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Bonus Report Series: How to Fund Your Travels

Special series of reports: Fund Your Travels Dispatches, which focus on three complimentary skills -- travel writing, photography, and import-export -- which, together, can provide you not just an excuse to travel, but a lucrative income when you do.


GET PAID TO SHARE YOUR PASSION FOR THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS By Roberta Beach Jacobson, in Karpathos, Greece HAWAII Magazine is targeted at those who love the islands. This bi-monthly regional publication has a paid circulation of 74,000, the majority of whom reside outside Hawaii. The magazine's mission is to bring the beauty, history, and culture […]

Simple, Easy-to-Use Tricks to Improve Your Photographs

This month's photo challenge theme is "Paint the Town Red." And by the looks of it, that is exactly what's happening. Take a look at this image ... Good composition is a key ingredient in a saleable photograph. And The Rule of Thirds is one of the first tricks new photographers learn. The idea is […]

News from Conde Nast Traveler: On Cruising

The editors at Conde Nast Traveler did a little research and discovered a few things I think you should know about cruising.


BLEND YOUR LOVE OF LITERATURE WITH YOUR PASSION FOR TRAVEL -- AND SELL THE RESULT By Roberta Beach Jacobson, in Karpathos, Greece The Wall Street Journal called the Literary Traveler's website "a bookworm's delight." If you've ever been inspired by an artist or undertaken a journey to trace the steps of your favorite author, this […]

January Winners: “Blood, Sweat and Tears”

Each month it seems like the entries we receive for our online photo challenge get better and better. It’s getting more difficult to pick the winner… especially with last month’s theme --Blood, Sweat and Tears. It encompassed such a wide variety of subjects, that there were a half a dozen shots I would have loved […]

How to Read an Editor's Mind

Knowing what an editor is really looking for... that's the secret to selling your story. Knowing. And then delivering exactly that. Often, you may think you know. After all, you've read the guidelines. You've flipped through a couple of back issues. But, often, your understanding falls just short (or maybe well short, but I'll give […]

More Cool Gadgets and Discounts for Travelers

A cool new gadget for photographers, the Gorillapod, it's lightweight, works absolutely everywhere -- you can attach it to a street sign, balanced it on rocks, and even wrapped it around tree branches.


WANT TO WRITE SOMETHING EDGY? SEND YOUR ARTICLES TO CURVE. By Toymeika Braithwaite, in Alexandria, Virginia Curve is the nation's best-selling lesbian magazine. Now admittedly, this is not a market that may spring to mind immediately when you're researching a place to sell a travel story. But just like other magazines that are not only […]

February's Photo Challenge Theme: Paint the Town Red

February's photo challenge theme is Paint the Town Red. You could give that a Valentine's spin, in which red might symbolize love or passion -- maybe a romantic evening with red roses on the table. Or, you could take an entirely different approach. After all, red is a strong color with a broad range of […]

Steenie's Dirty Little Secret

Can you write under a pen name and if so, how do you get paid? Steenie Harvey's answer ... her run-in with lunatics... and a confession... below... Lori Appling Director, Great Escape Publishing STEENIE HARVEY'S DIRTY LITTLE SECRET: DEALING WITH LUNATICS... AND HOW TO GET PAID IF YOU'RE USING A PEN NAME One question that […]

The Best Little Light for Travelers

Today: *** New Passport Regulations You Should Know *** Practical Writing Prompt of the Week: Oddities in Your Town *** Reader Feedback: The Best Little LED Light for Travelers Dear Reader, A new passport regulation goes into effect this week. Starting January 23rd (that's this past Tuesday) everyone traveling from the U.S. to the Caribbean, […]

10 Great Adventures for 2007

Until you're established as a freelance travel writer or photographer, your global adventures will likely be funded out of your own pocket. So use your time and money wisely. If you're planning a Big Trip for 2007, but can't decide where to go, take a look at the following destinations. All offer a plethora of […]

How to Write About a Popular Destination

Editors love articles about the world's most popular tourist spots -- Orlando, Paris, San Diego, San Francisco, New York among them -- because they are a sure bet when it comes to attracting readers. But even though there's an extremely large market for articles about popular destinations, the secret to selling them lies in coming up with a unique angle.