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Composition: Your Photography Treasure Map

A well composed photograph speaks to its viewer, guides their eye throughout the image, and builds a connection between artist and viewer. Kristen Bentz The “wow” factor comes when multiple elements of composition come together like a treasure map to guide your viewer to the gold! In the spirit of social distancing, I’m digging into…

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3 Ways to Be the Go-To Travel Writer When Lockdown Lifts

In January 2020, I was in NYC with thousands of other creatives, attending the travel industry’s leading media event, Travmedia’s International Media Marketplace (IMM) show. I met with 24 different tourism brands over the day, and walked away with 15 invitations to visit different places—locally, regionally, across the country, and internationally. Theresa St. John How…

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Editor’s Choice – May 2020

Editor’s Choice – May 2020   Is Your Story Editor-Ready? Mary Charlesbois Compare this checklist against a story you’re ready to submit, see if it’s 100% editor-ready. Editor-Ready Story Checklist □ Proofread, check spelling, punctuation, and grammar- Microsoft Word or Grammarly can help with spelling, punctuation, and grammar. -Confirm style with a style guide. Are boat…

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Take me Away—Three days on the Olympic Peninsula

The Pacific Northwest is a fantastic destination offering the perfect combination of city life and stunning scenery. Seattle is bustling with people and activities for an exciting city stay.  It is easily reached by flying into Sea-Tac airport, and the terrific public transportation system can whisk you downtown in minutes. There are museums, parks, open-air…

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Masada: The Mountain of Ghosts

A tour of the western shore of the Dead Sea brings travelers across a highway that runs hundreds of meters below sea level. While tracking north, the salt-lake lay still and to the right. Over the surface of the Dead Sea, it’s easy to see the wastelands and rocky terraces of the Wadi Desert. To…

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