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

Aug 19, 2018

Your Travel Writing Craft

Hone your travel writing craft with these articles to help you.

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Aug 19, 2018

Seven Travel Writing Mistakes

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

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Aug 19, 2018

2019 Travel Writing Workshop Seattle - Interest List

The 2019 travel writing workshop in Seattle will be held April 26-28. You can get on the interest list and learn about it here ...

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Aug 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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Aug 10, 2018

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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Aug 10, 2018

Guide to Successful Press Trips for Travel Writers

This guide to successful press trips will help you earn trips to all sorts of places once you know what to do. Here's how ...

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Aug 10, 2018

Travel Writing Ethics and the Dilemma of Comped Travel

Travel writing ethics are different than other forms of freelance writers. Travel journals get invited on comped press trips. Here are some ethical dilemmas you want to consider before you accept a comped trip...

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Aug 10, 2018

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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Aug 10, 2018

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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Aug 10, 2018

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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Aug 10, 2018

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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Aug 10, 2018

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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Aug 10, 2018

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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Aug 10, 2018

Press Trips for Travel Writers and Bloggers: How to Find Them

Press trips for travel writers and bloggers aren’t hard to find if you know where to look. Here are three places where you can find them …

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Aug 10, 2018

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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Aug 10, 2018

Marketing Yourself On the Road

Marketing yourself is the most important aspect of a freelance career. Here's how to do it while you're on the road.

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Aug 09, 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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Aug 09, 2018

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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Aug 09, 2018

Seven Reasons Assignment Letters May Be Meaningless for Press Trips

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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Aug 09, 2018

How Assignments Can Fund Your Travels

Assignments play a major role in landing press trips. Here's how it works ...

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Aug 09, 2018

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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Aug 09, 2018

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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Aug 09, 2018

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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Aug 09, 2018

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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Aug 09, 2018

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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Aug 09, 2018

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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Aug 09, 2018

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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Aug 09, 2018

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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Aug 08, 2018

Fitness Magazines: Freelance Writing for Fitness Markets

Fitness magazines and running magazines are great markets for freelance writing - here's how to break into these markets.

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Aug 05, 2018

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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Aug 02, 2018

Online Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class

The Online Travel Writing & Marketing Master class registration is now open. Learn how to sell your articles successfully and much more ...

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Jul 28, 2018

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 21, 2018

Travel Writers Mistakes: 5 Errors that Will Keep You from Success

Beginning travel writers mistakes can cost valuable time and reduce your likelihood of success. Read this article to find out if you’re doing any of these things and what you should do instead …

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Jul 15, 2018

Breaking into Freelance Magazine Writing

Breaking into Freelance Magazine Writing doesn't have to be difficult. Read the inspirational story of how Chuck Warren did it, and the three steps that made him successful . . .

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Jul 14, 2018

Writing a Query Letter to Sell Your Articles

Writing a query letter is your sales pitch and how you convince editor to publish your article. Learn how to do it here …

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Jul 13, 2018

Simultaneous Queries - the 2 Most Common Questions (and Answers)

Writing simultaneous queries can be controversial for a new travel writer, but it doesn't have to be. Here are 2 common questions and my answers ...

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Jul 13, 2018

Rejection Letters - The Brighter Side

Receiving rejection letters from editors can be an enlightening experience - here's what you can learn ...

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Jul 13, 2018

Twelve Query Letter Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Query letter mistakes will tell an editor you're inexperienced - here are twelve things to avoid and what you should do instead.

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Jul 13, 2018

Query Letter Success : Strategies for Travel Writers

Query letter success depends on how you write your pitch. Here are 2 query letter strategies for travel writers. Which one works best? Read on to find the best way to write a query letter …

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Jul 13, 2018

Query Letter Advice: Never Say This in Your Pitch!

Here's some query letter advice so you don't make errors and sabotage yourself. Are you making any of these mistakes?

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Jul 13, 2018

Query Letter Sample for Travel Writers

Here are two query letter samples for travel writers and five tips on how to transform your query letters from good to great …

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Jul 13, 2018

Successful Query Letters: 7 Tips for Travel Writers

To write successful query letters, here's a guide with seven tips for travel writers to make your print magazine queries more successful ...

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Jul 13, 2018

Query Letter Follow Up Guidelines

Query letter follow up rules are always a mystery to travel writers. Should you follow up with an editor? Here's how to decide...

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Jul 13, 2018

Best Query Letter Ever - Use this Checklist

Writing the best query letter ever is your primary goal for selling your stories to editors. Here's a checklist for freelance writers. Use it before you hit SEND.

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Jul 13, 2018

The Best Query Letter Books to Improve Your Travel Writing Pitches

Here are the best query letter books on the market for travel writers. Are you using these books to improve your pitches?

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Jul 13, 2018

Query Multiple Travel Story Ideas and Multiply Your Sales

Presenting multiple travel story ideas in your query letter to editors often results in multiple sales – here’s how to do it …

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Jul 13, 2018

No Bylines? Strategies to Use When You Don't Have Writing Clips

No bylines? Here are five ways to pitch your stories when you don’t have any writing clips …

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Jul 13, 2018

Pitching Travel Stories : My Five-Step Pitching Process

Pitching travel stories doesn't have to be difficult. Here’s my 5-step pitching process for travel writers to help you get your travel stories into magazines.

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Jul 13, 2018

Where to Pitch Travel Stories

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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