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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 ...

Feb 06, 2023

Query Multiple Travel Story Ideas and Multiply Your Sales

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Presenting multiple travel story ideas in your query letter to editors often results in multiple sales – here’s how I do it and how you can do it, too

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Feb 05, 2023

Where to Pitch Travel Stories

Where to Pitch Travel Stories - where to find leads

Where to pitch travel stories is a difficult task for many writers. Here are 7 tips to help you find magazines and get your travel articles published.

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Jan 28, 2023

Writing Exceptional Ledes

Writing exceptional ledes

Writing exceptional ledes is an underutilized tool for travel writers. Here are 12 favorites and how to use them . . .

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Jan 28, 2023

Successful Travel Stories: 9 Questions to Ask Before You Pitch

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You can write successful travel stories that editors want to buy if you screen your story ideas first. Here are nine questions to ask before you pitch ...

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Jan 28, 2023

Travel Writing Workshops in 2023

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Jan 15, 2023

Creating a Sense of Place in Your Travel Articles

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Creating a sense of place is one of the key ways to get your reader involved and interested in reading your stories. Here are tips on how to do it...

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Jan 09, 2023

Getting Paid for Your Travel Stories

getting paid for travel stories - confirm these 3 things

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

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Dec 11, 2022

Your Travel Writing Craft

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Hone your travel writing craft with these articles. From beginner's mistakes to writing like a seasoned professional, you'll find answers here . . .

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Dec 02, 2022

Improve Your Writing: Six Ways to Get Useful Feedback

Six tips to improve your writing

Improve your writing using these six techniques - they're free! And you don't have to take a class or join a writers group to use them! Learn more here . . .

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Nov 27, 2022

Travel Writing Secrets for Success

Developing your marketing platform quote by Roy Stevenson

What travel writing secrets will make you most successful? You might be surprised by the answer. Read this article to find out ...

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Nov 20, 2022

Launch Your Travel Writing Business Fast

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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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Nov 06, 2022

Writing for Boating Magazines and Other Nautical Publications

writing for boating magazines - types of stories

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 30, 2022

Seven Reasons Assignment Letters May Be Meaningless for Press Trips

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Assignment letters from editors are often used to secure a seat on a press trip. Here are seven reasons letters of assignment may not be such a good thing …

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Oct 23, 2022

Writing for Free - Guidelines for Travel Writers

Write for Free checklist

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 16, 2022

Why Attend Travel Writing Conferences & Workshops?

Why Attend Travel Writing Conferences?

Why attend travel writing conferences and travel writing events? Here's how it can help you . . .

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Oct 16, 2022

Group Coaching for Travel Writers 2022

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Group coaching for travel writers starts in October, 2022. If you want to join a group of like-minded writers & learn to sell your stories, learn more here ...

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Oct 09, 2022

Travel Writing Ethics and the Dilemma of Comped Travel

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Travel writing ethics are unique because of comped press trips. Here are some ethical dilemmas you want to consider before you accept a comped trip . . .

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Oct 02, 2022

Five Travel Writing Secrets for Success - Part 1

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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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Sep 11, 2022

Travel Writing Scams: Do You Know About These?

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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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Sep 11, 2022

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

Travel writing decisions and dog stories

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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Sep 11, 2022

Travel Writers Characteristics for Success

Curiosity - Let Your Curiosity Rule quote by Roy Stevenson

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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Sep 04, 2022

Which Travel Writers Association is Right for You?

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

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Aug 28, 2022

Can You Earn Enough Money as a Travel Writer?

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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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Aug 21, 2022

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

Organization an international press trip

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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Aug 14, 2022

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

Advice for Writing Free Travel Blog Content

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

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Aug 07, 2022

How to Increase Your Productivity for Travel Writers

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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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Jul 31, 2022

Using Executive Summaries for Travel Writing Success

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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Jul 24, 2022

Ditch the Travel Cliches

How to Ditch Travel Cliches

Using cliches in your travel stories screams “amateur” to editors Here's how to identify them and how to avoid them

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Jul 17, 2022

Best Travel Writing Advice: Turn Your Worries into Wins

Travel writing worries - tied up in knots

The best travel writing advice can turn your worries into wins. Here are some bumps you'll experience and strategies to keep moving forward & get published.

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Jul 17, 2022

Travel Writing Tips: Working With Editors

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Here are travel writing tips about working with editors based on questions you've asked Roy. Do you have the right approach with editors to sell your stories?

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Jul 11, 2022

Best Travel Writing Tips to Take You To the Next Level

7 Travel Writing Tips to Improve Your Writing

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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May 20, 2022

Seven Travel Writing Mistakes

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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

5 steps for writing historical travel articles

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

Travel Writing - how I spend my time

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?

roy stevenson quote get paid to travel

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

The Secret to Travel Writing Success (cover)

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 and their close cousins

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

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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

Roy Stevenson quote about digging deep for story ideas

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

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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

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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

Steven Pressfield quote about writing

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

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

Tom Gilzean, Scotsman

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

The Path to Travel Writing Success - 4 key activities

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

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Mar 07, 2022

Sell Travel Stories: 3 Ways to Find Unique Angles

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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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