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What’s Your Excuse for Not Succeeding?

I’ve been talking to other travel writers since “travel writing” meant you had to write for magazines or guidebook companies. Then I’ve been talking to travel bloggers since I launched the

Are You Too Cheap to Succeed?

If your travel writing or blogging earnings have stalled and you can’t seem to move the needle, you may want to look at your spending. No, I’m not telling you to

Travel Editors Talk About How to Pitch Them

What do travel editors want from freelance writers? What’s the best way to pitch them? What kind of writer do they want to work with? We set out to answer these

When a Life Change Forces a Travel Blog Change

When Lillie Marshall started AroundTheWorldL Travel Blog in 2009, she was a nomadic solo budget traveler. In 2012, she planted roots in Boston as a teacher, got married, and shifted to

We Don’t Have to Be Starving Artists Anymore

When I started out as a travel writer way back in the dark ages of the early 1990s, it was a very tough game. Some ancient SATW veterans talk about those