travel writers (9)

Why Is A Scam

When I came to the Netherlands with no work permit and no Dutch language skills, I realized I'd have to be creative in finding ways to earn money. Not long after the residence permit was thrust into my eager little paws, I started my own company and, to make a little extra money on the side, I began freelancing as a writer.

As with all things, when you first start out, you make some stupid mistakes that you learn from and move on and they help you grow. Well, I've made some mistakes in my writin
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Travel and Words,9296544882?profile=original the highly regarded Pacific Northwest conference that connects travel writers with destination specialists, announced today that early bird registration of $99 will continue through March 31. With the publicity resulting from an article in the March/April issue of Writer's Digest naming Travel & Words as a recommended conference for travel writers, chairperson Myrna Oakley is extending the discounted price to give more writers access to the conference at an excellent value. The
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Lost Angel Walkabout Brings home the Bronze

Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler’s Tales bagged the Bronze in the NorthAmerican Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) 2010 competition in the travelNarrative/Guidebook category! This awards competition, now in its 19th year, honorsthe “best of the best” in travel writing and photography.“We were extremely pleased with this year’s (500) entries; they were outstanding, bothin quality of work and range of coverage, “said Helen Hernandez, CEO of NATJA the second largest travel media association in
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Are Travel Writers Becoming Extinct?


Yes, if all they write about are places they travel to.  It seems the traveling public is more interested these days in travel ideas, trends, travel news and technology, than in destinations.

Travel writers love to travel. That’s why most of them are in the business.

But it that the right reason?
I don’t think so.

Matador Notebook points out that the world is so thoroughly Googleized that the tradition of destination travel writers may be coming to an end.

Historically, authentic travel conte

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9008712861?profile=originalANALYSIS: TRAVEL ADVERTORIALS. With tourism being a multi-billion dollar industry collecting the spending from 1 billion tourists in 2012, the hunt at travel agencies, airlines and hotel bookers for new customers is at the boiling point. The media has of course seen the trend, and the number of glossy magazines, websites with amazing photos and travel phone apps is increasing by the minute. Being a part of all this, the Traveling Reporter as well as, most likely, every other travel website edito

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The road less traveled

Something to Declare: Good Lesbian Travel Writing
Edited by Gillian Kendal; University of Wisconsin Press, 230 pages; paperback, $19.95

Reviewed by Heather Cassell

Published: Ocotber 5, 2011


When I embarked on a search for stories by queer women travelers, I didn't expect that it would be a journey in itself: "L Word", "power lesbians" and years of treasure troves of lesbian travel tales pilfered from the pages of lesbian magazines be damned. Someone somewhere would have the

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Featured travel writer on NATJA

9296549658?profile=originalI am very pleased to be the featured writer on the North American Travel Journalist Association home page. I have been a member of NATJA for over decade. It is a wonderful organization providing a platform and resources for expert, or budding travel writers alike. They help writers get their pieces placed and provide up to date information about what is happening in the travel world. Travel World International Magazine / began as the publishing arm of the organization
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Travel & Words Spring '11 conference offers opportunities to connect learn and write about sustainable, green and responsible travel and tourism for an early registration fee of $99.


9008607275?profile=originalTravel & Words Spring ‘11, recommended by Writer's Digest as a premier travel writers' conference, confirmed today a full agenda of industry speakers, destination specialists, and travel publishers and editors at the May 1-2 event. The conference focus is on sustainable, green and responsible travel and tourism.



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Lost Angel has fun conversation with Yolanda Rene

Linda Ballou author


Linda Ballou shares highlights in her new book Lost Angel Walkabout filled with chills, spills, giggles, and squeaks, along with her secrets on "How to Make Travel Writing Work for You." Join her in this fun "Conversation with author Yolanda Renee on blog talk radio. Plug for Tripatini in here!

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