Posts Tagged ‘Free Travel’

Forget Budget Travel – Learn to Travel for Free!
[Posted on: 22 September 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]

Are you tired of the conventional wisdom that says that you have to spend a lot of money to travel the world? Well, it’s not true. In spite of the general consensus that you have to be rich to travel extensively, I will let you in on a little secret: not only is it possible […]

When Good Press Trips Go Bad
[Posted on: 6 August 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]

  When we go on press trips, we hope that we’ll have fun, eat the local food, meet interesting people and pick up a story or two along the way that will knock the socks off of our editors. Unfortunately, there will be press trips that are unorganized, boring and uninspiring … and finding a […]

Endless Vacation vs. Responsibility to Readers

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 […]

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

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, […]

Take A Peek Inside A Media Trip
[Posted on: 25 June 2009]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Technology, Tips & Tricks]
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A while back I wrote about a Media Trip I went on in April, to the Park Royal Holiday Resort in Cozumel, Mexico, and I followed that up with a list of “Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Media Trips“. Most established writers have been invited – at one time or another, sometimes frequently – […]

Travel Grants Can Be the Secret to Free Travel
[Posted on: 6 May 2009]
[Posted in: Opportunities, Writer's Resources]

Are you a new travel writer looking for travel writing jobs? Would you like free travel? There is a way that few writers know about to help them get the funds they need – funds that could take you to a destination that you’ve always wanted to write about. The same way that many high-school […]

Travel Media Trips: Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts
[Posted on: 1 May 2009]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]

Many beginning Travel Writers and Bloggers ask us “what exactly is a ‘media trip’ (or a ‘press trip’)?” These two terms are used interchangeably, though you’ll see and hear Media Trip more frequently. If you read my last post “Travel Media Trip – Cozumel Follow Up” you’ll have a good idea of what a travel […]

Travel Media Trip – Cozumel Follow Up
[Posted on: 29 April 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Opportunities]

This past week I spent 4 wonderful days in Cozumel, Mexico on a Travel Media Trip, as a guest at the fabulous Park Royal Resort (of course you’d already know this if you follow us on Twitter). We’re adding a new section to our website for Destination Travel Articles, so watch for mine about the […]

Why Now is the Time to Become a Travel Writer
[Posted on: 27 February 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
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You may not believe the time is right to be a travel writer, but you’re wrong. You must ask yourself the following question: is there ever a right time? You either want to follow your dreams or not. You can wait for the economy to improve or you can just become a travel writer. Perhaps […]

Travel Writers Take Advantage of Jobs Within the Travel Industry
[Posted on: 4 February 2009]
[Posted in: Opportunities]
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As aspiring travel writers, consider taking advantage of jobs within the travel industry to “jump start” your travel writing career. Many people search job boards such as CareerBuilder,,, Craigslist, and the countless other internet sites for writing jobs. However, if you’re new at writing travel, you can squelch the competition by applying for […]



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