6 Ways Travel Writing Benefits You

6 Ways Travel Writing Benefits You

I recently caught up with a nurse colleague I’d worked with many years ago. We started chatting about life and my travel writing. Intrigued, she asked what I loved most about my new profession. I had a difficult time answering that question. Not because there aren’t...
3 Benefits of Combining Disciplines

3 Benefits of Combining Disciplines

Offering photos and video to editors alongside your articles adds wealth to your writer’s life. It is easy to do and has the added bonus of enriching your travel experiences. Looking at a place through a camera lens sharpens your focus. Looking at it through video...
How I Got My First Published Article

How I Got My First Published Article

As an information technology project manager, I am a “road warrior.” Most weeks Monday through Friday, I travel to client sites. My travel to 42 states and 41 countries has been an adventure. I knew several years ago that I don’t want to give up this lifestyle when I...
How to Increase Your Chances of a Hotel Comp

How to Increase Your Chances of a Hotel Comp

Who wouldn’t want to stay in hotels for free and write about it? In my four years of travel writing, I’ve managed to have 100 hotel feature articles published on two websites, and one magazine. Most of those hotel stays were comps, many of which I found by contacting...
4 Proven Tips to Make Sure You Are Always Editor-Ready

4 Proven Tips to Make Sure You Are Always Editor-Ready

For years I confidently wrote letters, reports, proposals, technical articles, and manuals. After I retired from the corporate world, I started my travel writer’s journey. I plodded along sending queries and stories, all created in Microsoft Word. I was sure my work...
Using Social Media to Find Publications

Using Social Media to Find Publications

Opportunities to find homes for your articles in great publications are almost everywhere. Flying in a plane, riding in a train or sitting in your doctor’s office. They are there in print. But, don’t forget social media. All magazines advertise, have social media...

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