exact same moment in two completely different ways. This similarity between writing and photography is exactly [...]

7 Proofreading Tips Every Travel Writer Should Know
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Travel writing is a competitive field, which means it’s especially important for you to turn in flawless, polished pieces. By following these essential proofreading tips for travel writers, you can improve your writing and offer vivid information to readers: Proofread your draft shortly after your trip. Do your best to begin the proofreading process shortly [...]

Got a Pet Peeve? Most Bloggers Do – Here’s 5 For You
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[Posted on: 18 July 2011]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Getting Readers, Guest Blog Posts]
[6 Comments]

Since launching our blog Santa Fe Travelers in December 2010, it’s become a vital part of my life. While I love blogging, there are some inherent things about writing for the web that irk me. I think that to keep quality content on the web and to minimize gaming the system, change is needed. Will [...]

Title? Check. First Sentence? Check.
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Years ago, while driving around Norway, my colleague (also a journalist) suddenly announced quite smugly… …“Well…I’ve come up with a title and a first sentence, so my story is done. Now I can relax and enjoy Scandinavia.” At the time, I didn’t quite get what she meant, but over the years, I’ve come to understand. [...]



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