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By Roy Stevenson

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Here's the latest news and posts about travel writing and how to market your travel stories ...

Nov 27, 2021

How To Cover Travel Costs When Magazines Pay So Little

Travel costs money - how do travel writers cover these costs when magazines pay so little? Here are three strategies ...

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Nov 27, 2021

Expand Your Writing Genres - 5 Reasons to Do This and How to Do It

Expand your writing genres and open up more possibilities for getting your stories published. Here's why you should do it and how to do it ....

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Nov 08, 2021

Wrangling Complimentary Travel Writers Perks

Wrangling those travel writers perks is possible when you know the most important key to success. Find out how to do it here …

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Nov 08, 2021

Earn More: Sell Your Travel Articles Around the World

Here's how to earn more for every article you write by selling your travel articles around the world.

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Nov 06, 2021

Quid Pro Quo: Travel Writers and Press Trips

What does "quid pro quo" have to do with travel writers on press trips? It means "something for something". Press trips aren't free trips. Find out here what's expected of travel writers and bloggers...

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Nov 06, 2021

Your Sales Pitch: Write Your Query Letter Before Writing Your Story

Your sales pitch (or query letter) should be written before you write your article - here are 5 reasons why travel writers should do this ...

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Nov 04, 2021

Press Trips for Travel Writers: Tap into a Network of Resources

Press trips are important way for travel writers to get to know a region or state. Here's a network of resources you can tap into to find out more ...

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Nov 03, 2021

Self-Guided Press Trip Requests

Self-guided press trip requests are my favorite kind of tours - here's how you can organize your own self-guided trip.

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Nov 01, 2021

Finding Gold Mines in Low Paying Magazines

Find the gold mines in low paying magazines. You can write an article and turn it to gold for everyone, including yourself ...

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Oct 31, 2021

Press Trip Invitation : 4 Tips for Travel Writers

Getting a press trip invitation involves a few simple steps. Here are 4 tips on how to get invited on press trips and FAM tours for travel writers...

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Oct 28, 2021

Successful Travel Writing Tips for Beginners

These five successful travel writing tips will help beginners get published and find success more quickly. Learn more in this article ...

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Oct 16, 2021

Diverse Travel Writing Assignments

Travel writing assignments are meant to be exciting. They can be wild, wacky and wonderful experiences that enrich you. Here are some of my memorable moments to inspire you ...

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Oct 10, 2021

Travel Story Ideas that Sell: My Winning System

Dreaming up travel story ideas that sell don't come to you in your sleep. Here is my winning system with 7 ways to dream up stories that sell ...

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Oct 03, 2021

Travel Story Idea Troubleshooting Guide

Almost every travel story idea has a chance of getting published - as long as you know how to entice the editor. Learn what to do - and what to avoid ...

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Oct 03, 2021

Ten Freelance Writing Tips to Sell More Stories

These 10 freelance writing tips helped me get published prolifically early on and can help you get published more frequently.

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Sep 26, 2021

Selling Story Ideas - 6 Tips for Travel Writers

Selling story ideas takes some experience to identify unique angles. Here are 6 tips to help you distinguish the good ones from the bad ...

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Sep 26, 2021

7 Reasons Bloggers Should Write for Print Media

Bloggers can benefit in many ways by writing for print media - here are 7 reasons why you should do this …

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Sep 19, 2021

Sell Multiple Story Angles and How To Do It

Selling multiple story angles about a destination can provide you with four big benefits - here's how to do it ...

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Sep 19, 2021

The Print Media Industry: How Big Is It?

The print media industry is still big and evolving. Here's the state of print media from the travel writer’s perspective . . .

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Sep 12, 2021

Dreaming Up Luxury Travel Story Ideas

Dreaming up luxury travel story ideas is where many travel writers struggle. Here are some tips to help you over this hurdle …

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Sep 12, 2021

Your Travel Writing Style - Seven Tips to Improve It Now

Improve your writing style with these seven tips to make your words sparkle - learn more ...

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Sep 05, 2021

Is Your Travel Story Marketable? What Makes a Story Hot

What makes a travel story hot - do you know if your stories are marketable? Here's how to find out ...

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Sep 05, 2021

Multiple Writing Assignments: How to Earn More While You Travel

Multiple writing assignments will help you earn more and can save you lots of money while you travel. Here's my 6-step process explaining how to do it ...

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Aug 29, 2021

Up Your Travel Writing Game: 3 Ways to Get Social

Here are three ways to up your travel writing game, earn more, and be more productive faster . . .

