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Issue #435: Spring Book Sale is ON! Here are the details . . .
April 03, 2023
Greetings Fellow Travel Writers!

. . . and WELCOME all new subscribers. Thanks for joining us.


Our Spring Book Sale is on for the next 5 days. Until midnight on Friday, April 7th you can get any book in our bookstore for 25% off the regular price when you use promo code SPS25 at checkout.


Don’t forget to snag a bundle if you want to get even more savings.

Our bundles are already 10% off so for the next 5 days you’ll get an additional 25% off.

The Beginner's Bundle

The Creative Bundle

The Advanced Bundle

Click any of the images above to go directly to those bundles. Order today before you forget!

Remember to apply the promo code SPS25 to get your discount.


We hope this newsletter finds you all getting out, rushing around dreaming up travel story ideas, finding target magazines to pitch them to, and cranking out those query letters!

We’re currently in Seattle, Washington, riding out a very wet, snowy and icy winter, dreaming flashbacks of last year’s trips to Madrid (Spain), Lisbon and Porto (Portugal) and Zagreb, Dubrovnik, and Split (Croatia).

We’re planning a month-long trip to Vietnam later this year and New Zealand in early 2024.

We’re always excited to hear of the writing successes by graduates of our travel writing and marketing workshops. Sandy Bornstein, one of our 2017 Seattle graduates has written and published 100 Things to do in Boulder Before You Die.

Sandy’s book covers what and where to eat in Boulder, music and entertainment, sports and recreation, culture and history, and shopping and fashion. If you’re planning a trip to Boulder, Colorado, or live there, we heartily recommend this book to show you how to make the most of your time there.

I’ve been to Boulder a few times and seen some of the sights and attractions, but Sandy’s book opened up a new dimension to this fun city, offering insights that only a local would know about. Here’s the link to her book: Link to Sandy Bornstein book

Another of our graduates, Tim Cotroneo, from our Seattle class of 2019, has made good by carving out a niche in luxury travel and resorts and golfing destinations, primarily in the Caribbean.

In February, Tim’s article How to Advance from Amateur to Professional Travel Writer was published in the highly respected website. Tim offers some excellent advice in this post. Here’s the link: Tim Cotroneo Article

You can read Tim’s inspiring story on at this link: My Story as a Golf and Travel Writer

Finally, just a reminder that we’ve reduced the frequency of this free newsletter to twice/month — on the first and third Mondays of each month. You’ll have less clutter in your inbox and still enjoy our travel writing and marketing tips.

Featured Post

Writing for the Expat Magazine Market

Novice travel writers have difficulty pitching stories to the standard travel glossies because the competition for these magazines is fierce. Editors of glossy travel magazines receive so many pitches they can afford to be very picky when handing out assignments. Often, they work with a stable of established writers they already know.

A proven way to improve your chances of getting published is pitching lesser known, travel-related genres, like expat magazines. The chances of placing your stories are much higher. All it takes is knowing the right way to approach expat publications.   Expat magazines (and websites) are aimed at people living overseas or working overseas. This includes those who travel long-term, or slow-travel from one country to another. Here’s what you need to know to break into expat magazines . . .


Upcoming Posts

Apr 17: Dreaming Up Story Ideas That Sell
May 01: Press Trip Tips: Resources for Travel Writers
May 15: The Benefits of Hiring a Travel Writing Marketing Coach

Inspirational Travel Quote

Pitch Travel Write: Most Requested Links About Improving Your Travel Writing

As travel writers, we put words together to paint pictures of our destinations.

Writing about a place we love seems like such an easy thing to do. But, as you know, there’s much more to effective and salable travel writing like . . .

  • How to say the words in just the right way
  • Sharing valuable information to catch the reader’s attention
  • Knowing how to keep readers engaged

Our Resource Page includes information about topics that focus on your travel writing craft. How you can improve your writing and increase your productivity – and get those articles out to editors . . .

Link to Travel Writing Craft Resource Page



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Remember to apply the promo code SPS25 to get your discount.

Latest News eBooks

New eBooks Coming Soon

We’re about to publish another eBook to help you get your travel stories published. It’s called The Best of Roy’s Blogs: Roy’s Solutions for Selling More Travel Stories, Writing Better, and Earning More Money.

You need to have a lot of skills to be successful in the freelance travel writing game. In the past fifteen years I’ve been bombarded with hundreds of email questions about many aspects of travel writing. The blogs you’re about to read are my succinct answers to these urgent questions.

These blogs are gathered from my email replies, Facebook posts, LinkedIn posts, blogs, and newsletter editorials. They provide quality solutions in summary form to the myriad challenges travel writers face.

Even better, at the end of each blog I give you the link to a more detailed and comprehensive coverage of each topic so you can continue on to a more in-depth post on our website

Follow the advice dispensed in this eBook and you’ll earn more from your travel writing by selling more stories and improving your travel writing.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve finished the draft of our ebook and our new release date is April 2023: 500 Print Magazines That Want To Publish Your Travel Articles. Rather than revise our current eBook, “100 Print Magazines That Want To Publish Your Travel Articles” we decided to write an entirely new book.

We’ve tossed out the magazines that have folded since the 2016 edition and added in a whopping 450 NEW magazines (maybe more) to this eBook. Yes, you read that right!

This compilation is far more specialized for travel writers than what you’ll find in Writer’s Market. Compiled over fifteen years from a wide variety of online sources, field resources, and book references, this comprehensive list includes international publications for the English-speaking market.

The magazine lists include . . .

  • General Travel & Lifestyle Magazines
  • Regional Travel & Lifestyle Magazines
  • Luxury Travel & Lifestyle Magazines
  • Travel Magazines about Select Countries
  • Motorcycle Travel Magazines
  • Outdoor Magazines
  • Airline In-Flight Magazines
  • Cruise Line On-Board Magazines
  • Hotel In-Room Magazines
  • Wedding Destination Magazines
  • Food & Travel Magazines
  • Family Travel Magazines
  • RV & Motor Coaching Travel Magazines
  • Gold Prospecting & Travel
  • Inns, B&Bs, Victorian Homes
  • Expat Travel Magazines
  • Lighthouses
  • Travel Photography
  • Canals & Waterways Travel

Watch this newsletter for release dates soon to be announced.

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HERE., is our information-packed website for travel writers. This e-zine, a series of travel writing books and reference guides, coaching programs, and our workshops all work together to give you guidance in this field.

Our aim is to provide you with practical, nitty gritty information to help you gain entry into the travel writing realm and all the enjoyment that comes with it. 

Awards and Accolades

We're thrilled to announce that our website, has made The Write’s list of 100 BEST WEBSITES FOR WRITERS for 2020 and 2021! 

You can see the entire list by visiting their website - click on the graphic to view the list now.

We're proud to announce that our travel writing website, has made Writer’s Digest Magazine’s 2016, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 101 BEST WEBSITES FOR WRITERS.

Writer's Digest doesn’t bestow these awards lightly. And we’re the only travel writing website on their lists!

And the accolades for just keep pouring in! Our website helps travel writers successfully sell their travel stories.

Thank you, Writer’s Digest Magazine for listing us on your “Best Genre/Niche Websites for 2020, 2021 and 2022.”

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My Facebook page is about freelance travel writing. I frequently post about:
• links to other well produced travel websites and blogs
• links to my travel articles
• magazine cover stories and back stories
• links to resource pages
• links to coaching and mentoring resources
. . .and plenty of other useful information to get you up to speed

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That's all for now. Until next week - just keep pitching! Roy

Roy Stevenson
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