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Dip Your Pen into the Cry of the Birds...and Write

Rick Steves | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The desolate Scorhill Stone Circle in Dartmoor National Park is a special place for me. It was here, as a college kid, that I decided, "I need to be a...

My Redemption Story: Inflicting the Fear of a Little Homelessness on a Paying Customer

Rick Steves | Posted 01.07.2017 | Travel
Rick Steves

Back in the 1970s as a tour guide, I drove small groups in little minibuses around Europe with a passion for getting my travelers beyond their comfort...

So, You're Really a Travel Writer?

Rick Steves | Posted 09.15.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I'm done traveling for the year, but other members of my staff are still in the field. While I regroup from 100 days in Europe, I invited my frequent ...

Take a Job in Travel: You Might Never Leave

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 05.13.2016 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

The mantra of anyone who has had a long career in the travel industry is "once you start working in the field of travel, you never leave." I can definitely attest to this. Some people were just born to be working in the business of travel.

How to Become a Travel Writer

Fodor's | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel

The life of a travel writer may look glamorous, but there's a lot more to the job than lounging in exotic locales. Organized press trips and customize...

Extra! Extra! Famous Travel Writers Spill Trade Secrets (And Dish Some Dirt)

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Here are capsule reviews of three fast-selling paperbacks by famous travel and guidebook writers: good, quick reads that pull the curtain back on a few of the travel industry's dirty little secrets and outright lies.

The Envelope, Please! Announcing The First Annual 'Blurbie' Awards for Truly Ridiculous PR

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Peter Mandel

As a travel writer whose inbox is always jam-packed with profound and deeply moving press releases, it started me thinking. Wasn't it high time that the finest of these works earned the recognition they deserve?

What Do Foreign Tourists Think Of The U.S.?

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's high time, I think, that we stopped forcing everyone to pore over our own vacation albums and, for once, take a peek at theirs. For example, what do tourists from abroad think of traveling here? Are they keen on American food, comfy in our hotels? Do they find it tricky getting around?

Travel Writers Have Bad Days, Too

Nancy DePalma | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel
Nancy DePalma

I tend to be a favorite topic of conversation at parties and get-togethers. I'd like to think it's because of my sparkling personality but really, it's my job that lures the crowds. I'm a travel writer.

Skirts on Camels: Early Women Travel Writers

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 09.26.2011 | Home
Terry Kelhawk

The skirts on camels writers inspire us that perhaps we could exchange our everyday gray for sunshine and surprise around each corner.

Why I Don't Get Lonely When I Travel Solo

Lauren Quinn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Lauren Quinn

People that perpetually feel like outsiders are more comfortable in that role. They're more adaptable, not turned off by lack of familiarity and cultural anchor points, but enlivened by it.