Category Archives: Travel

The Albert N'Yanza, great Basin of the Nile, and

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While on Inishbofin, we stay at a small, family-run hostel in multi-bedded rooms. This is a new and fruitful area of enquiry that opens up newer avenues of research into travel writing from the woman’s point of view. The fee varies by nationality/embassy; USD20 is common, although can be as high as USD63 (in Kuala Lumpur). Also, it's often cheaper to make your car rental reservations on line when you book your airfare. The best travel writers around in the English-speaking world include Jonathan Raban, Paul Theroux and Colin Thubron.

Home & Dry in France (Mill of the Flea)

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Hundreds of Publications Need New Travel Writers… So Why Not You? Almost every successful blog I can think of in any niche has a name and a personality behind it. Sorry, the payment type chosen is invalid for this event. Publishers that used to have unbendable “no freebies” rules have back-pedaled out of respect for the current freelance reality of vanishing opportunities and cratering fees, though sometimes disappointingly without due transparency. “I had to yank a story I’d landed with [BIG NAME OUTLET] because after I landed it, I asked for press support.

Letting Go (Bright Young Things)

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Beautifully preserved gilded temples with their attendant orange-robed monks mold almost seamlessly with traditional wooden Lao houses and grand properties from the French colonial era. Must have 3-5 years of investment product marketing experience. Cards with strong "rack impact" will stand out to consumers. On a trip up Namsan Mountain to Seoul Tower, you’ll thrill to the scope of this major Asian city.

Travel Tales Monthly: No. 5 NOV 2014

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This may lead to an increasing number of people turning to travel agents to help filter through the options and give personal recommendations. To be honest, I quit my job because I needed to quit my job and spending more time on my blog was something that I did for a while as I burned through my savings. In bad moments I write, and usually end up feeling better. A feature using Peter's 2,000 mile walk across Turkey, retracing Alexander's route, to explore some of Turkey's greatest archaeological wonders.

Running Away to Home: Our Family's Journey to Croatia in

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He longed to get out of the small, cold town of Rigby and travel someplace that was different and would spark his interest. These likely represent the creme of the crop in paying opportunities for travel writers. I realize this is a Catch-22 for newbie writers, that you need a clip to get a clip. Identify each of these in a one-sentence summary. In my 30s I used to go to the gym even though I hated it. Carla was recently listed as one of The World’s 125 Most Inspiring Travelers.

Along the Ganges

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The idea is to get outside your comfort zone, and explore a different way of life or mode of thinking than the one you know. Vientiane seems to be malaria-free but not dengue fever-free. These included approaches emphasizing structured and detailed exploration such as the ‘Intensive Journals’advocated and explored by Ira Progoff (1975) and the more freeand organic forms examined under the heading of ‘new diaries’ by Tristine Rainer (1978, 2004).

Between Sea and Sahara: An Algerian Journal

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Because this is the first paragraph of your essay it is your opportunity to give the reader the best first impression possible. Use the two travel adverts above as examples. If you don’t have any pieces that you feel are appropriate for this exercise, if you want to try something a little different, or if you want to do more flash fiction writing exercises, here are a few projects you can tackle: Write a piece of flash fiction from scratch and try to keep it under 1000 words. Create two characters: one who is just like you (write yourself into the scene if you want) and one who is not like you at all.

Dawn on the Hills of Tʻang

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TRAVEL WRITING CLASSES – Travel writing, Food writing and Wine writing are some of the most appealing genres of nonfiction, calling on all of an author’s skills—dramatic scenes, character sketches, concrete detail, point of view, scene by scene construction—to compose compelling, engaging travel narratives. So grab some notebooks, pens and a camera and let’s give travel writing a shot. If so, you're thinking like a travel writer. Which ones of all the above do you usually read and why?

How the English Made the Alps

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To a great degree, these twin forces have shaped the world in which we live and which we struggle to comprehend. Inventor Thomas Alva Edison once said: "Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration." I have one, and it’s produced good clean prints. Only the parkland and garden belong to the National Trust, but the "Strawberry Gothic" style Sheffield Park House still exists (it is now private apartments). The blogs that attract the most readers are the ones with frequent updates.

The Olive Tree: A Personal Journey Through Mediterranean

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If you don’t have time to read all of these authors, stick to Chekhov. Too bad there are no bunk rooms in Congress. Looking for feedback on a travel story you’ve already written? Watch for details and announcements on this blog soon. How to look like a pro, even when you’re not … Plus, with our inside connections in Seoul, you’ll also get … "Thanks to our workshop instructors for their effective training and encouragement. For example, a travel agent could be trained to work with a reservation system used by several airlines.