The Six-Figure Travel Writer

SNEAK PEEK: How to Pitch “Adventure Travel” Magazine — An Excerpt from Our New Book

All this week, we’re offering sneak peeks from our new book 101 Magazines That Need Travel Articles. Each day, you’ll get the full text excerpt of the coverage from one magazine featured in our book, including the “Editor’s note” exclusive to our print edition, along with all of the detailed magazine breakdown and how-to-pitch data you’ll find for each magazine we cover in the new book and our online, searchable Travel Magazine Database.

This UK-based consumer magazine focuses on outdoor activities in adventurous locations.

Editor’s note: I’m always surprised how many U.S.-based writers who consider themselves specialists in adventure travel don’t realize there is a (or pitch to the) magazine literally named for the field. When it comes to psyching yourself up that your pitches will wither among heaps of other better ones in an editor’s inbox, never underestimate the fact that most freelancers simply do not take the time to make themselves aware of all of the markets available for their writing.

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“I’m nervous about speaking on the phone with a potential travel content writing client, what can I do?”

We’ve got a new book out, 101 Things You Need to Know to Make it as a Travel Writer, that answers 101 questions that we hear from travel writers all the time that are holding them back from achieving their Dream of Travel Writing. To celebrate the new book, we’ll be tackling a new sticky travel-writing situation each Monday here on The Six-Figure Travel Writer blog.

“I’m nervous about speaking on the phone with a potential travel content writing client, what can I do?”

Before the call, get some talking points noted down such as why you’re on the call, how you found them, and how you can help.

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What Are the Next Big Steps for Your Travel Writing?

There is a reason we primarily offer in-person retreat events rather than online programs.

The results are simply so, so different.

Think about learning a language–you can go to Spanish classes for an hour one night a week for years. Or you can go to Spain and be surrounded by signs in Spanish, people speaking Spanish, and constant opportunities to put your skills to use.

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“I’ve found something interesting on a trip, but it’s not new, how can I pitch this as a travel article to a magazine?”

We’ve got a new book out, 101 Things You Need to Know to Make it as a Travel Writer, that answers 101 questions that we hear from travel writers all the time that are holding them back from achieving their Dream of Travel Writing. To celebrate the new book, we’ll be tackling a new sticky travel-writing situation each Monday here on The Six-Figure Travel Writer blog.

“I’ve found something interesting but it’s not new, how can I pitch this as a travel article to magazines?”

You can often find one thing on your trip which in itself is interesting but would be hard to pitch because it has been around for a while.

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Which Retreats Should We Schedule This Fall and Winter? (Win a Delightful Chocolate Gift Box!)

It was very much a coincidence that we came to own our retreat house in the Catskills right when Dream of Travel Writing and the Travel Magazine Database were getting off the ground.

Now, of course, I couldn’t imagine it any other way.

Having the opportunity to work intensively, in-person with writers on the issues that they are struggling with has completely transformed my ideas for how we can help writers.

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An Exclusive Sneak-Peak at Our Landmark Idea-to-Pitch Series

To catch our brand new webinar each week live, you need to be a member of our coaching or Dream Buffet programs, but as you may have already discovered, you can also catch one webinar for FREE from our archives each weekday at 5pm EST.

This coming week, in our free webinars for June, we’ve got something very special on the schedule…

…the very first chance to catch a landmark Idea-to-Pitch webinar series that we did anywhere outside of our coaching and Dream Buffet programs.

It’s not even available yet for purchase in our webinar library!

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An Important Public Service Announcement About Following Up on Your Freelance Pitches

This week, I wanted to take a minute for an important travel-writing public service announcement on following up with editors.

We’ve got a ton of things going on here at Dream of Travel Writing this week that you can read about on our blog, including the launch of 101 Things You Need to Know to Make it as a Travel Writing with a special offer for grabbing the book through us in advance of its listing on Amazon AND a way to grab a coupon for $100 off one of our retreats.

But this follow-up topic is not only near and dear to my heart because it is a such a big deal for writers, but as it seems like we are reaching a certain tipping point here that doesn’t have a good solution.

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The New Books are Coming! The New Books are Coming! — And a Special Holiday Flash Sale to Celebrate

Already ready already? Grab your launch special collection here.

Don’t forget. This special ends at 12am HST/3am PST/6am EST/11am BST/12pm CET/8pm ACT on Tuesday, May 28th.

Since we announced that we’re debuting two new books this spring, there have been a lot of ways to get special access to our resources:

  • We’ve selected 25 folks who helped us choose the magazine list for 101 Magazines Looking to Publish Your Travel Articles—And Everything You Need to Know to Pitch Them to win free copies of the book and a month in our Travel Magazine Database when the book comes out.
  • We’ve given five folks a week who help us choose the questions to answer in 101 Things You Need to Know to Make it as a Travel Writer to win free copies of the book and coupons for four webinars from our library.
  • We’ve even given out coaching calls to folks who helped us select the covers and titles or have entered every week and won more than once!

We could totally stop there. That’s a lot of resources to give away!

But we’re not done yet. 🙂

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Do You Thrive on Riding the Waves in Style? (Danny Meyer-style)

Quick note: We’re having a 36-hour flash sale on a special 20-part celebration package for our launch (it’s more than $500 of resources for just $99)! Learn more about what it includes and how to grab yours here.

For what I do, helping writers understand, come to terms with, and make the most of, the marketplace for travel writing today, it’s very important that I not only spend time with a diverse company of writers, to understand the issues in the industry today from many different viewpoints in terms of both background and experience, but also that I spend time with those on the other side of the desk—the editors and companies that hire writers.

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