writing advice

An Interview with Buzzy Gordon

Posted by on February 25, 2014 at 12:31 am

Buzzy Gordon knows how to travel–throughout his 35-year career, he has visited more than 80 countries and written for the likes of USA Today, National Geographic, and The Washington Post, as well as blogs like Totally Jewish Travel and Hotel Scoop. Today, Buzzy shares some of his insights on making it in the freelance writing profession and what […]

6 Mechanical Mistakes Most Writers Make (and I’m sometimes guilty of #4)

Posted by on February 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

I’m a freelance writer and blogger, but I’m also an editor. The kind of editor that pays people for quality travel stories they write, for a publication that wins awards year after year. So I see things from both sides of the desk more than most. That includes seeing common writing mistakes that are not […]

How to Break in and Stay in with Editors as a Freelancer

Posted by on January 31, 2014 at 8:35 am

Last night I participated in a webinar that’s part of Travel Blog Success,which I’ll get to at the end. There were quite a few questions about breaking into freelancing, from bloggers who have only ever written for their own site. If you’ve never written a paid article for someone else, it’s an intimidating mountain to […]

Are You Solving a Problem or Just Spouting Off?

Posted by on January 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm

One big slap in the face that many entrepreneurs get too late is they find out that this great idea they’ve invested so much time and money in is one that makes people yawn. Nobody cares enough to spend their hard-earned money on it. Many bloggers find out the same thing, both in terms of […]

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 […]