writer interviews

An Interview with Chris Christensen

Posted by on July 29, 2014 at 12:41 am

Chris, tell us a little bit about the inspiration between the Amateur Travel blog and podcast. The Amateur Traveler podcast came before the blog and my love of podcasts came even before that. Shortly after listening to my first podcasts in 2005 I decided that I wanted to create one. I thought about doing a tech […]

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 […]

A Conversation with Cacinda Maloney

Posted by on June 17, 2014 at 12:53 am

Cacinda Maloney has traveled every six weeks for the past nineteen years, learning a lot of tricks and tips along the way. Back in 2012, she started Pointsandtravel.com and has since become a voice for finding the best in value luxury (the place where luxurious experiences and good deals meet). She has worked with multiple […]