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In Russia, Sit on Your Luggage… and Other Strange Travel Superstitions

Do you know any other strange travel superstitions? See what other people had to say...

Money Can Buy You $75,000 Worth of Happiness

Money can buy you $75,000 worth of happiness, reported the National Academy of Sciences last September. What does this mean for travel writers and photographers? Read more here...

Chicago Scene Magazine Editor Robert Luce on Being Original

There’s a theme in all the editor interviews I sent you this week: Originality sells. Robert Luce, Editor of Chicago Scene Magazine, says originality is one of the most important elements of a standout story. Read the full interview here...

Go Magazine Editor Orion Ray-Jones on the Kinds of Travel Articles that Glue an Editor to the Page

Travel editor Orion Ray-Jones says he’s looking mostly for stories he doesn’t want to put down. Stories that glue him to the page and have him repeating details to his friends and family the next day.Can you write a story like this? I’m willing to bet you can. Read the full interview with Go Magazine Editor Orion Ray-Jones’ here...

Chicago Tribune Travel Editor Ross Werland on Pitching Travel Stories to Newspapers

The editorial staff at large newspapers is shrinking (and has been for years). What does this mean for you as a travel writer? Click here to read an interview with travel editor Ross Werland at the Chicago Tribune, and listen to his advice on how to get started.

The Best Job in the World: Spa Writing Is More Than Just Writing About Spas

Writing for spa magazines is one of those niches that’s often overlooked. Everyone, of course, wants to review a spa for a travel magazine. But the real niche is in writing about all the other aspects of health, wellness, and relaxation. Click to see how far your writing can take you in this niche. And what it means in terms of perks on your vacations.

Trip Planning for Travel Writers: How to Decide Where to Go and What to Write About

It's not unheard-of to get 100 articles published in seven months. Roy Stevenson (who you’ve been hearing from this week) is the perfect model of the success you can have when you write about subjects you know well and enjoy. Today, I asked him how, specifically, he plans his trips and the articles he gets from them. You'll find his article here...