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5 Tips for Aspiring Travel Writers

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Learning travel writing combines adventure, fun, and hard workEver dream of being a travel writer? We understand here at the Traveler. We love reading travel adventure and seeing the world through another person’s insightful gaze. Sometimes we just like hearing about a cool new place to visit.

Since  we started the Traveler back in 2001, we’ve enjoyed giving new writers their first clips and developing long term relationships with many of them.

But even a publication like the Traveler that seeks out new writers can’t publish most of stories submitted for consideration. As much as we’d like to give everyone a chance, we can’t. Frankly, too many aspiring writers don’t follow some basic fundamentals for approaching editors. Here are some starter tips for getting your travel writing foot in the door:

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The Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop

The Ultimate Travel Writer's Workshop in Denver

Denver, July 23 – 25, 2009

I’ve had the pleasure of being a speaker at several of these travel writing workshops. It’s always a pleasure to work both with the students and with the AWAI staff, most of whom I consider good friends, and some of the most talented writers and teachers of ever met. The most rewarding part is when I see students succeed. This isn’t some “lost weekend” of boring talks that lead nowhere. If you have the desire, this workshop can be the start of a new career.
-Tom Schueneman, editor of The Traveler and

Invest in one long weekend next summer… and six months from then you could be earning extra income while you travel the world… meet new people… and enjoy the freedom and independence of a travel writer’s life…

Over Three Power-Packed Days, you’ll…

Learn the secrets of writing travel articles you can sell from a group of the best editors and writers in the business…

  • Discover little-known techniques travel writers use to land concert tickets… meals… vacations… and more… without paying a dime…
  • Walk away with a short publishable article in hand… and the contact information for editors we know who are happy to work with you, even if you’ve never sold a story before…
  • See for yourself, how you can have the time, adventure, and freedom you’re looking for as a freelance travel writer…

Get more details about this event, or contact the AWAI Travel Division office toll-free at (866) 415-1425 or email: lori [at] (let them know Tom from TouristTravel sent you).

Reserve your seat before June 19, 2009 and you’ll save $300 with their Early Bird Discount.