How to Be A Travel Writer

Author: Lonely Planet,Don George

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787010007

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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Bursting with invaluable advice, this inspiring and practical guide, fully revised and updated in this new edition, is a must for anyone who yearns to write about travel - whether they aspire to make their living from it or simply enjoy jotting in a journal for posterity. You don't have to make money to profit from travel writing. Sometimes, the richest rewards are in the currency of experience. How to be a Travel Writer reveals the varied possibilities that travel writing offers and inspires all travellers to take advantage of those opportunities. That's where the journey begins - where it takes you is up to you. Let legendary travel writer Don George show you the way with his invaluable tips on: The secrets of crafting a great travel story How to conduct pre-trip and on-the-road research Effective interviewing techniques How to get your name in print (and money in your bank account) Quirks of writing for newspapers, magazines, online and books Extensive listings of writers' resources and industry organisations Interviews with established writers, editors and agents About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition
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How to Be a Travel Writer

Author: Lonely Planet,Don George

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781786578662

Category: Photography

Page: 304

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Return from your travels with the pictures you've always wanted. In this revised edition of Lonely Planet's best-selling Travel Photography, internationally renowed travel photographer Richard I'Anson shows you how to avoid common photography mistakesand to develop your compositional and technical skills as a photographer.
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Break Into Travel Writing: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

Author: Beth Blair

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1444171240

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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Getting paid to go on holiday may sound like a great lifestyle. But there's a lot of hard graft involved - particularly, breaking into this industry in the first place. Few industries have changed as rapidly as publishing, and within publishing few areas have changed as rapidly as travel publishing. This book will bring you bang up-to-date with the latest trends in blogging, social media, magazines, websites, travel guides, and travel books. It provides specific advice for each sector, on how to write and, just as importantly, how to get published. Written by Beth Blair, an American travel writer who has been published in books, magazines, and online, this book is full of practical and inspiring advice that will help you broaden your horizons and turn your travel writing into cash.
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Travel Writing

Author: Donald W. George,Charlotte Hindle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780864427427

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 6955

Imagine if travelling was your job. Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Writing is essential reading for anyone who's ever dreamed of making a living out of their passion for travel.This inspirational and practical guide is written by a veteran travel writer with contributions from experts in writing, publishing and photojournalism. Readers learn about all aspects of the profession, from its glamorous image to its gruelling reality. Included is an appendix of writers' resources, industry organizations and research tools, as well as tips on how to find a story, craft a compelling lead and use character and dialogue effectively.
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How to Make a Living as a Travel Writer

Author: Susan Farewell

Publisher: Marlowe

ISBN: 9781569247198

Category: Travel

Page: 205

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Veteran travel writer Susan Farewell begins with basic writing techniques, exercises, and tips for avoiding "roadblocks, " before getting to the nitty-gritty of the travel-writing business. You'll learn not only how to write about travel but how to travel to write; how to pitch and sell stories, find assignments, research topics, network in the industry, make trips tax deductible, and travel for free or at press rates. This new edition provides a bibliography of travel writing, chapters on the World Wide Web and planning trips via the Internet, new tips for health and fitness while traveling, and an analysis of successful articles - what works and why.
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The Travel Writer's Handbook

How to Write and Sell Your Own Travel Experiences

Author: Jacqueline Harmon Butler,Louise Purwin Zobel

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 157284700X

Category: Reference

Page: 350

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Veteran travel writer Jacqueline Harmon Butler shows readers, one step at a time, how to research, write, and sell travel articles--but most importantly, she details what makes a travel article a winner. In this new edition, Butler updates her bestselling handbook for the 21st century with helpful tips on conducting Internet research, utilizing new advancements in digital photography and finding helpful applications on mobile phones. She also helps aspiring writers navigate the changing world of publishing by exploring blogging, new travel websites, and social media, all while discussing how best to expand your platform. She includes a brand new introduction to reflect the current state of the travel industry and the change in editors' needs. Butler covers all the nuts and bolts aspects of travel writing from pre-trip research, specific marketing strategies, and even includes 12 formats for travel articles with sure-fire appeal to editors and readers. She gives insightful and often humorous advice on pre- and post-trip topics like: • How to target your market before you begin • How to save time by doing background research before you leave • How to write queries and get assignments in advance • How to find new angles for overworked subjects • What to take along--from video equipment and laptops to travel documents • How to set up and conduct successful interviews • How to take advantage of freebies and junkets without “selling out” • How to sell what you write--and then sell it again
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The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map

