Archive for the ‘Guest Blog Posts’ Category

Six Ways To Avoid Going to PR Prison
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[Posted on: 23 May 2011]
[Posted in: Confessions of an Optimistic PR Chick, Guest Blog Posts]
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  Spam comes in many variations. In fact that thoroughly researched email pitch you just sent to a blogger or journalist might just fall into that category. According to CAN-SPAM Act, the following transactions are subject to the Spam Laws: The CAN-SPAM “covers all commercial messages, which the law defines as “any electronic mail message […]

What Makes You an Expert Anyway?
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[Posted on: 2 May 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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Over the last several weeks, I received a couple of e-mails from writers who told me they were experts in various parts of the world. One fancied himself an Asia expert; another, an Israel expert. The first one really threw me, because I can’t even call myself an expert on the country I’ve spent my […]

Successful Travel Writing: 7 Tips for Working on the Road
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Every writer, whether amateur or pro, has at some point dreamed about the amazing lifestyle of a travel writer. It’s rewarding already just to be able to make your living with your craft, and travel writers get to see some of the most amazing places in the world while doing just that, living what seems […]

Travel Writer Slash Photographer
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One of the first job responsibilities I had when I started out as an assistant travel editor at Condé Nast was to do photo research. This required physically going to various Ad and PR agencies in midtown Manhattan and examining sheet after sheet of slides with my loupe (which I never let out of my […]

A Positive Lesson in Rejection
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  Rejection is a natural part of being a writer. Even those writers and authors who have gone on to achieve international success were, at one point or another, rejected. One of the differences between those who go on to be successful and those who don’t is the willingness to learn from the experience and […]

The Art of Interviewing: 5 Tips to Get Great Quotes
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[Posted on: 21 March 2011]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities]
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Interviewing another person is one of the important skills that any travel writer may wish to develop. Interviewing anyone – whether a tour guide, a celebrity, hotelier or a fellow traveler – will give you new ideas to write about, and a fresh angle on what might have looked like a stale story line. Quotes […]

How to Score the Love and Admiration of your helpful PR Professional
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[Posted on: 17 March 2011]
[Posted in: Confessions of an Optimistic PR Chick, Guest Blog Posts]
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  I cringed when I saw the headline… … “How to Score a Press Trip”, By Christy and Scott, from The Ordinary Traveler and as I hovered over the link to click it, I braced myself to read something that was going to get me all fired up. As a PR pro, the last thing […]

Writing the Perfect Destination Review
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[Posted on: 14 March 2011]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts]
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  As a follow up to her earlier Guest Article…. … Writing The Perfect Lodging Review, well-known professional travel writer and Uptake Lodging Editor Nancy D. Brown takes a break from her perpetual traveling to share with us more of her sage advice on writing.   Here are her tips on writing that perfect destination […]

Getting a New Perspective
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[Posted on: 7 March 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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Today more than ever, there’s such an urgency to post stories. No sooner do we have an idea, there’s pressure to get it written and get it out there. So what’s up with that? Fear. Fear that someone else is going to beat us. Fear that they’ll be perceived as the originator of the idea. […]

Give Readers What They Came to Get
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[Posted on: 28 February 2011]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks]
[4 Comments]

  Travel writers necessarily have to think from two perspectives at the same time… … that experienced perspective your readers have come to expect from you, and your reader’s perspective. The former knows which bus to take to get to the train station and where to get it, while the latter needs more guidance. Whether […]



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