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By Roy Stevenson

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Nov 16, 2018

Getting Paid for Your Travel Stories

Getting paid for your travel stories involves some business savvy and knowing what to do. Here's how ...

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Nov 10, 2018

Writing Exceptional Ledes

Writing exceptional ledes is one of the most underutilized tools for travel writers. Here are twelve of my favorites and examples of how to use each of them, along with other advice about writing great hooks ...

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Nov 08, 2018

Story Ideas that Sell eBook

Story Ideas that Sell guides you along the highly creative path of inventing and discovering potential travel stories to pitch and sell to travel magazines. In this 76-page book I outline my winning system to generate story ideas that sell.

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Nov 08, 2018

Find Your Niche

Find Your Niche is an ebook that explores the multitude of writing opportunities available to freelancers. It will help you identify the niches that are most interesting and meaningful to you. And you’ll learn how to hone in on the most profitable niches.

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Nov 03, 2018

Press Trip Decisions: Is this trip worth it?

Press trip decisions are not always straightforward. Before you commit travel you want to make the best use of your time. Here are some questions you should ask - and answer - before deciding to go on a press trip ...

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Oct 26, 2018

Writing for Boating Magazines and Other Nautical Publications

Writing for boating magazines and other nautical publications is an easy market to break into. Here are type types of stories you can pitch and where to pitch them ...

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Oct 20, 2018

Sandy Bornstein: Another Travel Writing Success Story

Sandy Bornstein is a travel writer who has found much success since she amped up her marketing skills. Read her story here ...

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Oct 19, 2018

Business Basics for Travel Writers

These business basics will get you launched into your travel writing business - and help you handle getting paid, frustrating problems, and much more...

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Oct 18, 2018

Writing for Free - Guidelines for Travel Writers

Writing for free might occasionally make sense - but when should you do it and when should you walk away from an offer? Here's my advice ...

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Oct 18, 2018

Why Write for Free?

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

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Oct 18, 2018

Launch Your Travel Writing Business Fast

Launch your travel writing business quickly with these tips. Find out what you need and what you don't need to get started...

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Oct 18, 2018

Travel Writing Success Criteria

Travel writing success criteria - is there one secret to success? Here's what it takes to find success in any kind of freelance writing ...

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Oct 17, 2018

Five Travel Writing Secrets for Success - Part 1

Is there one travel writing secret to success? I don't think so. Here are five travel writing habits you can practice to be successful.

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Oct 17, 2018

Travel Writing Scams: Do You Know About These?

New travel writing scams are popping up on the internet. They can cost you money and do nothing to advice your writing credibility. Do you know about these scams?

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Oct 17, 2018

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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Oct 17, 2018

Travel Writing Decisions: When to Walk Away from Stories & Places

Making travel writing decisions to objectively assess a potential travel story or destination, and its “publishability” is an important skill. Here's so advice to hone your skills and make better decisions ...

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Oct 17, 2018

Travel Writers Characteristics for Success

Travel writers characteristics for success relies on certain attributes. What are your strengths? Which ones do you need to work on? Find out here ...

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Oct 17, 2018

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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Oct 15, 2018

Which Travel Writers Association is Right for You?

Travel writers associations are numerous but which ones are reputable - and which one is right for you? Find out here ...

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Oct 15, 2018

Can You Earn Enough Money as a Travel Writer?

Can you earn enough money as a travel writer? That's a big question aspiring travel writers often ask me. Here’s my answer …

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Oct 15, 2018

International Press Trips: How to Plan and Organize a Customized Tour

Planning an international press trip? Here's how to organized a customized tour and make the most of your time at your destination - and make a profit when you get home!

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Oct 15, 2018

Writing Free Content for Travel Blogs : Should You Do It?

Are you writing free content for travel blogs? Here's my best advice for weighing the advantages and disadvantages...

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Oct 15, 2018

How to Make Money Travel Writing: Think Multiple Income Streams

To make money travel writing, it's important to expand your boundaries and think in multiple income streams. Here's how to do it ...

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Oct 15, 2018

Unresponsive Magazine Editors

Dealing with magazine editors is a big part of freelance writing. But what do you do when they are unresponsive - when they don't reply to your queries? Here's some advice ...