A Step-By-Step Guide to Pitching Your Way to Better Pay

Author: Gabi Logan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692670965

Category:

Page: 390

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Are you waiting for your chance to become a travel writer? For the first time ever, a professional travel writer spills the secrets of how to be a highly-paid travel writer in a clear, step-by-step formula you can easily copy to create your own dream career. Everything you want to know about: how to earn professional writing rates right away what you really need on your website to snag assignments how much magazines really pay what editors really want-and don't want-in a pitch where to pitch (listings of more than 1500 magazines) how to get lucrative gigs writing for travel companies The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map walks aspiring travel writers and travel writers who have hit a plateau through how to maximize their online presence, land recurring revenue, power up their pitching, create custom writing gigs, and break into the big leagues.
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Travel Writing 2.0: Earning Money from Your Travels in the New Media Landscape - Second Edition

Author: Tim Leffel

Publisher: Booklocker.com

ISBN: 9781634911696

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

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Completely revised edition of the ground-breaking travel writing book that provides a road map to success in the digital age. It dives headlong into the entrepreneurial world of blogging and digital books, while still acknowledging the real money to be made in declining print forms. Drawing on interviews and survey responses from more than 100 successful travel writers and bloggers, this is the definitive guide to creating success instead of waiting for permission.
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The Travel Writer

A Mystery

Author: Jeff Soloway

Publisher: Alibi

ISBN: 0804178178

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Award-winning author Jeff Soloway debuts an entertaining new mystery series featuring a globe-trotting, caper-solving travel writer with a witty voice and a penchant for landing in sticky situations. At a posh South American resort tucked into the lush jungles of the Andes, an American journalist has gone missing, leaving the hotel’s PR agent, Pilar Rojas, with an international incident on her hands. Which is why she offers her ex-lover, travel writer Jacob Smalls, an all-expenses-paid trip to the resort in exchange for a puff piece extolling its virtues—and some behind-the-scenes digging into the disappearance. Intrigued by the prospect of winning Pilar back—and eager, as always, for freebies—Jacob hops the first flight to La Paz, Bolivia. Although he hasn’t seen Pilar in years, Jacob finds her just as intoxicating as he did when they were together. But from the moment he hits the city’s cobbled streets, Jacob attracts all the wrong kinds of attention. Political flunkies and goons of all stripes try to scare him off the trail, while the missing woman’s not-quite boyfriend insists on shadowing Jacob’s every move. And amid ancient Incan hillside terraces, a world-class hotel conceals a secret that may kill. Advance praise for The Travel Writer “Travel doesn’t just broaden the mind; it can also get you killed. Sassy, cynical Jacob Smalls is an ideal guide for journeying into unknown territories.”—Christopher Fowler, author of the Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery series
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The Travel Writer's Guide

Author: Gordon Burgett

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9781559585613

Category: Travel

Page: 309

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Discusses travel writing as a profession, and provides advice on preparing for a trip, selling one's work, interviewing, writing and submitting a manuscript, and other topics
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Turkey: Bright Sun, Strong Tea

On the Road with a Travel Writer

Author: Tom Brosnahan

Publisher: Travel Info Exchange, Inc.

ISBN: 0976753154

Category: Travel

Page: 485

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How do you become a travel writer? Is it the best job in the world? Tom Brosnahan went to Turkey in 1968 as a US Peace Corps Volunteer to teach English. He discovered a beautiful country, friendly people, excellent cuisine, and a deep history and culture. He made the leap from teaching to travel writing during his second Peace Corps year. His first guidebook became a best-seller, and he never looked back. Following years took him on adventures throughout the Mediterranean and the world. It's all here, along with a lot of humor, history and culture.
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Make Steady Money As a Travel Writer

Secrets of Selling Travel Stories-Without Traveling

Author: Jack Adler

Publisher: Robert Reed Pub

ISBN: 9781934759226

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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Do you dream of being a travel writer but need or want to stay close to home? Make Steady Money as a Travel Writer is loaded with specific methods and ideas to generate a dependable and consistent income as a travel writer, and the best part-without spending money on travels abroad or far afield in the U.S. Read this book and discover ways to carve out a niche for yourself as a travel writer concentrating on service articles.Earn a secure flow of income.Write and sell travel articles without traveling!Develop a lucrative side line or even launch a career!Or if you are already a travel writer, spice up your repertoire of ideas, refresh your enthusiasm, and have more fun writing!
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Globejotting

How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and Still Have Time to Enjoy Your Trip!)

