travel 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

Get to Know Megan Jerrard of Mapping Megan

After a chance meeting on an airplane with one of the world’s most successful bloggers, Megan Jerrard set out to create the life of her dreams.  Three years later she is traveling the world

A Conversation with Christine Tibbetts

Christine Tibbetts is a veteran journalist comfortable bridging her classical training as a reporter and news editor with social media platforms and in-the-moment communication. Long-form writing is her favorite, building compelling tales of people

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