Travel Writing Resources

 

PRESS TRIPS AND MEDIA KITS

Get plugged into industry news and learn where you can find press trips

Media Kitty
The leading source for “trippy” journalism. Your link to consumer travel news, press trips, freelance opportunities, plus a chance to network with industry insiders
http://www.mediakitty.com

Travelwriters.com
Offering many services for travel writers and publishers including media requests, press trip announcements and industry news
http://www.travelwriters.com

WRITER’S GUIDELINES TO MAJOR TRAVEL MAGAZINES

Writer’s Market
Provides access to database with guidelines for thousands of publications
http://www.writersmarket.com

21st Century Adventures
Attn: Submissions
265 ed Maple Drive
Hampton, GA 30228
Email: editorial@21stcemtiruadventures.com
http://www.21stcenturyadventures.com/guidelines.html

Connecting: Solo Travel Network
689 Park Road, Unit 6,
Gibsons, BC V0N 1V7 Canada.
http://www.cstn.org/wrguide.html#writer

Travelwise
http://www.travel-wise.com/writersguide.html
Send your submissions to Vic Foster at foster@dccnet.com

The Yoga Journal
http://www.yogajournal.com/general_customer_service/about/editorial_subs_guidelines/

Texas Highways
http://www.texashighways.com/component/content/article/116-d/df/5697-submission-guidelines

Oregon Coast and Northwest Travel
4969 Hwy 101 N, Suite 2
Florence, OR 97439
http://www.northwestmagazines.com/guidelin.html

Texas Monthly
Email: jbroders@texasmonthly.com
P.O. Box 1569
Austin, Texas 78767-1569.
http://www.texasmonthly.com/about/faq

National Geographic Traveler
Attn: Query Editor
1145 17th St NW, Washington DC 20036
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/about-us/writer-guidelines/

Travel & Leisure
Email: tlquery@aexp.com
http://www.travelandleisure.com/contact/

Conde Nast Traveler
http://www.condenet.com/contacts.html

Islands
Email: storyideas@islands.com
http://www.islands.com/articles/writers-guidelines

Transitions Abroad
P.O. Box 1300
Amherst, MA 01004-1300
Phone: (413) 256 3414
Fax: (413) 256-0373
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/information/writers/writers.shtml

British Columbia Magazine
http://bcmag.ca/contact-us

Outside Family Vacation Guide
Editorial Department
Outside magazine
400 Market St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501
http://www.outsideonline.com/contact-us/contact-us.html

US Airways Magazine
Submissions Editor
Pace Communications
1301 Carolina Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
http://usairwaysmag.com/contact/

Food & Wine
Customer Serivice: (800) 888-8728
http://www.foodandwine.com/contact

Journeywomen
Focusing on female-centered travel experiences connecting women travelers worldwide.
http://www.journeywoman.com/writers_guidelines.html

Trips and Journeys
Monthly online magazine about U.S. and Canada; over 90% freelance written. Designed to bring entertaining and informative travel articles to the reader, as well as provide an important clip to the writer.
http://www.tripsandjourneys.com/

Escape Artist
Seeks articles about living, working, and investing overseas 
http://www.escapeartist.com/efan/article_submission.htm

RESEARCH, NEWSLETTERS, ARTICLES

Before you send that article in, find out what else has been written about the place!

U.S. Newspapers

The City and Regional Magazine Association
http://www.citymag.org

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com

New York Times Travel Section
http://www.nytimes.com/travel

Los Angeles Times Travel Section
http://www.latimes.com/travel

The Chicago Tribune Travel Section
http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel

World Press Review
http://www.worldpress.org/

Newsletters

International Living
http://www.internationalliving.com
You are entitled to a discounted rate to International Living
http://www.agora-inc.com/reports/IL/WILVE637/

Island Properties Report
http://www.islandpropertiesreport.com/

Books and Magazines

Writer’s Digest Magazine
Two FREE issues of Writer's Digest Magazine – Great Escape Publishing members are entitled to two free issues of Writer's Digest magazine at:
https://secure.palmcoastd.com/pcd/document?ikey=0768PIW08

Writer’s Market
The 2013 Writer's Market Book can be purchased for $29.99 at:
http://www.writersdigestshop.com/writers-market-deluxe-2013?lid=wmhomepg082912

Boots n All
http://www.bootsnall.com/travelguides

Travel Mag
http://www.travelmag.co.uk/

Travel Lady Magazine
http://www.travellady.com

Trips and Journeys
http://www.tripsandjourneys.com/

Online Bookstores

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com

Barnes & Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/

Powells
http://www.powells.com/

Virtual Library
http://www.vlib.org/

EditorandPublisher.com – Syndicate Directory
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/Syndicate/

