Social media can be an incredibly powerful tool if used correctly. Not only can it promote your work and reach audiences that traditional media can’t, social media can be a great way to land perks and freebies. Below, I share eight tips for using social media to snag perks as a travel writer/blogger/photographer. 1. Talk […]
Editor’s Choice – May 2020 Is Your Story Editor-Ready? 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 names italicized? […]
“Use it or lose it,” as they say. This little adage is doubly true for a writer’s creativity—especially in the current situation where we’re cooped up at home. That is why I like to gently wake up my brain each day with some quick, fun little games. A little warmup so that when it’s time […]
Most of us relish the opportunity to talk about our favorite subject, whether it’s history, a destination that we love, or a card game. We bend the ears of our friends and family any chance we get. And we launch into a prepared monologue whenever a stranger shows the least bit of interest. But it […]
A few years ago, my wife, Melissa, and I headed off on a multi-year journey in our RV. Our plan was to travel the length and breadth of the U.S. and Canada, visiting friends and family and exploring as we went. Before that, we had sailed 11,000 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean. This was […]
19 years ago, I never would have guessed I’d be a writer. Maybe like you, I’d never actually written anything. And aside from snapshots of my travels and friends, I’d never taken pictures, either. Fast forward 19 years and now I do both. Fresh out of college, my priority was to get a job near […]
There are always things to make our travels more comfortable. Take your pick from our staff holiday gift guide ideas for the traveler in your life.
For the next three days, Bonnie will be sending you some gift ideas for writers, photographers, and travelers on your list, with some top picks from our pro instructors and staff, as well.
These are all trips you should add to your bucket list before you die even if the destinations vary widely between your choices and mine…
What do you do if you’re having trouble with another language? Read on for the four phrases that Allison from the Travel Division swears by.