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FEATURED PUBLICATION: German Life

Here’s a publication that might be interested in an article from you.  Freelance travel writer, Roberta Beach Jacobson sent this to me, and I’ve asked her to send me a few dozen more.  I’ll pass them along each week. Happy Saturday! Lori Appling Director, Great Escape Publishing P.S. You don’t have to travel to Germany […]

Count More, Sell More...How to Use Numbers to your Advantage

Advice from freelance writer Jennifer Stevens; how you can turn this trend into a quick byline and check.

Think Like a Spy... And Sell More Articles and Photos

In previous articles, I've waxed on about the importance of including specifics in your stories. To review, briefly... Don't say a place is hot. Say it's 96 degrees. Don't say a hotel is nicely appointed. Say two terry robes hang in the closet... next to the Bose CD player on the desk sits a stack […]

You Can Be Next -- How I Pick the Travel Writers and Photographers who Contribute to My Guidebooks

By freelance travel writer and photographer, B. Howard in Cleveland, TN In The Bahamas this past November -- where we hosted our first Photography and Guidebook Writing Workshop -- the idea was that the attendees would help me update the new edition of my Adventure Guide to those islands. I had suggested that at least […]

Copulating Buffalos and Jelly Fish Stings on the Scrotum: How to Get the Germans and the Brits to Pay for Your Travel

I'm here in San Antonio with a panel of experts in travel writing, photography, and import-export... and I can't stop laughing. Neither can the other attendees. Really laughing... I mean get out the Kleenex and wipe the eyes laughing. It's freelancer Steenie Harvey's fault. Her beat is travel writing... but I'm beginning to think she […]

SPECIAL SECTION: San Antonio Workshop - Day Three

From the Lucrative Traveler Conference in San Antonio, TX Since you couldn't be with us in San Antonio for our workshop, I asked Sue Wright -- a freelance writer and photographer -- to fill you in on what we've learned. You'll find her second report below. (And if you missed yesterday's, you can read it […]

SPECIAL SECTION: San Antonio Lucrative Traveler Workshop - Day Two

On-The-Ground Reports from the Lucrative Traveler Conference in San Antonio, TX Since you couldn't be with us in San Antonio for our Lucrative Traveler Workshop, I asked Sue Wright -- a freelance writer and photographer -- to fill you in on what we've learned. You'll find her second report below. (And if you missed yesterday's, […]

SPECIAL SECTION: San Antonio Workshop - Day One

On-The-Ground Reports from the Lucrative Traveler Conference in San Antonio, TX Ten new (and overlooked) places to get published... FAST! By Sue Wright Dear Travel Writer, Our first annual Lucrative Traveler Conference has begun. And I have to tell you, we sure wish you were among the 55 folks here with us. It's interesting... at […]

If Word of Mouth Isn't Enough Anymore... The Travel Writer's Key to Networking

Here, in a nutshell, are the 3 most effective and cost-efficient marketing tools and tactics that everyone - realtors, contractors, plumbers, interior designers, small business owners and anyone else marketing themselves and their services - should be using.

2005 Year in Review -- Successes Abound

SPECIAL EDITION: 2005 YEAR IN REVIEW -- SUCCESSES ABOUND SANDRA KENNEDY (Tualatin, Oregon) Sandra's been racking up press trips and by-lines this past year, most recently a five-day stay at the Eco Tulum Resort and Spas in Mexico, including comped accommodations overlooking the Caribbean, meals, massage, and renewing her marriage vows with a Mayan Shaman... […]

Little White Lies and The Travel Writers Who Tell Them

Once you start trotting the globe as a travel writer, you'll find that locals are always eager to talk to you. They'll want to know what you REALLY think of their country...its people...the food...the culture. Should you tell the truth and risk causing offense - or should you smile and lie? No question about what […]

Five Opportunities for a Quick By-Line and Check

Here are five sure-fire ways you can get your writing or your images in front of the public, from freelance travel writer, guidebook author, and photographer, B. Howard.

How Much Can You Really Earn As a Travel Writer/Photographer?

Read from freelance travel writer, guidebook author, and photographer, B. Howard in Cleveland, TN, How much can you really earn as a travel writer/photographer?

Nine Truths About Editors and Photo Buyers

Read about Ilise Benun, Marketing Mentor, a few truths about editors and photo buyers that will help you land your next assignment.