Author: Dave Fox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592993444

Category: Travel

Page: 175

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Most travel diaries fizzle. By day six of a big trip, people are struggling to recall what happened on days three, four, and five. They return home with mostly empty journals, or bland writing that fails to capture the full spirit of their journeys. Award-winning travel humorist Dave Fox comes to the rescue in this book that's both informative and irreverently funny. You'll learn to: -- Bring destinations to life with bold details. -- Splash those details quickly onto your pages so journaling doesn't gobble up your precious vacation time. -- Elude your "Inner Censor" and write with confidence. -- Weave together your "outer" and "inner" journeys, using unfamiliar places as a backdrop for self-discovery. Dave shares his favorite journaling techniques, shows how to find time to write in the middle of an exciting trip, and infuses it all with a generous dose of his off-the-wall humor. Whether your journeys are weekend road trips or excursions around the world, this book will help transform you into a travel journaling superhero!
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Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?

A Swashbuckling Tale of High Adventures, Questionable Ethics, and Professional Hedonism

Author: Thomas Kohnstamm

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307409902

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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For those who think that travel guidebooks are the gospel truth. WANTED: Travel Writer for Brazil QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED Decisiveness: the ability to desert your entire previous life–including well-salaried office job, attractive girlfriend, and basic sanity for less than minimum wage Attention to detail: the skill to research northeastern Brazil, including transportation, restaurants, hotels, culture, customs, and language, while juggling sleep deprivation, nonstop nightlife, and excessive alcohol consumption Creativity: the imagination to write about places you never actually visit Resourcefulness: utilizing persuasion, seduction, and threats, when necessary, to secure a place to stay for the evening once your pitiable advance has been (mis)spent Resilience: determination to overcome setbacks such as bankruptcy, disillusionment, and an ill-fated one-night stand with an Austrian flight attendant As Kohnstamm comes to personal terms with each of these job requirements, he unveils the underside of the travel industry and its often-harrowing effect on writers, travelers, and the destinations themselves. Moreover, he invites us into his world of compromising and scandalous situations in one of the most exciting countries as he races against an impossible deadline. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Way of Wanderlust

The Best Travel Writing of Don George

Author: Don George

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1609521064

Category: Travel

Page: 296

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As a professional travel writer and editor for the past 40 years, Don George has been paid to explore the world. Through the decades, his articles have been published in magazines, newspapers, and websites around the globe and have won more awards than almost any other travel writer alive, yet his pieces have never been collected into one volume. The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George fills this void with a moving and inspiring collection of tales and reflections from one of America’s most acclaimed and beloved travel writers. From his high-spirited account of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on a whim when he was 22 years old to his heart-plucking description of a home-stay in a muddy compound in Cambodia as a 61-year-old, this collection ranges widely. As renowned for his insightful observations as for his poetic prose, George always absorbs the essence of the places he’s visiting. Other stories here include a moving encounter with Australia’s sacred red rock monolith, Uluru; an immersion in country kindness on the Japanese island of Shikoku; the trials and triumphs of ascending Yosemite’s Half Dome with his wife and children; and a magical morning at Machu Picchu.
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An Irreverent Curiosity

In Search of the Church's Strangest Relic in Italy's OddestTown

Author: David Farley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101104972

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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Read David Farley's posts on the Penguin Blog.A tour through the centuries and through a bizarre Italian town in search of an unbelievable relic: the foreskin of Jesus Christ In December 1983, a priest in the Italian hill town of Calcata shared shocking news with his congregation: the pride of their town, the foreskin of Jesus, had been stolen. Some postulated that it had been stolen by Satanists. Some said the priest himself was to blame. Some even pointed their fingers at the Vatican. In 2006, travel writer David Farley moved to Calcata, determined to find the missing foreskin, or at least find out the truth behind its disappearance. Farley recounts how the relic passed from Charlemagne to the papacy to a marauding sixteenth-century German solider before finally ending up in Calcata, where miracles occurred that made the sleepy town a major pilgrimage destination. Blending history, travel, and perhaps the oddest story in Christian lore, An Irreverent Curiosity is a weird and wonderful tale of conspiracy and misadventure.
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The Shooting Star

