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A Conversation with Award-Winning Travel Writer, Bill Fink

Bill Fink’s writing and photography has appeared in over 50 different publications, including newspapers, magazines, websites, guidebooks, and travel writing anthologies. He has covered topics ranging from five star vacation villas in Tuscany, to trash dump volleyball in

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

5 Tricks That Will Make You a Better Travel Writer

Travel writing looks easy, especially to an outsider. You throw up some photos, talk about what you did in a place, and there’s your article, right? If one story is better than another, it

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