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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 ...

Sep 11, 2022

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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Sep 11, 2022

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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Sep 11, 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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Sep 04, 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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Aug 28, 2022

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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Aug 27, 2022

Travel Writing Workshops in 2023

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Aug 21, 2022

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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Aug 14, 2022

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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Aug 07, 2022

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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Jul 31, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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 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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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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