Discount Magazine Subscriptions

Stock Photo Agencies

Photo Secrets
http://www.photosecrets.com

Photographic Libraries
http://www.photographiclibraries.com/photo_agencies.asp

Stock Photo
http://www.stockphoto.net

Getty Images
http://www.gettyimages.com

Corbis
www.corbis.com

Vista Print
http://www.vistaprint.com/vp/ns/gallery.aspx?g=53

Domain/Website Setup

Go Daddy
http://www.godaddy.com

Dotster
http://www.dotster.com/

Intuit
http://www.intuit.com/free-website-builder/ 

Free Web Space – largest searchable guide to free web hosting
http://www.freewebspace.net/

TRAVEL TIPS AND RESOURCES

Where to stay, how to get there, and practical travel advice

International Living
Your guide to living, retiring, and investing overseas
http://www.internationalliving.com

Opportunity Travel
Offering tours and workshops around the globe
http://www.opportunity-travel.com/

Lonely Planet
A great site for the independent traveler. Provides practical travel tips, theme guides for countless destinations, and postcards from fellow travelers.
http://www.lonelyplanet.com

Fodors
The most comprehensive resource for all your travel needs. From lodging to dining to great travel bargains, check out Fodors before you hit the road for your assignment.
http://www.fodors.com

One Bag
The art and science of traveling light. Shows you how to travel anywhere with a single carry-on sized bag.
http://www.onebag.com

Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory
This site will link you to any tourism office in the U.S. or abroad. There you’ll find press info, photos, and other valuable information.
http://www.towd.com

Travel Library
Unbiased hotel reviews, hotel directory with direct contact details, mini-holiday guides, mini-city break guides, ski resort guides, airport survival guides, 1000s of useful travel links.
http://www.travel-library.com/index.html

Trip Advisor
Hear what other travelers are saying about the place. Reviews of hotels, dining spots, plus search archives on past articles. Great one stop shopping!
http://www.tripadvisor.com

Airport Parking
Find independent parking lots near airports. Learn about airport parking information, reservation, and tips.
http://www.aboutairportparking.com

Travel Packages

Cheap Tickets
Search vacation packages by type (flight/hotel/car; flight/hotel; flight/car; hotel/car)
http://www.cheaptickets.com

How2Vacation
Search vacation packages by location or type (travel, family, adventure, and more)
http://www.how2vacation.com/VacationPackages/index.aspx

NWA World Vacations
Search vacation packages by type (air/hotel; air/car; hotel)
http://www.nwaworldvacations.com/

South India Tour Travel
South India Tour Travel provides complete information about tour bookings and top tourist destinations in Southern India.
http://www.southIndiatourtravel.com/

Airlines and Associations

Nations Online
From American Airlines to Air Zimbabwe, find links to national airlines and other important carriers around the world.
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/airlines.htm

Compare airline prices:
Cheap Tickets: http://www.cheaptickets.com
Orbitz: http://www.orbitz.com
Priceline: http://www.priceline.com
Travelocity: http://www.travelocity.com/

Money

Foreign currency exchange rates
http://www.oanda.com/converter/travel

Visa ATM Locater
http://visa.via.infonow.net/locator/global/jsp/SearchPage.jsp

MasterCard ATM Locater
http://www.mastercard.com/atmlocator/index.jsp

Phone and Electricity

AT&T
International country and city codes
http://www.consumer.att.com/global/english/country_codes.html

World Electric Guide
Information on the electrical systems in use in most countries around the world
http://kropla.com/electric2.htm

Time and Weather

World Clock and Time Zone Converter
Current local times around the world
http://www.timeanddate.com/

Weather.com
U.S. Weather: http://www.weather.com/?from=globalnav
World Weather: http://www.weather.com/common/welcomepage/world.html?from=globalnav

CNN.com
Find weather around the world
http://www.cnn.com/WEATHER/

Other helpful Resources for Travel Writers

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
http://www.dictionary.com

Danielle Hollister, "A Writer's Glossary, Parts 1, 2, 3," Bella Online – The Voice of Women http://bellaonline.com/articles/art3778.asp

D&D Travel Services LLC, Glossary
http://www.ddtvl.com/glossary/glossary.htm

Women on the Road
Insight, information and advice for women travelers.
http://www.women-on-the-road.com

Artistay
Artistay is a service for artists, writers, architects, academics, art teachers, curators … looking for a residency program in France in order to realize a personal artistic project.
http://www.artistay.com

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