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Travel Writer and Blogger Resolutions for 2017

Around the edges, the way we work as travel writers and travel bloggers changes faster each year. There are new tools, new publications, and the corresponding death of what both are replacing. The year

Are You Proud of Your Portfolio Site?

As editor of Perceptive Travel for 10 years now, I’ve looked at a lot of travel writers’ portfolio sites. Most of them suck. The first thing I do when someone I don’t know sends

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 times like they

Profiting From Running Multiple Travel Blogs

I recently returned to Travel Bloggers Exchange (TBEX) Europe as a speaker, this time in Stockholm. The organizer and I got cute with the title, not realizing the second part of it would get

Are You Measuring the Right Success Statistics?

Are you looking at the stats that really matter, or the vanity metrics that are in your face every day? If you spend much time listening to other travel bloggers at conferences and in