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Three Travel Writing Myths Debunked

International Living editor Jen Stevens is the source of all of the smiling this morning in Chicago at the Ultimate Travel Writer's Workshop. The reason is that she just revealed the truth about whether or not the average person with no writing experience can really make it as a travel writer. Read more here...

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...

How Long Does It Take To Sell Your First Travel Story?

After taking the AWAI Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop in July 2007, Roy Stevenson sold 12 stories in less than 30 days. He then went on to sell 150 more the following year. Hear his story here...

Buying a PC: The Photographer's Edition

“Something in this world must change faster than the Windows PC laptop market…,” my friend Mark Kellner, a 20-year computer columnist for The Washington Times said to me, “but I can’t seem to think of what it is.” Read what he has to say about buying a PC as a photographer...

Which is Better for Photographers – Mac or PC

A fan club exists for Macs, members are called “fanboys” and they’re hiding all across America behind white and silver laptops, most often with ear plugs in, an iPhone in their pocket, and a house full of white computer gear.and several of our writers and photographers here on staff and out in the field are part of it. I might even join them before the end of the year. Here’s why…

Now This is a Good Gig…

Jen Stevens describes her experiences in Nicaragua this week as she works on her latest travel writing assignment. She gives details about the benefits her career allows her and gives simple tips to get started.

Does This Look Like Work to You?

Does This Look Like Work to You?

Jen Stevens provides examples of published travel articles while working from Grenada, Nicaragua. She focuses on advice to help those interested in travel writing get started writing articles that can be published by magazines and other publications.

How to Sell Travel Articles: Step Four

Bonnie Caton provides insight into the fourth step for getting your travel writing articles published: sending your article to an editor. Following the editor's specifications will help your article get noticed. Click here to find out more.