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How to Deal With Travel Writers, Part 2: What Writers Want From PR People

Mark Chesnut | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
Mark Chesnut

A big part of securing ongoing coverage is about relationships. Journalists and travel writers need to know who you are, and you need to know who they are. If you have a personal connection, that's a great way to cement your brand further in their minds.

How to Deal with Travel Writers, Part 1: Bloggers vs. Journalists

Mark Chesnut | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Mark Chesnut

The world of travel writers, journalists and travel bloggers is ever-changing. So how do public relations and media relations experts in the travel industry deal with them?

Unsettled by Global Warming

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 11.26.2014 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

The world changes. It burns. It's something to live by. My wife and I will settle into its fires one day, but right now they've inspired us to keep moving, to journey and live unpredictably.

Why Women Love France

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel
Marcia DeSanctis

Often -- when I stood on the beach at Bidart, or sampled Calvados in the middle of an apple orchard in Normandy -- I ran out of power. The emotions caused my wiring to short out. This is what France will do. Confront you with the eternal so gently and so forcefully.

If Homer Were a Travel Blogger

Michael Radou Moussou | Posted 11.06.2014 | Travel
Michael Radou Moussou

The convergence in Athens, Greece of more than 850 travel bloggers for the annual conference of Travel Blog Exchange (the largest community of blogger...

So You Want to Be a Travel Writer? Here's the Reality.

Aimee Chan | Posted 12.21.2014 | Travel
Aimee Chan

It's not all complimentary bottles of Champagne in exchange for a few characters in a Word document. Travel writing is much more complicated than that. Here are some of the truths of what's really involved in travel writing.

How to Become a Travel Writer

Fodor's | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

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...

Are We Free-Flowing Artists?

Rose Tafoya | Posted 08.23.2014 | Arts
Rose Tafoya

Inspiration is everywhere and comes to us when we least expect it. When it does, we must not resist or question the actions that are needed and taken, for this is the free flow path that leads us to our un-lived life that we want and are meant to live.

5 Gorgeous Real-Life Destinations That Inspired Your Favorite Books

Posted 05.13.2014 | Books

In a letter to Nelson Algren, Simone de Beauvoir once wrote, "I'm just leaving for Antibes. I am dreaming of sun, silence, and time to work." Whil...

The 3 Most Awe-Inspiring Hikes in Maui

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 06.29.2014 | Travel
Shannon Kaiser

Maui in particular is well-known for its breathtaking beaches, luminous coral reefs and epic surfing waves, but don't overlook the hot spots for adventurous land lovers.

Professional Exploring, Social Media and No Excuses: Interview With JD Andrews

Laura Cococcia | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
Laura Cococcia

One person who has left the excuses behind? Professional explorer JD Andrews. He's been around the globe several times, amassing an incredible knowledge base.

I Thought The World Would Stop Turning When I Left Home To Go Travel

Joanna Zelman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Travel
Joanna Zelman

It'd be swell if we could all have law degrees without studying and find love without awkward dates and pet kangaroos without biking down highways over glass shards. But achieving a goal requires choosing a path, which may mean you're (at least temporarily) turning your back on another.

Why Do We Write About Cities?

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 05.30.2014 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

In 2011, amid a visit to San Francisco and just back from Africa, I offered some thoughts about why we write about cities. Three years later, I'm not sure much has changed.

Choose a Better Path, Take Care of Yourself First

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

Over time, I have noticed some big patterns in our guests that have led me to some simple conclusions. One of the most important ones: charity begins at home.

Traveling in Sin: A Travel Memoir Book Review

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 01.13.2014 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

Written in a highly unusual narrative style, it pops between "he said" and "she said" with the authors each penning part of every chapter as they traverse a dozen countries.

10 Greatest Travel Books Of All Time

Budget Travel | Posted 02.22.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Despite their differences in genre and style, these books all give an unforgettable sense of place -- whether that place is a small patch of ground, an entire continent, or just the wrinkles of the writer's mind.

The Bourbon Orleans: One of New Orleans' Best Hotels

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

They're very proud of their ghosts in NOLA, and I saw charming signs throughout the French Quarter hung on real estate shingles: "Haunted" or "Not Haunted." The Bourbon Orleans is no exception.

The Errol Flynn Dance of a Pecan Picker

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

"Dance" lied to just about everybody that teardown night at the Okefenokee Fair but he came out of the shadows when he told me about, and then showed...

I'm With Stupid: Experience Autumn With Expert Tips From Fodor's

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Denver
Todd Hartley

I, like many Coloradans, love autumn in the high country. This one was particularly spectacular, with the aspens and scrub oak bursting out in every conceivable shade of yellow, orange, brown and red.

Bali Through the Eyes of the Hormonally Challenged

Simi Singh Juneja | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Simi Singh Juneja

If one more sun-kissed expat walks up the steps from yoga class without his shirt on, while the sun is pouring down on his perfect body and long tousled hair, I am going to slap the living daylights out of that mosquito that is terrorizing my ankle. I just murdered a mosquito.

A Private Visit to Stonehenge

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 11.25.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

The first time I saw Stonehenge was at night a dozen years ago; it was exactly midnight, in fact.

How to Be a Good Traveler

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

I just got back from almost two glorious weeks in Spain, and it made me realize even more that there are things we can do to be good travelers, which in turn gives us better travels.

In Niagara Falls, Family Travel Writers Agree: Passport Is a Must to Teach Kids the World

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

It's imperative that we teach our kids to find common ground with those from different cultures and countries and there is no better way to do that than through travel. It isn't always necessary, however, to take the kids to far flung destinations to show them a different world.

Capturing Moments

Mira Manek | Posted 10.20.2014 | Travel
Mira Manek

Despite being a writer and even though I wrote about the Himalayas while I was there, there were certain things that, had it not been for such caught-in-the-action pictures, I might have forgotten, that even now I had to ask someone to tell me the full story.

Stay Here, I'm Getting You Out, or Away With Dusty

Timothy Braun | Posted 10.30.2013 | Style
Timothy Braun

Five years ago I looked into a shelter cage and said, "Stay here, I'm getting you out," to my dog, Dusty-Danger. I had no intention of getting a dog, but was enamored by his one blue, one brown eye and his charm.