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Travel writing is an amazing profession with rewards and challenges all its own. Here are some thoughts, reflections and insights on travel writing from our experienced staff, as well as tips from other successul travel writers.

The Travel Stories That We Can’t Write

Filed in Blog by on March 19, 2013
The Travel Stories That We Can’t Write

When a travel writer goes on assignment, the goal is create a publishable piece for the public. But often, there’s a backstory to the journey, another travel story that goes unwritten.

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7 Things You Should Know About Travel Writing

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7 Things You Should Know About Travel Writing

Travel writing has its own rules, norms and standards. If you don’t understand them, you won’t go far. Here are seven things you should know about travel writing.

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Q&A with Ski and Travel Writer Claudia Carbone

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Q&A with Ski and Travel Writer Claudia Carbone

Colorado-based Claudia Carbone started her career as a ski journalist. When she expanded to covering ski resorts and ski destinations, she found that travel writing was the perfect compliment.

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Are Those “Get Paid to Travel” Ads Misleading?

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Are Those “Get Paid to Travel” Ads Misleading?

Some ads seem to promise that you can jump into travel writing and immediately get paid to travel the world. Here’s what real travel writers have to say about that.

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Travel Writing Humor

Filed in Blog by on March 6, 2013
Travel Writing Humor

When a travel writing friend posted this image, I got a good laugh. Then I looked at the image again and realized that each small pane represents a kernel of truth.

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Interview with Lois Friedland: About.com’s Guide to Adventure Travel

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Interview with Lois Friedland: About.com’s Guide to Adventure Travel

For travel writer Lois Friedland, it’s all about the adventure. Check out our interview with About.com’s Guide to Adventure Travel.

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How Do You Land That First Travel Writing Assignment?

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How Do You Land That First Travel Writing Assignment?

It’s an age-old question that many aspiring travel writers have asked — how do you get a writing assignment if you don’t have any writing clips yet? Here’s a few ideas to help you accomplish your goal.

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Travel Writing from the British Perspective: Interview with Gilly Pickup

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Travel Writing from the British Perspective: Interview with Gilly Pickup

Based in London, travel writer Gilly Pickup writes on cruising and destination travel. Here is her perspective on travel writing in the UK.

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How a Travel Writing Workshop Changed Everything

Filed in Blog by on February 21, 2013
How a Travel Writing Workshop Changed Everything

Travel writing looked easy, but my efforts got me nowhere. Then I took a writing workshop. It turns out that travel writing has its own norms, procedures and techniques. Having someone explain this to me made all the difference.

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Writing Across Several Disciplines: Interview with Elayne Jude

Filed in Blog by on February 19, 2013
Writing Across Several Disciplines: Interview with Elayne Jude

Based in the UK, Elayne Jude is a writer and photographer covering travel, foreign affairs and women at war. This curious blend of topics works well for Elayne. Here’s what she had to say.

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