Archive for the ‘Travel Writer Op-Ed’ Category

How to Sabotage Your Social Networking Efforts
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[Posted on: 10 January 2011]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Technology, Travel Writer Op-Ed]
[18 Comments]

Are you using Facebook and Twitter to promote your self as a travel writer? Every so often I get an email from someone who asks me why I haven’t responded to their Facebook friend request, or why I haven’t followed them on Twitter…… …most of the time the reason is that they’ve — perhaps unknowingly [...]

Travel Writers As Firefighters
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With the U.S. State Department issuing an alert on Sunday “urging Americans traveling to Europe to be vigilant about possible terrorist attacks,” I am wondering how many of the editors I know are canceling assignments, “holding stories” and in general, choosing NOT to write about Britain, France and Germany until this storm passes. When is [...]

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 [...]

The Power Of Print
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[Posted on: 31 May 2010]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Travel Writer Op-Ed]
[11 Comments]

As writers we are all very aware of what goes on in the publishing industry. So no doubt you’ve seen or heard of the large and ubiquitous national ad campaign, announced in April by a joint venture between five giants of the publishing industry (Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, Meredith Corporation, Time Inc., and Wenner Media) [...]

Hosted Trips: It’s All a Matter of Principle
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[Posted on: 10 February 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Travel Writer Op-Ed]
[9 Comments]

Hosted Press Trips – Are you in favor or not? This topic has been tossed around for years with stands pro and con. Discussions generally run to extremes and can get quite heated. In the past, most salaried journalists were not allowed to participate in hosted trips. The publishers felt it clouded their reporting. Instead, [...]

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

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: [...]

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

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 [...]



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