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The Simple Core of Most of Your Travel Writing Problems


Travel writing is a tricky profession.

I mean that very literally.

It’s not that it’s difficult to succeed at (contrary to popular belief–it’s dead simple to make a good living at if you follow the right steps). The problem is that it’s very easy to be tricked about the profession part of the equation.

In addition to working through our annual review series with all of our readers, I’m currently working with a new batch of coaching program members, and the beginning of that process inevitably begins the same way: intensely dissecting how they spend their “work” time.

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Free Daily Travel Writing Webinars for December


In honor of our first anniversary, we’ve launched an exciting new feature: You can now stream all of our past webinars–one each day–for free.

These webinars are only available at the times listed, live, but you can catch the replay in video, audio, and transcript form, along with the webinar slides, at any time in our on-demand webinar library.

Check out the full schedule of December’s webinars and register for your favorites below.

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Grab a Webinar from Our Library (Usually $19 each) On Us for Thanksgiving!


Every week, we offer a free, live, one-hour travel writing class.

But, since we’ve been at it for a year, there might be some that you’ve missed!

Want to get your hands on one of our past webinars…for FREE?

Fill in a quick, five-minute survey, and get a free package from our webinar library, where you can get each webinar as:

  • steamable and downloadable video
  • streamable and downloadable MP3 audio
  • full slide deck as image gallery or PDF download
  • full transcript viewable on-screen with infinite scroll or plain text
  • downloadable PDF transcript

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What Does Your Personal Mountain in the Path of Your Travel Writing Dreams Look Like?

If you’ve attended any of our events or webinars, you know that I don’t sugar coat things.

When people first start asking me to coaching them so they could achieve the same level of success with their travel writing income and choice of clients as I had, I embarked on a journey of inquiry that lasted for years and led to the 400 pages of The Six-Figure Travel Writing Map.

Aside from learning tips and tricks for excelling both as a freelancer and as a trace writer from the best of each world, one of the main things I did was have a lot of conversations with folks just like you.

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Is There a Way for You to Get Paid to Write the Exact Same Things You Write on Your Blog?

When you hear the term essay, similar to the even more antiquated concept of a “composition,” you likely think back to your school days more quickly than your bank account.

Especially if the phrase used is “personal essay,” which fills an alarming number of people with dread.

The thing is, many of you are incredibly acquainted, both as readers and as writers, with the personal essays, just under a different name: blog posts.

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Announcing an Exciting New Feature: FREE Daily Webinars as Dream of Travel Writing Turns 1!


Here at Dream of Travel Writing, we do so much that it’s easy to forget that we’ve only been doing it for a year!

Last November, we:

This November, we’re taking a moment to celebrate not just what we’ve done, but the amazing writers (and especially formerly non-travel writers who now are travel writers!) we have had the pleasure to work with this year.

It like an early Thanksgiving!

In honor of our first anniversary, we’re launching an exciting new feature: You can now stream all of our past webinars–one each day–for free.

These webinars are only available at the times listed, live, but you can catch the replay in video, audio, and transcript form, along with the webinar slides, at any time in our on-demand webinar library.

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Is Your Style Holding Your Travel Article Pitches Back? Part 2!


I don’t like to think of myself as a grammar geek. 

Before I left the 9-to-5 world to freelance, I had several jobs that required editing publications, from letter-length to book-length with lots of magazines and printed newsletters in between, but that type of work stopped sparking for me after a few years.

A lot of editors (the ones you really want to work in particular) get a really high from perfecting a piece of writing–taking what the write meant to say and making it indelibly clear for the reader.

When discussions of grammar and style arise among writers, it is very rarely with that same verve, that sparkle with which editors discuss it. And, more often than not, it’s because writers misunderstand its purpose.

A+ grammar and crystal clear style is not intended to drown out your voice or make your writing sound just like everything else out there.

Quite the opposite.

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Is Your Style Holding Your Travel Article Pitches Back?

Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash

I often find it quite comical that my job is (and was for several years even before I was a freelancer) to be a paid writer in English.

While I am a native English speaker, my degree is in Italian language and literature, and I had originally planned to become an Italian professor, so even when I started writing professionally in my pre-freelance full-time job, I didn’t immerse myself in the tenants of journalism, its writing style, or its specific stylistic rules.

Many of you tell me that you are in similar situations with your own transition to freelance travel writing. Your prior experience is in an area so divergent (science or technical writing, law, engineering and the like come up often) from mainstream journalism that you feel as if you’re coming from another language, even if it is English.

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A Simple Technique to Never Go Home Without the Shots You Need Again


It’s happened to all of us.

You go somewhere a.maze.ing.

You take *tons* of photos.

The light is even fantastic, even though the weather forecast was crap.

All in all you can’t believe your luck (because we all know how easy it is to plan a big day of shooting only to have it foiled by weather, equipment issues, construction, or an entirely unrelated personal emergency), and you are sure you have a memory card full of excellent shots to sell, use on social, and support an epic photo essay on your blog.

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