Today I celebrate my 100th published article. For me as a writer, this is huge. So, I wanted to share some tips on how I got here, how it has re-inspired me and to hopefully inspire you too to help you along your writer’s path. Ever since attending GEP’s Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop in Washington […]
When I started my travel writing journey, I envisioned comped hotel stays, free attractions, and free wine tasting. All of those perks and more have come to pass. But it wasn’t until my third year as a travel writer that I ventured into the realm of free concerts. My love of live music goes way […]
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. How exciting! By the […]
The best travel writers are observant travelers. They’ve trained themselves to notice things. It’s those rich details that editors like.
I’ve been keeping a journal off and on since I was a child. While I must admit that I often let my journaling practice lapse, often for months at a time, I always bring a journal with me on my travels and I usually make a point of at least scribbling a few lines when […]
As the world of travel grinds to a halt with flights grounded, borders closed, and travel writing markets putting features on hold, it’s time to gather your writing skills, venture beyond your own travel writing borders, and cross into other niche markets of writing. Parenting This covers our paternal, maternal and even grandparenting skills. There […]
I’ve been traveling—and writing about it—for 30 years. While I’ve rarely made a living wage as a travel journalist, I have been able to recoup much, and often all, of my travel expenses. It takes work, but it’s work I love: on my terms, on my schedule, and on the road. But what if you […]
Don’t force yourself to be poetic in your writing. Write in your natural voice. When you write in your natural style, you write quickly and well. When you try to force yourself to write in a way that is not natural or comfortable, the work becomes agonizing and you’ll slow to a snail’s pace.
Earlier this year, we lost legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant. He was considered by many in the world of professional basketball as one of the greatest players of all time. Kobe gifted the world with his talents, but his legacy reaches far beyond the basketball court. His understanding of the game and ability to adapt […]
Being a travel writer at the moment means we need to be flexible. Right now, a lot of our usual topics are not in demand so writing about alternative topics is a good idea. Even your own life experiences can be turned into articles. That’s why I want to share this little story. A couple […]