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How GEP Took Me From Teacher to Travel Writer and Photographer

How GEP Took Me From Teacher to Travel Writer and Photographer

During many years of travel and teaching English as a foreign language in Thailand and Guatemala, I’d often dreamed of earning from my combined passions of travel, photography, and writing. However, I believed it required years of training and was an unattainable...

3 Tips to Turn Your Passion into a Career

3 Tips to Turn Your Passion into a Career

Last year I decided to drop everything and chase my dream of becoming a freelance travel writer. I had been overseas five times in 12 months and I knew there had to be a way I could turn my passion for immersing myself in the unknown and sharing my adventures through...

5 Dos and 2 Don’ts for Travel Photography

5 Dos and 2 Don’ts for Travel Photography

“Where was that taken? It’s gorgeous!” is something I love to hear, strive to hear. When your photo gets a response like that you know you’ve hit the mark as a photographer. My photos are a constant joy for me and have sold with articles, been the main subject in...

Photography Tips for Non-Photographers

Photography Tips for Non-Photographers

As a travel writer, I’m often asked to provide photos with my stories. While I’ve got a decent eye for framing and a pretty good phone camera, I still find the idea of submitting photos fairly intimidating. Reason being? I started my career in a magazine environment...

Photographing Without a Tripod

Photographing Without a Tripod

Photographers often have a love-hate relationship with their tripods. On the one hand, a tripod will give you the sharpest images possible and let you play with creative techniques such as long exposure photography. On the other hand, they can be a bit cumbersome and...

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