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Job Lead: New travel website Trazzler.com

Date: September 20th, 2008 | 1 comment

Trazzler is a Tumblr-style new travel website that helps you decide where to go. It’s a new concept that gives you personalised, hand-picked travel options after analysing your travel history and even your personality traits. I recently wrote an intro on the site on Gadling, which you can read here.
As posted on Media Bistro, [read more]

Meet the Frugal Traveler in New York

Date: September 15th, 2008 | No Comments

Here are two chances to meet one of the most known travel-writers in the industry today: NY Times Frugal Traveler Matt Gross will be telling stories of his experience traveling around the world and writing.
1)What: A talk at Idlewild Books about the Grand Tour, literary travel, frugal travel and so on.
When: Thursday, September 18 at [read more]

Wise words from Jonathan Lorie

Date: August 22nd, 2008 | 2 comments

And as a follow up to last week’s post …
…I asked Jonathan Lorie, the director of Travellers’ Tales and ex-editor of Traveller magazine, a few questions.
How much of a traveller writer’s success depends upon their raw talent and how much comes from hard work, determination and practice?
“You don’t need to be a genius [read more]

Fall 2008: Be A National Geographic Correspondent

Date: May 19th, 2008 | 2 comments

“Glimpse” — National Geographic’s new print and online platform (urr…magazine?) is looking for people aged between 18-30 who plan to spend at least 10-weeks studying abroad from August 15-December 30, to report on their experiences.
Each correspondent will receive a $600 stipend and be assigned a professional editor to help them produce high quality, multimedia stories.
Key [read more]

Live Blogging Session: What Do Readers Want From A Travel Blog?

Date: April 14th, 2008 | 1 comment

An eternal question for those getting into travel-blogging. Folks over at Europe A La Carte blog will have a live-blogging session on this topic. A group of travel-bloggers (list not yet disclosed) will talk about their blogs and there will be an open forum for you to interact with them — questions, comments, what you [read more]

How Twitter Can Help You Get More Assignments

Date: September 18th, 2008 | 1 comment

Just this past week I got an interesting note from a very savvy and forward thinking PR professional.
Hi Tim,
I noticed your HARO request a few weeks back on new media resources available for travel writers and wanted to let you know that the PR team at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has created a presence on [read more]

The British Guild of Travel Writers launch NEW website

Date: August 29th, 2008 | No Comments

Founded in 1960, the British Guild of Travel Writers (BGTW) is an association of over 270 professional writers, editors, photographers, producers, radio and television presenters involved in the world of travel. You’ll find Guild members names in by-lines to articles featured everywhere throughout the British press, on imprint pages of countless guidebooks and increasingly [read more]

User-Generated Travel Book To Be Compiled On Facebook

Date: July 12th, 2008 | No Comments

Here’s travel-writing Web 2.0 taken to a new level: In conjunction with a company called iGo iWrite, if you are on Facebook (get an account immediatley if not!), you can now be part of an interactive travel community where you can submit stories, get feedback, and ultimately be published.
Whether you are a professional or an [read more]

Job Lead: Ghost Writer For Travel Book

Date: April 30th, 2008 | 1 comment

Pat and Cat Patterson have traveled 23,000 miles on bicycle, across 57 countries, over 4-years, and are currently looking for a ghost-writer to help them put together their travelogues for a book proposal.
The book is to have special focus towards Boomers as they hope to encourage (from their own example) “senior” people “get off their [read more]

What Travel-Writer Personality Are You?

Date: January 28th, 2008 | No Comments

For those of you who haven’t seen this already, Rucksack Wanderer Tim Patterson over at Brave New Traveler has come up with 6 most original travel-writer personalities:
-The Intrepid Monk
-The Epic Adventurer
-The Naked Introvert
-The Walking Party
-The Public Relations Professional
-The Guidebook Writer
Read and and have a giggle over the descriptions, he plays with numerous interesting characteristics of [read more]



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