Monthly Archives: August 2008

Job Lead: and

Looking to add to your online portfolio? Then check out this lead from and The Rundown: Using a GPS unit, ride, hike and run local trails and routes in your area and national parks. Upload the tracks online, add photos, video clips, points of interest and a short […]

Interview: David Miller

Anyone that’s familiar with the online travel writing world will know the name Matador Travel. That’s right, it’s the networking site for us travel lovers that have a desire to write about all of our adventures. I had the opportunity to catch up with Matador’s Editor David Miller about working, […]

Wise words from Jonathan Lorie

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 […]

Job Lead: Frommer’s volunteer vacations guide

Are you a writer that’s stoked on helping out the communities you travel in? Can’t get enough of organic WOOF farming? Love to write about doing it? Then this job just might be for you. John Wiley & Sons Canada is looking for a professional journalist/travel writer to pen an […]

Hi, My Name Is Tim, And I Am An Alcoholic

Okay not really, but if the expense account is big enough…. Last night while smashed up against the uber-fit writing crowd of Boulder, Colorado (read: I just ran a marathon and decided to swim a mile to cool down), I kept hearing the theme of online journalism popping up. Now […]

Travellers’ Tales Announce Three Break-through Master Classes

To continue the theme of Abha’s latest post, there’s lots to gain from one of Travellers’ Tales Travel Writing and Photography workshops; even if you’ve already nailed some paid commissions. They offer practice, practice and more practice, professional and peer appraisals and the chance to add a few more industry […]

Market Lead: World Swirl Press

Travel writer Erik Trinidad is putting together a guide and anthology under a micropublishing venture, World Swirl Press. They are looking for contributors with narrative and service-y pieces about travel scams – pickpocket scams, bait and switches, frauds, false accusations…1,000 words or less. Right now there isn’t a whole lot […]