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Are You Too Cheap to Succeed?

If your travel writing or blogging earnings have stalled and you can’t seem to move the needle, you may want to look at your spending. No, I’m not telling you to

Travel Editors Talk About How to Pitch Them

What do travel editors want from freelance writers? What’s the best way to pitch them? What kind of writer do they want to work with? We set out to answer these

When a Life Change Forces a Travel Blog Change

When Lillie Marshall started AroundTheWorldL Travel Blog in 2009, she was a nomadic solo budget traveler. In 2012, she planted roots in Boston as a teacher, got married, and shifted to

A Conversation with Travel and Food Writer, Barbara Gibbs Ostmann

Barbara Gibbs Ostmann is co-author of the award-winning “The Recipe Writer’s Handbook” and the “Food Writers’ Favorites” series of cookbooks (more than five million books in print). She is a freelance

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