How to write a travel article: keep it practical

How to write a travel article: keep it practical

In recent days, I’ve been on a pilgrimage to the holy waters of Lourdes, France… taken a wild ride through Albania… and gone in search of the perfect cup of tea in Darjeeling… vicariously, that is… I refer to three travel articles bearing witness to the fact that it...
How to Get an Assignment Letter and Score a Press Trip!

How to Get an Assignment Letter and Score a Press Trip!

Free hotel accommodation… on-the-house adventure expeditions… cooking classes… film festivals. There’s no end to the number or type of activity travel writers with the right connections can land. But often there is a catch: Your host will want an assignment letter or...
How to Land Free Press Trips with Assignment Letters

How to Land Free Press Trips with Assignment Letters

Tour providers and visitors bureaus regularly send out requests for writers and photographers to join them — for free — at festivals, resorts, spas, tours, or other fun travel adventures. Here’s a sample press trip release: ***** Places for qualified...
3 Quick Tricks to Sell Travel Articles

3 Quick Tricks to Sell Travel Articles

I write for a living. That means I have to sell what I write. I can’t just scribble for the sake of the exercise. I write travel articles — about my hometown and about places at the far reaches of the globe.  But I also write marketing copy. That is, copy meant...

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