Posts Tagged ‘Travel Writing’

Top 9 Travel Writing Mistakes
[Posted on: 27 November 2015]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
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It’s not where you go, but how you show readers… …what it was like once you got there that matters most. The most exotic of places can be made to look dull if travel writers ignore the basics of good travel writing, and your articles may never find their way into print if you continually [...]

Writing Travel Articles with Authority

Having been to Utrecht 19 times in 14 years and written about it in press, I feel that I can write about it with some authority. I know what I am writing about and I know how to make it useful to people who may seek to go there. But what about the travel writer [...]

Weaving the “Travel” Into Your Stories

Passions. I have many of them. Two of them actually come together when I’m writing my mystery, suspense novels. Traveling, one passion, has always been a part of my life. Fortunate that Dad wanted my brother and me to see all of the United States and most of Canada by the time we graduated from [...]

How to Be a Better Writer
[Posted on: 6 October 2014]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts]

Editors Note: This article is a re-print, used with the gracious permission of it’s author, Lisa Gerber of BigLeap Creative. It appeared first on her website on September 26, 2014. The advice is brilliant and applies to any genre of writing, but is particularly important in travel writing. Thanks Lisa! When a catastrophe takes the [...]

7 Warning Signs You’re Sabotaging Your Travel Writing
[Posted on: 16 June 2014]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]

Thanks to the internet, your travel writing is available for everyone to read. And for new writers, this can be scary. After all, these days everyone’s a critic, and you may not want to be judged. Who does? Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced travel writer, you may allow fear and doubt to crush [...]

5 Tips to Handle Media Hotel Inspections Like a Pro

Congrats, you’ve put together a full itinerary visiting a number of fabulous hotels. So now it’s time to get to work, reporting on these hotels and experiences through your unique lens in a way that will add value for your readers. As a professional travel blogger, perhaps the most important element of a successful press [...]

How to Make Your Editor Love You
[Posted on: 17 March 2014]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Overcoming Obstacles]
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  As a travel editor, I can admit that sometimes communication between the editor and the writer fails.   These tips might be useful for beginning writers – whether travel or any other genre.   Respect Word Count limits When your editor says one thousand words, it really means “one thousand words”. Maybe one thousand [...]

Pitching Your Travel Blog to a Hotel

In my previous post about pitching tourist boards I shared the one and only thing you must know before you start;… …Tourist boards work for the hotels, tour operators and other stakeholders in the destination.  So don’t start by pitching tourist boards directly, start with the stakeholders. Develop a killer idea with a hotel first, [...]

5 Insider Tips for Successfully Pitching Tourist Boards
[Posted on: 23 January 2014]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks, Writer's Resources]

Between the horrific events of 9/11, a struggling global economy, and the unknown impact of new technologies,… …the early-2000’s were not a good time for the travel industry. This is also right about the time I was hired to run North American marketing for the Kenya Tourist Board. This was my first gig in the [...]

How To Work With Your Local Tourism Board
[Posted on: 30 September 2013]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks, Writer's Resources]

Some travel writers make the mistake of thinking they need to travel to far-flung destinations many time zones away…. … when, in actuality, there are interesting travel-related stories waiting to be written about their own backyards. In fact, one of the best ways to build a travel writing portfolio is to write about the destination [...]



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