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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 questions on a

Getting to Know Stephanie Pearson

Stephanie Pearson is a freelance writer and contributing editor to Outside magazine. After earning her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, she served on Outside‘s editorial staff for 12 years. Pearson

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

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