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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 ...

May 20, 2022

Seven Travel Writing Mistakes

Travel writing mistakes can jeopardize your success. Are you making any of these errors?

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May 20, 2022

Writing Historical Travel Articles – and Getting Paid For Them

Writing historical travel articles combines your love for history & travel. Here's everything you need to know to pitch your stories and get paid . . .

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May 16, 2022

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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May 14, 2022

Travel Writing Goals - What Are Yours?

Travel writing goals differ for every writer. What are your freelance writing goals and what's the best way to achieve your goals?

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May 14, 2022

Travel Writing Success Criteria

Travel writing success criteria - is there one secret to success? Here's what it takes to succeed in freelance travel writing ...

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May 07, 2022

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

Writing for inflights is the holy grail for travel writers for prestige and pay. Here's what you need to know . . .

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May 07, 2022

How to Target Specialty Magazines

Target specialty magazines with these seven strategies to make your freelance travel writing pay off.

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May 01, 2022

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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Apr 17, 2022

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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Apr 04, 2022

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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Apr 04, 2022

Seven Ways to Increase Productivity for Travel Writers

Increase productivity and take control of your time with these seven effective habits for freelance travel writers.

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Mar 27, 2022

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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Mar 20, 2022

Travel Writers Success Traits

Travel writers success traits fall into three categories. Do you know what they are? Find out here ...

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Mar 20, 2022

The People You Meet on Travel Writing Assignments

It's the people you meet that makes travel writing so rewarding. Here are a few of the memorable ones from my travels - who are yours?

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Mar 13, 2022

Successful Travel Writers and How To Up Your Game

Successful travel writers do certain things - use these secrets and you can up your game ...

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Mar 13, 2022

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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Mar 07, 2022

Sell Travel Stories: 3 Ways to Find Unique Angles

You're likely to sell travel stories if you have a unique angle. Getting out of your comfort zone might just be the thing that helps you find that unique story angle. Here's how ...

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Mar 07, 2022

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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Feb 28, 2022

The Best Travel Stories: Get Yourself Out of the Way

The best travel stories aren't about you. Travel stories with an abundance of "I" is the mark of an amateur writer. Here's how to write better stories

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Feb 28, 2022

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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Feb 27, 2022

Travel Writing Marketing Master Class 2022

Our travel writing workshop registration is open for The Marketing Master Class, our premium program with everything you need to sell your travel stories . . .

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Feb 27, 2022

Travel Writing Retreat 2022 Charleston

Registration is OPEN for our Travel Writing Retreat in Charleston, South Carolina. Learn more here . . .

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Feb 27, 2022

Travel Writing Workshops in 2022

Registration is OPEN for our live travel writing workshops for 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Feb 20, 2022

Is Your Travel Article Ready to Submit? Use this Checklist to Decide

Is your travel article ready to submit? Have you covered everything important to your article? Here's a checklist to help you decide when to hit "send" . . .

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Feb 13, 2022

Query Letter Tips for Travel Writers

These query letter tips answer the questions: is a follow up email needed? When should you follow up with editors? How do you track it? Here’s my advice on following up with editors and tracking your submissions …

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Feb 13, 2022

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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Jan 30, 2022

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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Jan 30, 2022

A Year On the Road: The Life of a Travel Writer

On the road with travel writer, Roy Stevenson - here's what a year in the life of a full time travel writer looks like . . .

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Jan 24, 2022

How Travel Photographs Will Help You Sell More Travel Stories

Providing travel photographs to accompany your travel stories will help you sell more articles. Here's why ...

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Jan 24, 2022

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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Jan 23, 2022

Press Trips 2015 - Looking Back at a Year of Travel

Press trips 2015 shows you where life as a travel writer can take you. Where do you want it to take you?

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Jan 09, 2022

Starting a Travel Writing Career

Roy Stevenson's travel writing career story - from where he got started, where he's been published, places he's visited.

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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

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 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 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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