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Unique freelance opportunity: microgigs

The micro gig is probably the easiest freelance opportunity out there for anybody to get started with. You can even do it during down-time on your day job.

What are micro jobs? One traveler explains…

What are micro jobs? Micro jobs or microgigs are quick ways to supplement your income--making $5-$250 often in as little as 5 or 10 minutes.

Micro jobs that pay the bills and fund travels

Micro jobs can pay as much as $50 a pop…and often for less than 30 minutes of your time. If you want a way to fund more travels in 2014, this could be it...

Are please and thank you necessary?

In South Korea, respect is implied. You don't need to say please and thank you because they are always in the heart.

Being a travel writer is one of the most satisfying careers

Being a travel writer is one of the most satisfying careers

Free massages at five-star resorts...wine tastings…luxury cruises…seeing your name on magazine covers… Travel writing is one of the most satisfying careers

Write unique stories; get great trips

Editors like stories that provide readers with off-the-beaten-path destinations, characters, and events. Write unique stories to increase your saleability

Score free trips with travel writing and blogging

Scoring free trips with travel writing is one of the best perks of the "job." Here are some tips to get you on the path to more income and free travel...

How to write a travel article: keep it practical

Want to know how to write a travel article that will sell? Skip the lengthy narratives, go practical, and follow these three tips...

What’s the why statement in your article?

Many writers neglect to give their reader (early on) a strong reason why he should continue. Here's how (and why) to include a why statement in your article

It’s not about you: how to avoid using “I” in writing

Sometimes you, the writer, are the biggest distraction in your story. Here's how to avoid using "I" in writing--and ultimately get that article published.

The P.S. that secured my inflight magazine article assignment

A P.S. trick in his pitch to the editor landed Joaquin Alonso his first inflight magazine article assignment -- and covered his entire trip to the Galapagos

Writing for airline magazines opens doors

Even a beginner writer can land gigs with airline magazines. You just need to follow the right steps. Read on for how Mark did it...

Inflight magazines: the holy grail of travel writing

Getting your by-line into inflight magazines is easier than you think. And, with a clip from an inflight, you'll have no problems landing more writing gigs

Top five regrets of the dying: avoid with travel writing

A hospice worker recently revealed these top five regrets of the dying. Let travel writing change your life…so you have no regrets when it's too late...

How to get an assignment letter and score a press trip!

You need to write an editor and ask for one. And if you have a firm article assignment, then it's perfectly natural for you to do so. You simply get in touch with your editor and say something like: "Hello, Jim, I'm working on that article we discussed -- on non-Disney travel in Northern Florida -- and I wonder if you might write me a quick letter of assignment to flash around to PR folks and whatnot? Thank you."