editor interviews

The Best Travel Writing Advice We Got This Year

Posted by on January 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm

As we ring in a new year of writing, blogging, and traveling, we couldn’t help but go back through the nearly 50 interviews we conducted in 2013 to see where we’ve been and where we’re going. The travel industry is changing (there is no doubt about that!), and these writers, editors, and publishers have given […]

A Conversation with Amanda Black

Posted by on September 24, 2013 at 12:35 am

Amanda Black and I recently met on a press trip to Malaysia and became instant friends. Our love for writing and editing, combined with our passion for travel and sharing that passion with others, had us chatting about travel writing nearly all week. As the Associate Editor for Sherman’s Travel, Amanda knows first-hand how important […]

The Travel Writing Newsletter and Popular Posts

Posted by on January 15, 2013 at 11:15 pm

First a quick reminder that if you’re serious about upping your game as a travel writer, blogger, or publisher, you’d be wise to sign up for our travel writing newsletter. There’s a new one going out Thursday with some good advice from me, good advice from others, resources, and maybe even a free book for […]

9 Ways to Really Piss Off an Editor

Posted by on December 4, 2012 at 6:40 pm

I’ve danced around this subject, hinted at it, and addressed the margins, but it’s time for a rant. The past month has set a record for writers I really like trying my patience and ones I’ve never met trying my nerves. So here’s the unadorned version of what’s really in my head (and sometimes in […]

From the Editor’s Mouth: Kate Appleton of Travel + Leisure

Posted by on August 14, 2012 at 12:30 am

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kate Appleton, digital editor for Travel + Leisure. Kate, with a background in journalism, has worked for the likes of BudgetTravel.com and NYMag.com, in addition to her current position, and has some excellent things to say about the proper way to pitch editors (tip: they want catchy […]