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22 Travel Story Ideas To Get You Published

It can be hard to find ways to generate article topic ideas, so here’s a graphic to help you… Ways to generate article topic ideas: The biggest tip? Just go for it. Yes, you’ve heard it before…but, really, I can’t emphasize it enough. You’ve got to bite the bullet. And, the sooner the better. To…

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How to Submit Photos to Accompany Articles

Although there are many good articles published with no pictures and just as many excellent photographs that need no words, in today’s visual world, writing and photography go together. Editors want photographs to accompany your articles.  Understanding how to take the right kind of photographs then has become key to selling your articles to magazines.…

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5 Tips to Land Press Trips and Perks

By Noreen Kompanik in San Diego, CA One of the “perks” of being a travel writer is access to experiences. This access comes with the job because, in order to write about a destination, we have to experience it. Last year, I was privileged to be invited on 26 individual and group press trips, both…

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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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