Posts Tagged ‘Travel Blogging’

Freelance Writer’s Rights
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[Posted on: 16 July 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Writer's Resources]
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Most writers have a certain ownership of their words. Of course we do! As professionals, we also expect others to pay us for our words. When publishers or editors purchase an article or story, they often request or require certain rights to that work. In other words, the author may not maintain complete ownership of […]

Q&A: How to Incorporate a Newsletter
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[Posted on: 14 July 2010]
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Welcome to another installment of Ask The Editor! This month our topic focuses on newsletters. Q. I know I should have a signup form for a newsletter, but I really don’t know where to begin. How do I start a newsletter? A. This can be intimidating for any blogger, but it’s very important to include […]

Learn How To Work With Tourism Boards
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There’s no such thing as a free lunch – but who wants to eat alone anyway? One day during the summer of 2009, I picked up the phone and Vibhava, an IndiaTourism officer I knew, said: “I have been reading your blog. You really love India. The next time you go to India, you will […]

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 […]

TBEX10 Conference Recap
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[Posted on: 29 June 2010]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Opportunities, Reviews, Writer's Education]
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  Most of you reading this know that TBEX10 was held this past weekend, in New York City. Some of you also know that I was there, because we finally got to meet in person (yaay!). No doubt you’ll be reading many “wrap-up” posts from any of the several hundred bloggers who also attended, as […]

Q&A: How To Encourage Social Media Sharing
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[Posted on: 25 June 2010]
[Posted in: Getting Readers, Overcoming Obstacles, Q&A, Technology, Tips & Tricks]
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Welcome to our first installment of Ask The Editor! One of the things that keeps me busiest is answering the many emails I receive. Although I encourage travel writers to use our Forum, where we have some great writers, bloggers, and tech-geeks, in order to get a wider variety of answers than just mine. However, […]

Under The Microscope: Tourfolio.com
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[Posted on: 18 June 2010]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Travel Blog Reviews]
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Welcome to the first Travel Blog Review in our “Under the Microscope” series! This past week our Travel Writers’ Forum members reviewed Tourfolio.com, a travel blog founded by Bryan Cassidy. The goal of this series of travel blog reviews – handled entirely through our Forum – is to help travel bloggers discover what visitors like, […]

NEW Feature at TWE: Under The Microscope
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[Posted on: 11 June 2010]
[Posted in: Travel Blog Reviews]
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I’d like to introduce a new concept that will become a monthly feature here at Travel Writers Exchange This new feature will be called “Under The Microscope”, and will be an in-depth travel blog review. Each month we’ll take a look at one travel blog (volunteered by the blog owner, of course) and review it […]

Lost Work: A Life Lesson in a Bottle
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A couple of years ago, I came across a treasure. At least I think it was a treasure. Unfortunately, its real value I’ll never know. What I found, while taking a break in my boat (I’m a sculler as well as a travel writer) was a bottle bobbing in the waves. I paddled over to […]

The Write Time
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[Posted on: 3 May 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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Right now, I am on flight from Johannesburg to New York, some 38,000 feet in the air. After a bit of dozing off and accepting that I just won’t get a full night’s sleep (we left Jo-burg at 10pm and are flying into daybreak), I’ve decided to seize my writing moment. Writing first thing in […]



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