Posts Tagged ‘Travel Tips’

Are Press Trips REALLY ‘Traveling’?
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[Posted on: 11 June 2012]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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I recently asked my friend and colleague, Ed Wetschler, if he was traveling much these days. It was a fair question for Ed, who is the Executive Editor of Tripatini and chair of the Northeast Chapter of SATW. But his answer baffled me. “No,” he said. “I’m not. I’ve taken some press trips, but I’m [...]

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. [...]

Losing it Over Lost Luggage
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A few weeks ago, someone I was traveling with lost her luggage… …well, briefly so. We arrived at our baggage carousel at Heathrow, and within five minutes, two out of three of us had our bags. We waited and watched the conveyor belt empty out and as it ground to a halt, it became very [...]

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

If You’re Going Up The Creek, Take a Paddle
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[Posted on: 29 March 2010]
[Posted in: Interviews, Technology, Writer's Resources]
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Imagine that you’re traveling in a foreign country. Like any smart traveler, you’ve stored your most important and valuable items, such as your passport, airline tickets, credit cards, and extra cash or travelers checks, in your hotel room safe. You arrive back at your room after a day of sight-seeing or lounging by the pool [...]

Every Meal is a Story, Waiting to be Written
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[Posted on: 30 December 2009]
[Posted in: Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles]
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I always find it a bit odd to see American fast food chain restaurants when I travel to other countries. But I find it even more odd when I see them packed with Americans. I totally get that they remind traveling Americans of home, and offer familiar food to those who don’t like gastronomic adventures. [...]

How to Plan a Round the World Trip
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[Posted on: 2 November 2009]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
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Planning a trip around the world is a pretty intensive process, but at this point you’ve already made the hardest decision you’re going to face: the choice to overcome your perceived obstacles and travel. It’s easy to get extremely overwhelmed when it comes down to the actual process of preparing and planning out your trip, [...]

Travel Paranoia Runs Rampant
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[Posted on: 22 May 2009]
[Posted in: Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles]
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In Monday’s blog post we talked about how important it is for travel writers to know the laws and customs of a country before you head out to visit it. Today we’re exploring the other side of that coin – Travel Paranoia and how some new laws in certain places are causing tourists and travel [...]

Need Help While Traveling? There’s An App For That….
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[Posted on: 20 May 2009]
[Posted in: Technology, Tips & Tricks]
[3 Comments]

I love NPR (National Public Radio) and often listen to many of the programs they air while I’m working — among my favorites is the weekly “All Tech Considered“, which airs on Mondays in place of the usual daily “All Things Considered“…..and yes, it’s true that I am a geek, but the show always presents [...]

Traveling Abroad? Know Before You Go
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[Posted on: 18 May 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Overcoming Obstacles]
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I found this article on Brave New Traveler, “Terrorist Threat: Has London Become Hostile to Tourists?”, about a new law banning photographs that include any police officer (or anyone involved in the protection of Her Majesty’s subjects) in the photo. Say it isn’t so! I can’t imagine London, England being like this. Their “Bobbies” (as [...]

How Hooked-Up Are You When You Travel?
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[Posted on: 13 May 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Technology]
[5 Comments]

Here’s a great article from NPR called, “Airlines Boost Self-Service With Mobile Check-In.” Isn’t it amazing how people are utilizing technology even while on the road? Technology is changing how we travel, and how we travel is driving technology forward. If you’re a travel writer, you may bring your laptop (or netbook), digital camera, cell [...]



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