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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 couples’ luxury vacation

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 writer covering travel,

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

Travel Writer and Blogger Resolutions for 2017

Around the edges, the way we work as travel writers and travel bloggers changes faster each year. There are new tools, new publications, and the corresponding death of what both are replacing. The year

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