freelance writing Archive

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

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

Give Yourself a Raise Travel Writing Webinar Replay

I hosted a group of ambitious travel writers and bloggers last Friday live in a free webinar. If you aren’t part of the Travel Writing Success newsletter list or you couldn’t make it, no

Getting to Know Cynthia Dial

Cynthia Dial is an award-winning journalist and admitted addict—a travel addict—because for her travel is like breathing, she can’t live without it. As a travel writer whose office is the world she’s visited all

A Conversation About Real Travel Writing With Thomas Swick

Thomas Swick started out as a newspaper feature writer after living abroad and eventually became travel editor of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He’s now a freelancer. I met him at TBEX in Ft. Lauderdale