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Summer Round-Up: Best Travel Writing Advice So Far This Year

Posted by on July 22, 2014 at 6:50 am

As we reach the halfway point of 2014, we couldn’t help but go back through many interviews we’ve conducted so far this year 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 us insight into how […]

A Conversation with Pam Mandel

Posted by on July 8, 2014 at 12:31 am

Pam Mandel has done a beautiful job blending her day job of technical writing with her passion for writing and blogging about travel. She blogs at Nerd’s Eye View, has freelanced for some of the most important publications in the industry, and co-founded Passports with Purpose, a group that raises money for worthy causes that […]

An Interview with Lucas Aykroyd

Posted by on July 1, 2014 at 12:42 am

I love something that Lucas Aykroyd says in our interview today: “Delivering good features that aren’t stock fare opens doors.” He would know: he’s written for the likes of National Geographic Traveler, The Washington Post, and The Toronto Star. In our interview today, Lucas talks about life as a freelance writer, why you should be […]

An Interview with John Lee

Posted by on May 27, 2014 at 12:31 am

In addition to have written 20+ guidebooks for Lonely Planet, John Lee knows the freelancing business: since 1999, he has published in over 125 newspapers, guidebooks, and online publications. His credits range from The Boston Globe to The Los Angeles Times to US Airways in-flight magazine. Today, John talks to us about transitioning from English […]

11 Ways to Be a More Productive Writer (Who Makes Real $$)

Posted by on April 29, 2014 at 10:09 pm

I did a presentation at TBEX Toronto in 2013 with a range of slides on succeeding as a travel writer in the digital age. Some of them got a chuckle, some got frowns, but the one above got a collective gasp. A rather loud one. I knew it must have gotten some attention when people […]