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What do you wear to Seven Magic Mountains?

Seven Magic Mountains is an art installation located in the Nevada desert, and the weather can be quite hot and dry. Therefore, it is recommended to wear comfortable and breathable clothing, such as shorts, t-shirts, and sandals or sneakers. You may also want to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun. It's also a good idea to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated. While there is no strict dress code, it's important to dress appropriately for the weather and…

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What is global entry?

Global Entry is a program that allows pre-approved travelers to expedite the process of entering the United States.To apply for Global Entry, you must be a citizen or national of the United States, Mexico, or Canada and have a valid passport. You can also be a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., Canada, or Mexico.Once you have applied for Global Entry and been approved, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete your interview appointment at any U.S. Customs and Border…

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What is the most historical place in india?

The most historical place in India is the Taj Mahal. The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan commissioned the building of this beautiful mausoleum for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died while giving birth to their 14th child. The Taj Mahal took 22 years to build and is considered one of the world's most iconic buildings.Other historical places include the Red Fort in Delhi and Qutub Minar in Delhi. These sites were built during the Mughal Empire and are known for their architectural beauty.

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The Ultimate Travel Writing & Photography Retreat, Charleston, South Carolina, June 18-21, 2022

The Ultimate Travel Writing & Photography Retreat, Charleston, South Carolina, June 18-21, 2022If you want to boost your travel writing skills to a new level this workshop is for you. We'll focus on travel writing and photography - how to write exciting travel stories and create photo galleries that editors will love. This interactive course features lectures, writing exercises, in-the-field tours, group readings & discussions, and hands-on experience. You’ll also receive on-on-one feedback and…

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  • Credibility. When tarnished, it's difficult to regain. While TripAdvisor may be of some help, it's like any other resource with content populated by travelers...to be taken through several filters. If one discounts the best and the worst reviews, what's left can offer a modicum of insight. However, not removing dated information is definitely troubling.
  • The New York Times reports that a reputation management company may sue TripAdvisor on behalf of several dozen clients. Reviews that accuse hotel staff of theft, assault or discrimination, the company says, don't belong on the site because they are "allegations of criminality.”

    "Some hoteliers believe that TripAdvisor has gone beyond the neutral role of host through actions like sending e-mails highlighting “hotel horror stories” — in effect, endorsing those opinions.

    "Other complaints are that TripAdvisor is unwilling to remove questionable reviews from the site, declines to retire older reviews (even when a property is under new management) and screens owners’ responses more vigorously than members’ comments."

    Reputation management is what I used to do for a living, so I'd like to know: What do you travel writers think of all this?
  • Allan, every magazine and website writer I know (not just travel writers) should paste your penultimate paragraph over their desks and on their mirrors so they read it every day. Talking to friends after I posted my questions (below) and then read your reply, I realized that they're all either in court or in despair over unpaid fees. Not much of a business model.
  • Sam,

    Was this publisher a start up? I have only twice not been paid by publishers. One was a victim of the economy. I like him, but his magazine was launched at the end of high flying times and he got caught. The mag died before my piece ran. Fortunately, it was a department piece and not a lot of money.

    The other is European based and had an investor pull out which has left it scrambling for cash flow. Again, my exposure is very small (the previous issue's work paid that month's living expenses). Fortunately, the owners are keeping in touch with freelancers and trying to get their financial house in order to pay us.

    They have personal history and career experience behind them. But so many new start ups have nothing but dreams as a foundation.

    I've launched start ups, so have a soft spot for them, but before I take on a new client, I want to know who they are, what their business is, if they have an actual business and experience. I can't afford to help just anyone. So I limit my exposure by doing only small assignments for the first few issues to see how well they handle my work and me.

    Funny timing, I was just interviewed by a journalism student on start ups.
  • Yesterday yet another friend of mine had to take a publisher to court because that publisher never paid her for her writing and freelance editing. As some of you know, I'm a ghostwriter whose work is mostly memoirs and autobiographies, not travel stories, so all these instances I see of colleagues not getting paid for their travel writing shocks me.
    Am I naive?
    Or are my friends in the travel writing biz doing something wrong?
    Is this sort of thing really so prevalent today?
    And if so, what are you doing about it?
    See related links to what you are looking for.
  • Hey Sally,
    Love your website. Let me know if you need any food articles from Caribbean and/or Africa. Check out my website AfricanDiasporaTourism.com. Please join our mailing list.
  • Great idea, MsBehaving! I have bookmarked it and here's hoping it saves me a few red faces!
  • I have recently launched a food and travel website called (predictably!) Food and Travel (www.foodandtravel.com.au) Please have a look at it. It's early days but I am planning for it to grow and expand over time.
    Food and Travel Website - the best place to come for worldwide food and travel information - Food a…
    Food and Travel website - the best place to come for food and travel information.
  • Ms Behaving - I'll follow you if you'll follow me. http://getupandgomagazine.blogspot.com
    Good luck with the blog, it's fun to do.
  • Sorry about the wrong address: Ms. Behaving can be found at: www.farewelltravels.com/potpourri.html Look forward to hearing from you!
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