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Join Us for Free Travel Writing Lessons on Blogging for Tourism Boards and Perfecting Your Pitch

In the two years since we began running regular one-hour travel writing classes, we’ve covered more than 80 topics, including:

  • how to land free trips
  • how to get paid really, really well for your writing
  • how to get on magazine editors’ good sides
  • how to navigate every step of the process to land travel content marketing work, including phone calls and proposals
  • how to keep your hourly rate down so your bank account goes up
  • how to get work done on the road
  • how to write, step-by-step, 15 different types of travel articles
  • how to land guidebook and other traditional publishing deals

You can grab access to all of our past webinars (and a ton of other resources you can’t find anywhere else) with a subscription to our Dream Buffet or grab them one-by-one when you need them in our On-Demand Webinar Library for a set with the video, audio, transcript, and slides.

But we also air a free replay of one of our travel writing classes each and every weekday.

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How to Pitch Five Magazines Looking for Road Trip Essays

Welcome to the Friday Freebie Five, a new weekly feature on Dream of Travel Writing’s Six Figure Travel Writer blog.

Each week, we comb our Travel Magazine Database to bring you five magazine sections open to freelancers around a theme–front-of-book trend pieces, long-form first-person features, short narrative postcards–to inspire your pitches.

Australian Geographic

“Road Trips” covers driving adventures in the country in about 2,000 words. Articles are written in a second-person style as the writer gives readers tips and advice for taking the trip themselves. There are multiple sidebars which gives more details on the route, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get there. There’s also often a final sidebar which gives two alternative driving adventures. A recent example includes “Northern Exposure” which describes a round trip on the Gibb River Road in Kimberley with information on what expect and how to navigate the route.

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Join Us for Free Travel Writing Lessons on How to Take Control and Succeed as a Freelance Travel Writer

In the two years since we began running regular one-hour travel writing classes, we’ve covered more than 80 topics, including:

  • how to land free trips
  • how to get paid really, really well for your writing
  • how to get on magazine editors’ good sides
  • how to navigate every step of the process to land travel content marketing work, including phone calls and proposals
  • how to keep your hourly rate down so your bank account goes up
  • how to get work done on the road
  • how to write, step-by-step, 15 different types of travel articles
  • how to land guidebook and other traditional publishing deals

You can grab access to all of our past webinars (and a ton of other resources you can’t find anywhere else) with a subscription to our Dream Buffet or grab them one-by-one when you need them in our On-Demand Webinar Library for a set with the video, audio, transcript, and slides.

But we also air a free replay of one of our travel writing classes each and every weekday.

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How to Pitch Five Magazines Looking for City Profiles

Welcome to the Friday Freebie Five, a new weekly feature on Dream of Travel Writing’s Six Figure Travel Writer blog.

Each week, we comb our Travel Magazine Database to bring you five magazine sections open to freelancers around a theme–front-of-book trend pieces, long-form first-person features, short narrative postcards–to inspire your pitches.

Voyeur

“Take a Detour” is an 800-word article covering a different destination each issue either in Australia or in the Virgin Australia flight network. In third person, the article covers what readers can see and do in the area plus recommendations for where to stay, shop, and eat. The sidebar “Details” accompanies the article which gives more information on any businesses mentioned such as the address, phone number, and website. Examples for this section include “Booked Up,” covering the annual writing festival in Byron Bay and where to eat, shop, stay when visiting, “Water Colours,” about the lesser-known islands in Venice and what to see, do, and eat while there, and “The Powder Room,” about Wanaka, New Zealand, and the winter sports activities you can do there.

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How to Pitch Five Magazines Looking for Profiles of Interesting People (Edition II)

Welcome to the Friday Freebie Five, a new weekly feature on Dream of Travel Writing’s Six Figure Travel Writer blog.

Each week, we comb our Travel Magazine Database to bring you five magazine sections open to freelancers around a theme–front-of-book trend pieces, long-form first-person features, short narrative postcards–to inspire your pitches.

