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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

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

Travel Writer and Blogger Resolutions for a New Year

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

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

Profiting From Running Multiple Travel Blogs

I recently returned to Travel Bloggers Exchange (TBEX) Europe as a speaker, this time in Stockholm. The organizer and I got cute with the title, not realizing the second part of