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Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference:

August 4th, 2017

[ August 10, 2017 to August 13, 2017. ] It's that time of year again: Get ready for Book Passage's annual Travel Writers and Photographers Conference, from August 10-13 in Corte Madera, CA. Legendary travel writer Tim Cahill, acclaimed author Karen Joy Fowler, and guidebook maven Pauline Frommer are just a few of the incredible names Book Passage has assembled for faculty this year. Here's [...]

Unique Eats & Eateries of San Francisco:

August 4th, 2017

Coming in October from Kimberley Lovato and Reedy Press, this book promises to be very tasty: When people talk about great food cities, San Francisco rises to the top of the list thanks to its 49-square-miles of mouthwatering ways to whet your appetite. Unique Eats & Eateries of San Francisco invites the city’s nearly 25 million annual visitors—and [...]

Join Ethical Traveler in Cuba:

August 14th, 2017

[ October 13, 2018 to October 23, 2018. ] [caption id="attachment_6270" align="alignleft" width="300"] Malecón, Cuba © 2013 by Jeff Greenwald[/caption] Jeff Greenwald reports that the Ethical Traveler trip to Cuba October 13-23 still has two spaces left. But act fast if you want to go; the trip will be closing on August 15th. Here are more details from Jeff: As you have no doubt heard, Donald [...]

Launch party for Your Crocodile has Arrived:

August 4th, 2017

[ August 19, 2017; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] I'm thrilled to announce the impending launch of my new collection of travel stories, Your Crocodile has Arrived. The party will be on Saturday, August 19th, at Book Passage in Corte Madera, and Travel Writers News subscribers are all invited. More info and a link to the invitation are here. We'll have lots of chocolate (in [...]

How to Launch:

August 4th, 2017

I learned a lot when I launched my first collection of travel stories, Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive! in 2014. I kept notes about best practices so I wouldn’t forget all that important info, and they’ve come in handy now that I’m launching my second book, Your Crocodile has Arrived. There’s a lot to plan, prepare, [...]

10 Rules to Follow When Composing a Photo:

August 3rd, 2017

“You can have the most stunning subject to photograph in the most gorgeous lighting, but if you don’t take care to compose the shot well, no amount of good light and inherent beauty will prevent the image from being a dud.” Fortunately, Alex Schult gives us 10 Rules to Follow When Composing a Photo, illustrated [...]

How to pitch:

August 4th, 2017

On Travel, Write, Earn, James Durston interviews Lola Akinmade Åkerström—photographer and author—on how to pitch a travel article. “Lola put together 87 pitches during 2016,” Durston writes, “with a 43% success/assigned rate.” Here’s her analysis of assignments, rejections, and everything in between. Those are impressive results, as one would expect from a writer disciplined and generous [...]

Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class:

August 4th, 2017

Roy Stevenson at Pitch Travel Write offers a 6-day workshop, The Complete Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class, after which “You will walk away from this program knowing exactly how to get sensational paid trips around the world and sky-rocket your travel writing success—even if you’re starting at $0.” What: A comprehensive destination marketing & sales [...]

Where a layover is a good thing:

August 3rd, 2017

http://www.travelwritersnews.com/wp-content/uploads/Changi-airport-video.mp4 With an indoor slide, an outdoor swimming pool, a butterfly sanctuary, and free cinema 24/7, Singapore’s Changi Airport is sometimes marketed as its own destination. Part of the reason is customer feedback, in the form of 1.8 million clicks/month. Another excellent idea: The complimentary whisky tasting bar with more than 100 brands. And the gardens: [...]

Back up photos on the road without wi-fi:

August 3rd, 2017

Dave Dean at Too Many Adapters explains how to back up your travel photos taken with a DSLR—without dragging a laptop into the equation, and even if you don’t have a fancy new camera with built-in wi-fi.

21 Magazines that Pay for Travel Writing:

August 3rd, 2017

Erica Verrillo published this list of 21 Magazines that Pay for Travel Writing on the ART + marketing website. It includes short descriptions of the magazines with length of articles, typical payment rates, photo requirements, and links to editorial guidelines.

How To Have A Great Vacation: 6 Secrets Backed By Research:

August 3rd, 2017

This science-backed advice about how to get the most from your vacation includes widely reported strategies such as the importance of antici …… pation of future activities and savoring good times. It also includes something called the “Peak-End” Rule, which, believe it or not, comes from colonoscopy research. All this expert advice comes from Eric at [...]

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