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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.

FEATURED PUBLICATION: The Christian Science Monitor

AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET PUBLISHED IN A NATIONAL DAILY NEWSPAPER By Roberta Beach Jacobson, in Karpathos, Greece The Christian Science Monitor is a national daily independent newspaper, published in Boston. Approaching a national daily newspaper to publish your articles may seem like a bold step... but CSM has a section called Home Forum, which is […]

In The Beginning There was Light

Way back when, before the dawn of the digital age and "auto everything" cameras, learning the art of photography was a bit more complex than it is today. Today’s digital cameras automatically adjust for lots of things you once had to understand and adjust for manually. That's nice. But there is a downside: When you […]

How To Increase Your Fees By Adding Sidebars

By Roberta Beach Jacobson, in Karpathos, Greece Study writer's guidelines for just about any travel publication and you'll discover editors like sidebars. I like sidebars, too. Since I'm usually paid by the word, I try to add a sidebar to increase my earnings. We all know we can list resources in a sidebar (like contact […]

Why You Don't Have to Buy Our Programs or Attend Our Workshops

Today: *** Why You Don't Have to Buy Our Programs or Attend Our Workshops *** Success Story Contest: Win a Trip to Florida this Winter *** Practical Writing Prompt of the Week: Hands-On Adventures *** Reader Feedback: Thank You for Providing Us with the Tools to Help Our Dreams Come True Dear Reader, One of […]

How to Pay for Your Next Trip

People write to me all the time asking if it really is possible to get paid to travel. My response? YES, IT IS! In fact, armed with a few simple secrets, you could be doing it in a handful of weeks. That's all it took for Bonnie Keough, a fellow reader, to launch her new […]

Make Your Own Honey and Other Hands-On Adventures

A NEW TREND IN TRAVEL: HAND-ON ADVENTURES MAKE FOR GREAT TRAVEL ARTICLES AND PHOTOGRAPHS By Toymeika Braithwaite for The Right Way to Travel People say you learn more by participating and experiencing things hands-on than you do by reading about them in a book or watching them on TV.  This seems especially true for children, […]

Travel Tip: Free International Calls

Today: *** Free International Calls, Here's How... *** Success Story Contest: Win a Trip to Florida this Winter *** Practical Writing Prompt of the Week: Your Favorite Restaurant for Travel Post Monthly *** Writers Wanted: Copyeditor and Copywriter Dear Reader, Here's a tip for you if you ever need to call outside the U.S... There's […]

FEATURED PUBLICATION: GiftedTravel

INTERACTIVE AND EDUCATIONAL: WHERE TO PITCH FAMILY-FRIENDLY DESTINATIONS By Roberta Beach Jacobson, in Karpathos, Greece GiftedTravel.com is a brand-new webzine project in need of entertaining travel articles of 400 to 800 words. More specifically, the GiftedTravel.com editors are looking for educational destination pieces about places families would enjoy. Query editor Shannon Hurst Lane (queries@giftedtravel.com) and […]

January’s Photo Challenge Theme: Blood Sweat And Tears

Dear Reader, January’s theme is "Blood Sweat and Tears" and it includes images that depict intense energy and emotional and physical commitment to a goal. Your picture can include people in any form of business, entertainment, or sports -- a student getting through a tough class or passing a big test… business people involved in […]

Swap Coffee For Plane Tickets

Cut out the venti lattes and you can easily pay for a hotel room in a good-value destination or for your next European plane ticket...

The Hidden Truth Behind Articles that Sell

Positive coverage sells. That's the bottom line. When you're defining your articles and when you're deciding what to include in them, think positive. There are two simple reasons for this: ** 1.) People don't buy travel magazines to find out where NOT to go. They buy them because they want to learn about wonderful and […]

Last-Minute Gift Ideas For The Traveler

Today: *** Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Traveler... Writer...Photographer... and Reader *** Practical Writing Prompts of the Week: Write about How Other Cultures Celebrate Holidays and Life Passages, or Your Own Family Reunions *** Reader Feedback: What to Charge for Your Article Dear Reader, Christmas shopping was particularly hard for me this year. Normally, […]

FEATURED PUBLICATION: 5280 Magazine

WRITE SHORT ARTICLES FOR THE MILE-HIGH MARKET By Roberta Beach Jacobson for The Right Way to Travel Denver, Colorado has a spunky monthly publication filled with freelance contributions. Started in 1993, the magazine was named after the elevation of the mile-high city itself - hence, 5280. When you're sending a query to 5280 for a […]

Gift Guide, Part 2: Pictures Everyone Loves to Receive

Everyone likes to receive a fine art print that matches a room in their house or a sentimental destination shot. Here are pictures everyone loves to receive