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Oct 15, 2018

Coping Strategies for Travel Writers: New Editors & Editorial Changes

Here are some coping strategies for travel writers from breaking in a new editor to changes in editorial thrust.

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Oct 15, 2018

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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Oct 13, 2018

Press Trip Tips

Press Trip Tips Resource Page points you to all the free articles on this site. Press and fam tours provide informative travel opportunities for travel writers. Access all the articles here.

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Sep 27, 2018

Rock Star Travel Writers

Rock Star Travel Writers is our latest book where you’ll learn the insider tips, tools, tactics and habits that leading travel journalists use to land assignments in the world’s most prized travel glossies.

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Sep 22, 2018

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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Sep 22, 2018

How to Increase Your Productivity for Travel Writers

Increase your productivity in your freelance writing by using these six ideas to help you save time and earn more money.

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Sep 21, 2018

Using Executive Summaries for Travel Writing Success

Using executive summaries when planning a big trip can make you a more successful travel writer. Here's the lowdown on how to create one and how to use it ...

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Sep 21, 2018

Reader Testimonials: Query Letters for Travel Writers eBook

Here are reader testimonials for "The Complete Guide to Query Letters for Travel Writers" eBook by Roy Stevenson.

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Sep 21, 2018

2018 Travel Writing Conferences

Travel writing conferences are held all over the world - here's our list for 2018 ...

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Sep 21, 2018

List of Special Travel Writing Groups, Meetings and Events

What travel writing groups, meetings and events do you attend? Here are some you should seriously consider ...

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Sep 21, 2018

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 21, 2018

Travel Blogs: 7 Things To Consider Before You Start One

Travel blogs are a way for travel writers to get focused on a topic they love. Here are seven things you should consider before you start one …

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Sep 21, 2018

Travel Blogs: Profiles of Bloggers

Travel blogs are a popular way to write about destinations. Here are profiles of our readers who are also experienced bloggers.

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Sep 14, 2018

Ditch the Travel Cliches

Using cliches in your travel stories does your freelance travel writing career a great disservice. Nothing screams “amateur” more to an editor than a story riddled with travel clichés. Here's what they are and how to avoid them.

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Sep 13, 2018

Your Travel Writing Craft

Hone your travel writing craft with these articles to help you. Everything from beginner's mistakes to learning to write like a seasoned professional, you'll find all the articles here.

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Sep 12, 2018

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 12, 2018

Best Travel Writing Advice: Turn Your Worries into Wins

The best travel writing advice can turn your worries into wins. Here are some bumps in the road travel writers experience - and some winning strategies to keep moving forward and get published.

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Sep 12, 2018

Best Travel Writing Tips to Take You To the Next Level

The best travel writing tips will help you improve your writing and take it to the next level. Which ones do you already use? Where can you improve?

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Sep 12, 2018

Why "Practice Makes Perfect" is Terrible Advice for Travel Writing

The idiom "Practice Makes Perfect" is terrible advice for travel writing (and everything else). Here's why ...

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Sep 11, 2018

My Travel Writing Life

My travel writing life in the office revealed - this is how I spend my time ... how do you spend yours?

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Sep 11, 2018

Travel Writing Goals - What Are Yours?

Travel writing goals vary for each writer. What are your freelance writing goals and how do you fit among other writers?

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Sep 08, 2018

Writing For Inflights, Onboards, In-Rooms & On-Trains Magazines

Writing for inflights is regarded as the holy grail for travel writers. Prestige and pay are two of the reasons. Here's what you need to know about writing for airline magazines and their close cousins - onboards, in rooms and in trains publications ...

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Sep 06, 2018

Travel Writing Craft Success: 10 Ways to Write Better

Your travel writing craft success is an ongoing process. Here are ten ways to write like a seasoned professional.

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Sep 06, 2018

5 Travel Writing Blunders and How To Avoid Them

Here are 5 travel writing blunders that you should avoid if you want to get your travel stories published. Do you make any of these mistakes?

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Sep 06, 2018

Travel Writing Advice - Turning Bad Tips into Best Practices

Travel writing advice offered by "experts" is sometimes bad advice. Here's how to turn bad advice into best practices...

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