We have loads of destination diversity this month! Mountains, beaches, jungles, and islands are filled with trips to the wild side.
Our travel writers are reporting from Key Biscayne, Western North Carolina, Borneo, Maui, Canadian Rockies, and Shenandoah Valley.
Their accounts tell of experiences for all types of travelers from super adventure hiking to laidback beachcombing. All are outdoors and immersed in nature.
The Writer’s Life column interviews a travel writer, photographer, chef, and gardener from the US East Coast.
Get a few tips on how to improve your queries in the Editor’s Choice column.
This month’s contributors~
Kurt Jacobson shares his writer’s journey in A Travel Writer’s Life. Kurt is a travel writer, photographer, chef, and gardener.
TPM editor, Mary Charlebois’ Editor-Ready Query Checklist, will improve your pitches and build confidence for hitting that Send button.
Biophilia, what an interesting word. Travel writer Helen Masin explains it and shares a delightful biophilia experience.
Not too adventurous? Susan Dejanovic shows us outdoor adventures for the non-adventurer.
Beth Abrahams’ remarkable trip to Borneo will have you saying, “Orange is my favorite color.”
Sharon Kurtz loves outrigger travel. Her story about Jamie explains why.
Icefields Parkway is featured in a story about the Canadian Rockies posted by Lukas Saville.
Donna Milsten is ready to live abroad occasionally. She tells us her methods for choosing a location, and why her home state is hard to beat.
Learn more about each contributor at the end of their story.
Read these stories—and see the great photos that go with them—at our brand new Travel Post Monthly website here.
Final Call for September Submissions
Travel Post Monthly is seeking stories and photos about tours for our September issue.
Tours come in all shapes and sizes. Walking, driving, cycling, buses, ships, kayaks, Segways, horses, and all other means of transportation is offered for excursions. Guided, self-guided, short, or long, tours of anyplace.
Include ESP (eat, sleep, play). What did you learn from the locals? What shouldn’t be missed? How do we get there? Write a story that entices the reader to put the tour on their ‘must go’ list.
The deadline is August 15, 2020. We are looking for 500—800 words. Photos are a big +, include your best shots.
Read TPM’s Writer’s Guides for specifics on how to submit your story and photos. ITWPA membership isn’t required, but members are given priority.
Thanks for stopping by folks.
Mary Charlebois, Editor
Travel Post Monthly
This Month …
- A Travel Writer’s Life – A conversation with travel writer, photographer, chef, and gardener, Kurt Jacobson.
- Key Biscayne Florida – In Key Biscayne, Florida, an immersive biophilia experience is everywhere at Bill Baggs State Park.
- Western North Carolina – Travel domestically and experience outdoor adventure, there’s more to it than hiking and swatting bugs as beads of sweat trickle down your face.
- Borneo—Exploring Sabah – There is absolutely nothing cuter than a baby orangutan with orange fur, long, gangly arms, and enormous, jet black, trusting eyes.
- Maui—Serendipity & Outrigger Canoes – Hawaii was settled more than 1,600 years ago by Polynesian explorers. They navigated double-hulled sailing canoes without the benefit of any instruments over thousands of miles of open ocean to reach landfall in the islands.
- The Canadian Rockies – There’s no better place for a restorative break in nature than the Canadian Rockies. With towering craggy peaks, serene turquoise lakes, and immense, creaking glaciers, this remarkable region is a feast for the senses.
- Shenandoah Valley or Abroad – I just heard a statement that “many people spend more time planning a vacation than they do planning for retirement.” Well, full disclosure, that’s true in my case. Recently though, as I research places to visit, I’m also considering what it would be like to live there.
- Editor’s Choice – June 2020 – Is your query editor ready?