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Jul 18, 2021

Improve Your Writing With These 4 Books

If you want to improve your writing, it helps to learn from the experts. Here are 4 books I can recommend for your bookshelf ...

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Jul 11, 2021

Creating a Successful Blog – 8 Simple Things You Should Know

Creating a successful blog doesn't happen overnight. Before you start a blog, here are 8 things you need to know ...

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Jul 11, 2021

Travel Writing Reality Check

Here’s a reality check for travel writers to help you become aware of some of the more unsavory sides of the freelance business - and what you can do about it.

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Jul 05, 2021

Writing for Travel Trade Journals

Writing for travel trade journals is a stealth publishing niche. Here's all you need to know to break into writing for them and getting paid ...

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Jul 05, 2021

Writing a Successful Hotel Pitch

A successful hotel pitch is vital if you want to write about your favorite luxury hotels, resorts, villas, spas and lodges. Here's how to do it . . .

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Jun 28, 2021

Freelance Writing Is Good for Aspiring Authors

Freelance writing is an excellent way for aspiring authors to hone their craft, gain confidence, and a good reputation.

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Jun 21, 2021

Get Published Online and Reap These Benefits

Get published online and reap some big benefits if you’re a freelance travel writer. Here are four reasons why you should do it …

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Jun 21, 2021

Travel Gear: Lightweight Luggage, Travel Clothing, Packing Advice

Travel gear for travel writers includes a lot of things – here’s advice on how to travel light and still bring everything you need.

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Jun 14, 2021

Travel Accessories for Travel Writers

Some travel accessories are more important than others and you want to travel light. Here’s the travel gear to take on travel writing assignments.

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Jun 14, 2021

Branding for Travel Writers

Branding for travel writers isn't optional. It identifies who you are and helps you stand out from the crowd. Here's my advice about how to build your brand ...

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Jun 07, 2021

Free Freelance Writing Articles

Links to freelance writing articles with tips and techniques about how to get started, target specialty niches and untapped markets, and much more . . .

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May 30, 2021

Reselling Articles: Three Tricky Situations

Reselling articles isn't always straightforward in the age of print and digital media. Here are three tricky situations and how the handle them ...

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May 23, 2021

Best Websites for Travel Writers

Tracking down the best websites for travel writers can be daunting so we did it for you! Here are the ones we picked ...

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May 23, 2021

Website Resource List for Travel Writers

This website resource list is worth browsing for information, networking, and fun ...

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May 17, 2021

Why Write for Free?

Why write for free? Travel writers should get paid for their time, but there are a few reasons why you might work for free. Here are some of them ...

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May 17, 2021

Five Ways to Sell Articles More Successfully

You'll sell articles more often with these five proven marketing strategies. Incorporate them all and you'll be more successful.

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May 10, 2021

Writing Genres and Your Travel Writing Niche

Having multiple travel writing genres is an asset that opens up many writing opportunities. Here's how to develop your own travel writing niche ...

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May 03, 2021

Writing Museum Stories

Writing museum stories is a good way to build your bylines and be successful, even if you're a beginner. Why are museum stories so easy to sell? What do they pay? What are the secrets to success? I'll tell you in this article ...

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May 03, 2021

Travel Etiquette for Travel Writers on Press Trips

Good travel etiquette during press trips and Fam tours is important for travel writers. Learn what to do and what not to do on these tours.

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Apr 18, 2021

Simultaneous Submissions: Strategies for Multiple Acceptances

Simultaneous submissions won't be a problem if you know some strategies to use when two editors want the same story. Here are four strategies ...

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Apr 18, 2021

How to Build Distribution Lists to Sell Your Travel Stories

Magazine distribution lists unlock the sales potential of your query letter - here's how to build them ...

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Apr 11, 2021

Sell Your Articles This Way - Without a Query Letter!

To sell your articles you don't always need a query letter. Here’s a better way that works very effectively for me -and it can work for you, too . . .

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Apr 06, 2021

Business Policies for Travel Writers

Business policies are important for freelance travel writers - here are the ones to focus on for best results...

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Mar 29, 2021

Simultaneous Submissions: Sell More and Do It Faster

Using simultaneous submissions helps travel writers sell more articles faster. Here's how to do it ...

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Mar 22, 2021

Best Query Letter - Use this Checklist

Writing the best query letter is your primary tool for selling your stories to editors. This checklist is for freelance writers - use it before you hit SEND.

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