A Girl, Her Backpack and the World

Author: Shivya Nath

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 9353052653

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 216

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Shivya Nath quit her corporate job at age twenty-three to travel the world. She gave up her home and the need for a permanent address, sold most of her possessions and embarked on a nomadic journey that has taken her everywhere from remote Himalayan villages to the Amazon rainforests of Ecuador. Along the way, she lived with an indigenous Mayan community in Guatemala, hiked alone in the Ecuadorian Andes, got mugged in Costa Rica, swam across the border from Costa Rica to Panama, slept under a meteor shower in the cracked salt desert of Gujarat and learnt to conquer her deepest fears. With its vivid descriptions, cinematic landscapes, moving encounters and uplifting adventures, The Shooting Star is a travel memoir that maps not just the world but the human spirit.
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Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Writing

Expert Advice from the World's Leading Travel Publisher

Author: Don George

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1743216882

Category: Reference

Page: 360

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National Geographic has described Don George as a legendary travel writer and editor. Don has been exploring new frontiers as an author, editor and adventurer for more than 30 years. Currently Editor at Large and Book Columnist for National Geographic Traveler magazine, Features Editor and blogger for Gadling dot com, Editor of Recce : Literary Journeys for the Discerning Traveler and host of the Adventure Collection's blog, The Adventurous Traveler, Don has also been Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet, Travel Editor at the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle and founder and Editor of Salon dot com's Wanderlust travel site. Don's stories have been selected to appear in numerous collections, and he has edited nine travel anthologies, including Lonely Planet's acclaimed Better Titan Fiction, The Kindness of Strangers, By the Seat of My Pants, and Tales from Nowhere. Don has won numerous awards for his writing and editing, including the Society of American Travel Writers' Lowell Thomas Award. Don has lectured on travel writing and travel literature at conferences and workshops around the world. He has been a visiting lecturer in travel writing at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism, and is the co-founder and chairman of the Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference, held annually near San Francisco. Complementing his travel writing and editing, Don often appears as a travel expert on TV and radio and in print, and hosts a national series of onstage conversations with prominent travel writers and adventurers. Don has visited more than 75 countries and has worked as a translator in Paris, a teacher in Athens, and a television talk-show host in Tokyo. He lives in the San Francisco area with his wife ; their two children are now embarked on their own worldly adventures, but still occasionally make buoyant visits home.
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Travel Writing

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1742204880

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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Written by a pre-eminent travel writer and bursting with invaluable advice, this inspiring and practical guide is a must for anyone who has ever yearned to turn their travels into saleable tales. Packed with insider hints and tips, practical writingexercises and examples of travel writing excellence, this guide helps you bring the dream job of Travel Writer within scribbling distance of reality. Discover the secrets of crafting a great travel story. How to conduct pre-trip and on-the-road research.Effective interviewing techniques How to get your name in print (and money in your bank account) The quirks of writing for newspapers, magazines, online and books Extensive listings of writers' resources & industry organizations. Written by DonGeorge.
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How to Travel the World on $50 a Day

Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter

Author: Matt Kepnes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110161935X

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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No money? No problem. You can start packing your bags for that trip youve been dreaming a lifetime about. For more than half a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has been showing readers of his enormously popular travel blog that traveling isnt expensive and that its affordable to all. He proves that as long as you think out of the box and travel like locals, your trip doesnt have to break your bank, nor do you need to give up luxury. How to Travel the World on $50 a Day reveals Nomadic Matts tips, tricks, and secrets to comfortable budget travel based on his experience traveling the world without giving up the sushi meals and comfortable beds he enjoys. Offering a blend of advice ranging from travel hacking to smart banking, youll learn how to: * Avoid paying bank fees anywhere in the world * Earn thousands of free frequent flyer points * Find discount travel cards that can save on hostels, tours, and transportation * Get cheap (or free) plane tickets Whether its a two-week, two-month, or two-year trip, Nomadic Matt shows you how to stretch your money further so you can travel cheaper, smarter, and longer.
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