Robb Report (US)

“Source File” profiles an interesting person, often one working in the luxury or fashion industries. There’s a 100-word third-person introduction, covering what they do, followed by a 400-word article. This is written in a first-person as-told-to style and could cover their favorite places to visit worldwide, more in the industry they work in, or anecdotes from their childhood and any future plans. Examples include “Eve of the Beholder,” profiling Paola Russo, founder of boutique Just One Eye, “Driven to Discover,” about Pierre Lagrange, owner of fashion brand Huntsman, and “Forecasting Time,” profiling Hamilton Powell, founder of Crown & Caliber.

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We’re Wrapping Up Our Book Prizes–One More Week to Win!

Everyone on our team, from my co-author Vanessa Gibbs, who also manages our Travel Magazine Database, to pulling in others to help with our book covers, layout, editing, proofreading and research, has been all hands on deck to get these puppies ready to see the sun in the last several weeks.

And so many of you have been integral to helping us in that work as well, and, first off, I want to thank you so much for weighing in and letting us know what direction you want these books to go in and how to make them most helpful to you and other writers like now.

Now, it’s the last week of our giveaways to thank you for helping us choose the content for our new books. We’ve got two more sections of 101 Things You Need to Know to Make it as a Travel Writer (that’s the final title! check out more on the here) to finalize:

  1. Travel content marketing writing
  2. Working with editors.

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How to Pitch Five Magazines Looking for Celebrity Interviews

Welcome to the Friday Freebie Five, a new weekly feature on Dream of Travel Writing’s Six Figure Travel Writer blog.

Each week, we comb our Travel Magazine Database to bring you five magazine sections open to freelancers around a theme–front-of-book trend pieces, long-form first-person features, short narrative postcards–to inspire your pitches.

Hemispheres

“The Hemi Q&A” takes the form of an interview with a celebrity. There is an introduction of about 200 words, which covers what the celebrity is best known for in third person. This is then followed by a structured Q&A with questions covering the celebrity’s career and any new projects. Articles range from 2,000 to 2,500 words long. Recent interviewees include anchorman Dan Rather, screenwriter and director Aaron Sorkin, and actor John Lithgow.

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Now Announcing: The Final Titles of Our New Books Debuting This Spring (And A Cover Sneak Peak!)

We are so thankful to all of those who helped us to finalize the titles and covers of our two new books debuting this spring!

One of the interesting things that we noticed when reviewing the survey results was that in some cases, there wasn’t an obvious winner on one count or another, but there was a clear display of the direction people wanted to take things in.

As a result, for the covers of one of our books, we’ve taken a slight detour back to the drawing board to consider some new choices in line with what people seemed most excited about, and we have a very exciting new cover that we’re working on for that and jazzed about presenting to you very soon.

In the meantime, I’m very pleased to announce the final titles of our new books and share more about what they will cover and contain!

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How to Pitch Five Magazines Looking for Essay Pieces (Edition II)

Welcome to the Friday Freebie Five, a new weekly feature on Dream of Travel Writing’s Six Figure Travel Writer blog.

Each week, we comb our Travel Magazine Database to bring you five magazine sections open to freelancers around a theme–front-of-book trend pieces, long-form first-person features, short narrative postcards–to inspire your pitches.

Our State: Celebrating North Carolina

The personal essay that starts the “Classics” section is about 600 words in length and offers a glimpse into southern tradition and lifestyle. Recently published titles include “Supper vs. Dinner,” indicating the difference between the two and determining what, when, and where to eat, and “Cast-Iron Keepsake,” the story of a well-seasoned skillet passed down through generations.

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Join Us For Free Travel Writing Lessons on Travel Trade Magazines and How to Pitch Them

In the two years since we began running regular one-hour travel writing classes, we’ve covered more than 80 topics, including:

  • how to land free trips
  • how to get paid really, really well for your writing
  • how to get on magazine editors’ good sides
  • how to navigate every step of the process to land travel content marketing work, including phone calls and proposals
  • how to keep your hourly rate down so your bank account goes up
  • how to get work done on the road
  • how to write, step-by-step, 15 different types of travel articles
  • how to land guidebook and other traditional publishing deals

You can grab access to all of our past webinars (and a ton of other resources you can’t find anywhere else) with a subscription to our Dream Buffet or grab them one-by-one when you need them in our On-Demand Webinar Library for a set with the video, audio, transcript, and slides.

But we also air a free replay of one of our travel writing classes each and every weekday.

Read More