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How to Find out What an Editor is Really Looking For

Read the Writers Guidelines that belong to the publication you want to sell your travel story to. Typically, these guidelines are found online. But sometimes they’re not. What do you do?

Zip-Lining in Pennsylvania: One Travel Writer’s Tale of a Trip Turned into an Adventure

Zip-Lining in Pennsylvania: One Travel Writer’s Tale of a Trip Turned into an Adventure

Her travels took her to Pennsylvania where she thought the highlight would be a trip to Valley Forge. But instead, she found herself on a tree-top platform willing her body to step out into thin air and fly through the trees.

Here’s One Way Travel Writers Travel Free: Free Trips to Singapore, Patagonia, and the Galapagos

Stan’s best all-expenses-paid trips were in Singapore, Patagonia, and the Galapagos. But it wasn’t the free stuff that made these trips so valuable. It was the “super perks” he got on the side.

Free Trips for Travel Writers: He Talked His Cab Driver into Letting Him Borrow the Car

Free Trips for Travel Writers: He Talked His Cab Driver into Letting Him Borrow the Car

He knew he wanted to get to a lesser-known part of The Bahamas, so he talked his cab driver into letting him borrow the car for a few days. The result? A few published travel articles and an editor who foot the bill for his stay.

How to Earn a Six-Figure Income through Copywriting

If you can write a letter convincing somebody to do something, you have what it takes to make it as a copywriter. Paul explains more about the work of a copywriter below...and why writers in this field get paid so highly for their services.

The Four-Legged Stool: How to Construct A Saleable Travel Article

Copywriter Krista Jones explains, below, how taking “The Four-Legged Stool” approach to your writing will help you come out with a highly-saleable story.

How Much Money Can You Make as a Copywriter?

We're switching gears this week to talk about copywriting -- a way for you to use your travel writing skills to bank six-figures a year. Jennifer Stevens is a copywriter. Scroll below for what Jen thinks is the key to getting started as a copywriter. If you can tell a good story, she says, you can do this.

How To Break Into Travel Magazines With Your Photos

Professional photographer Efrain Padro tells us how photo-based stories are especially lucrative. Read on for Efrain’s step-by-step plan on submitting your photo-based article to an editor...

Selling Travel Stories: 4 Tips for Turning Your Next Vacation into a Paycheck

As you get ready to leave on a trip, it’s not what you pack that matters, says freelance travel writer Steenie Harvey. It’s what you read before you leave…

Travel Writing for Pay and Other Perks (Hershey, PA)

Everyone has to start somewhere. And reader Tanya Montgomery got her start as a travel writer with our Ultimate Travel Writer’s Program. See her story below about how she trades travel writing for free trips, chocolate and more…

Day 4: Travel the world on $0 a day…

Tips from our guest editors in San Francisco on how to get yourself on the right side of editors and landing assignment after assignment, so you can travel the world for free...

Day 3 in San Francisco: How Long Before You Sell Your First Travel Story?

Top tips from freelance writer Roy Stevenson, how to get published in 30 days or less.

Day 2 in San Francisco: Quick Tips for Great Story Starters

Top tips from our guest editors today in San Francisco... what need to do to grab your reader’s attention, you need a compelling lead—something that draws your reader in.

Day 1 in San Francisco: Can You Write Stories Like These?

Top tips from our guest editors today in San Francisco... things you should bear in mind when you want to win over a travel editor with your writing...

My Boss Told Me to Hurry Up and Fail

When you’re first starting out, you don’t know what will sell and what won’t. The only way to find out, it's for you to just get out there and try. Hurry up and fail so you can learn, build, and move on!