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Get Paid to Travel: 17 Ways to Travel the World

The illustrious dream of a nomadic lifestyle it seems is one that many of us are obsessed with these days. If your Instagram feed is anything like mine you’ll probably be tantalized day in and day out with lustful images of mountainous landscapes, or the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean (aka where you’d rather be). …

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Traveling the World on Press Trips Perks

It was our fourth meal of the day, and we still had one more to go. But this was one we wanted to linger over: birria tacos, the meat so slowly braised in its chile-based broth that it nearly disintegrated in the grilled corn tortillas; ceviche made from raw shrimp that had been hauled from…

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5 Reasons Housesitting Is Perfect for Travel Writers

I’ve been a travel writer for nearly three years. I have explored the globe and written guides, articles, and essays about my adventures and the destinations that I’ve visited. I’m having the time of my life and my only wish is that I started writing a long time ago. Being a travel writer means constantly…

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5 Tips for Multiple Stories From Every Trip

I received an email from a tour guide, Jack, I had met in Copenhagen: “I’m touring Central America, would you like to join?” Though I’d only known the man for 12 hours as we toured the bars in the City of Spires, I immediately bought a plane ticket. My travel writing career had begun six…

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Starting A Blog When You Work Full Time

Whether your blog is your new side hustle or your passion project, becoming a successful blogger is no easy feat. Add all of the pressures of a 9-5 career or being a full-time student, and you’ve got a real challenge on your hands.  Mastering the balancing act of working life and trying to get your…

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Home Décor Photography Pays My Way In Mexico

Here in Puerto Vallarta, there are a number of condominium developments in various stages of construction. The completed buildings stand and beckon to buyers who want a life in paradise. With each new home comes an exciting decorating opportunity…and that’s where I come in. My foray into photography began when I moved here 13 years…

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A Guide to Magazine Pay Rates for Photos

I was on assignment in the Arctic for Popular Photography Magazine, shooting and writing a how-to guide on photography in sub-zero temperatures. I had joined an eco-tour group polar-bear watching at a luxury lodge. On one hike we came across two young bears standing on their hindlegs, sparring. The light was gorgeous, the setting—with the…

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The Benefits of a Strong Social Media Strategy

Social media can often feel like more of a burden than a benefit. After all, it takes time and effort to build an audience before you can start reaping the rewards. Before you close the door on social media, let me make the case for why you not only should spend more time on it,…

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