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First-class Flights for Less -- The $339 Business-Class Flight Secret

This is one of the secrets we let out in our How to Get a First-Class Seat for Less report.
Airlines often discount luxury seats in business and first class when business travelers aren’t traveling -- it’s the business travelers that typically fill those seats. So, rather than let these seats go empty, it opens the door for deep discounts for you. Check out more details here...

Trips to Take in the U.S. for $1,000 or Less

With our Leading Tours for Fun and Profit Program, we include a guide called Weird and Wacky Hotels of the World. Today, take a look at these weird and wacky places to go in and around the U.S. for $1,000 or less. Click here to read more.

Steenie Harvey’s Top Picks: Trips to Take for $1,000 or Less

Freelance travel writer Steenie Harvey has been all around the world. So I asked her where she’d want to go on a limited budget and she sent me the below four destinations you can explore for $1,000 or less…

Two Publications Where You Already Have a Foot in the Door

Two places where mentioning that you’re a reader of this newsletter will give you a leg up with the editor. Click here to read more...

Eat It So Your Readers Don’t Have To

In Chicago, Steenie told a funny story about some of the different foods she’s tried around the world. It makes for good cocktail conversation, that’s for sure. But these things have also earned her a nice check. “Eat it so your readers don’t have to,” she said. “And editors will pay you for it.” See her article below about travel stories based on odd foods and torturous pilgrimages…

How to Get Paid Twice for the Same Story

Repackaging your travel articles is a great way to sell the same story to different publications—and it’s a lot easier than you might think. There are a few simple rules to follow in order to make sure your articles are different enough to submit to multiple publications. Read what Steenie Harvey has to say, here...

How to Sell Travel Articles: The Key to Finding an Editor Who's Looking to Buy

If you haven’t yet sold your first travel article, perhaps you’re sending it to the wrong editor. Today's tip from Jen Stevens (architect of our Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop and author of The Ultimate Travel Writer's Program) will help you find the buyer you're looking for. Click here for more details...

Another Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop Success Story

When reader Shelley Huskey attended our Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop in Chicago last month, she was attracted to the idea of setting her own hours, doing something that sounded more like fun than work. Shelley had never tried to write a travel article before. But after attending the workshop, she submitted the piece she worked on in class to a local paper, and they accepted it for publication just four days later. You'll find her story here...

Get Paid to Travel: $3,000 for Travel Stories

Reader Roy Stevenson attended our Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop back in 2007 and, since then, has been published over 550 times across a wide-range of publications. Below is his advice for turning a typical $140 travel assignment into $3,000. Click here to read more...

Spit and Shine Tips That Give Your Articles an Extra Edge

Jenn Stevens Spit and Shine tips to give your articles an extra edge of professional polish. read what they are, and how you can apply them to your articles

Simple Stories That Editors Are Desperate For

There’s a certain kind of article that travel editors are desperate to find. They pay for this kind of article. They need this kind of article. But they just can’t get their hands on it. Lucky for you... we have the inside scoop. Read about it here.

How To Travel For Free (Or Close To It) As a Travel Writer

Today, travel writer Steenie Harvey (a.k.a. the "The Freebie Queen") told us about how to travel for free. Read what she has to say, here.

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...