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Issue #159: Seven Newsletters that Plug You Into the Travel Writing Community
June 05, 2017
Greetings Fellow Travel Writers and Bloggers!

... and welcome to all new subscribers!

With our upcoming Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class in Cambodia, we think we’ve put together the best travel writer’s course ever offered, anywhere. Seriously!

You’ll get to learn the best inside secrets, tips, and techniques for getting your travel stories published in glossy print magazines — and get paid for your work — while you visit some of the most memorable and haunting temples on the World Heritage List.
Cambodia’s bustling Siem Reap is the gateway to the ancient, world-renowned Angkor temples—the atmospheric Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom temples. They’re on the World Wonders List and listed as the #1 sight on Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List of Top 10 Sights.

The Angkor temples rank near the top of every serious traveler’s bucket list.

The town of Siem Reap is the epicenter of chic Cambodia, with world class dining and lavish upscale resorts, blended with a laid-back river town ambiance. You’ll find rice paddies and silk farms in the countryside, just outside the city.

For travel photographers, Siem Reap is a dream come true. You can capture food vendors at the local market and the ever present decorative tuk-tuks sputtering around town, heaped with interesting cargo from overdressed tourists to huge sacks of rice. Siem Reap boasts colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter and around the Old Market.

Check out my photos: a market stall and the deeply moving Cambodian Circus. You’ll get to meet Cambodian guides and tuk-tuk drivers like our friend Chamnan Chhom, who loyally ferried us round town and the temples for one week. He’s one of the family now!

The Top Five Reasons Why You Should Join Us for Our Travel Writing & Marketing Masterclass:

If you’re interested in funding your travels with your writing . . . and earning your income from anywhere on the planet (as I’m doing) . . . and have some adventure in your life . . . I can help you get started right now.

Join us in Siem Reap, Cambodia, for our ONLY Complete Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class offered in S.E. Asia in 2017.

Our master class is the fastest and most efficient way to gain all the knowledge and skills you need to make money from your travels, and get complimentary accommodation, meals, tours, cruises, and entry to tourist attractions.

Here are 5 reasons Why You Don’t Want to Miss our Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class in Siem Reap:

Reason #5: You’ll learn the same secrets I’ve used to get more than 1,000 stories published in 200+ regional, national, and international magazines, specialty publications, trade journals, in-flights, on-boards, newspapers, and travel websites

Reason #4: I’ll share my secret advanced marketing tips, tricks, and techniques that have skyrocketed my acceptance and publication rates in magazines around the world

Reason #3: I’ll show you how to score thousands of dollars worth of complimentary travel perks at exotic resorts and fine dining restaurants; you’ll learn how to parlay your travel writing assignments into luxury tours with personal travel guides, and even free transportation.

Reason #2: Our Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class is completely unique. It’s not the standard fare workshop that shows you how to write travel articles. In fact, you won’t find another class like it anywhere else. It’s the only workshop in the world that focuses on how to sell your travel articles to print and online magazines.

Reason #1: You’ll learn my travel writing marketing and sales secrets in luxury, at the gorgeous Shinta Mani Resort!

A $500 deposit will reserve your space in this workshop today. To learn more and register:

Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class, Cambodia 2017

We hope to see you in Cambodia!

Inspirational Travel Quote of the Week

“People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.”

- Dagobert Runes, Philosopher and Author

This Week's Featured Post:

Seven Newsletters to Plug You Into the Freelance Travel Writing Community

Numerous travel writing experts, organizations, and websites, offer sound advice to freelancers around the world. Several of them produce and mail out weekly or monthly newsletters to their followers.

Over the past ten years, I’ve subscribed to dozens of these travel writing newsletters. I’ve loyally stayed with some, because they continue to offer invaluable advice. In fact, I’ve implemented advice gleaned from a couple of these newsletters and made thousands of dollars almost immediately! And I’ve found magazine leads in some newsletters that have led to paid travel assignments and press trips.

I’ve also unsubscribed from plenty of other travel writing newsletters because I wasn’t walking away with any useful or practical information.

Here are seven of my favorite newsletters, with brief introductions. I’ve also provided links to their subscription or membership pages.


Have You Planned Your Travel Calendar for 2017?

Have you planned your travel writing calendar for 2017 yet? We at spent days preparing lists of:

24 Travel Writing and Blogging Conferences
11 Travel Writing and Blogging Workshops
11 Special Travel Writing Groups, Meetings & Events
5 Travel Shows (and a link to access many more)

Get organized now: Use these lists to plan your travel writing & blogging events for 2017.

Resources for Travel Writers

Books and Reference Guides:

Beginner's 3-pack Reference Guides
The Complete Guide to Query Letters for Travel Writers
100 Print Magazines that Want to Publish Your Articles
Fifty Websites that Want to Publish Your Travel Stories
Advanced Travel Writing 2-Pack Reference Guides
How to Land Press Trips and FAM Tours
How to Break Into the Luxury Travel Writing Market
The Complete Guide to Marketing and Selling Your Travel Articles
Digital Bookstore - Guides, Manuals and Special Reports

Friend Me on Facebook:

If you haven’t ‘friended’ me yet on Facebook, please feel free to do so here:
Link to Roy's Personal Facebook page was named in 2016’s Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers list.

We’re the ONLY travel writer’s website on the list! We urge you to forward our newsletters on to your friends that might be interested in taking up travel writing. Testimonials

“I think you should know that I have been sending your link to many a travel journalist as your site is one of the most helpful I've seen to date. I even sent it to my sister who writes mostly about gardens and she was totally blown away by the amount of information you are giving away for free.” —Karin Leperi, Freelance Travel Writer

“This site is more like a book than a website. It is one of the best (if not THE best) travel-writing sites I've seen in a long time. It is packed! And most of the articles will be useful to any freelancer, not just travel writers.” —Moira Allen Anderson, Writing-

Please share this e-zine with friends, family or anyone you know who is interested in travel writing. They can get free marketing and travel writing information by signing up for my e-zine at this link:

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That's all for this week.

Until next week, just keep pitching!


Roy Stevenson
Pitch Travel Write

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