NATJA Archive

Freelance Pitching Tips From Top Travel Media Editors

What if you could sit in a room with four travel magazine editors who hire freelancers every month? What if you could get an hour’s worth of advice from them on

Is it Still Worthwhile to Join a Trade Organization for Writers?

I recently attended my fourth NATJA conference and it rocked. We partied at the Puerto Vallarta beaches and drank an untold amount of tequila. We went to panels and sessions that

The Importance of Face-to-face Networking for Writers

Today’s travel writing success post is a story behind a photo. This blurry photo above. Pictured there are Jennifer Miner, me, Beth Blair, Sheila Scarborough, Ramsey Qubein, and Kara Williams. Many

Notes from a First-Time Attendee: What I Learned at NATJA

Two weeks ago, I attended my first NATJA Conference, which was held in Anaheim, California (a perk I shouldn’t forget to mention) and included over 100 travel writers and travel industry

Why the NATJA 2011 Conference is Worth Your Time & Money

There are a whole slew of travel writing organizations out there in several countries. While there’s a point to be made that they’re less relevant in the digital age, when it’s