How to take your travel photography from basic to fantastic!

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Guest Article by Marc William Joseph Hetu Take Better Travel Photos with these 5 tips There are many different situations one has to deal with in their travels. Often times, things are beyond your control. A plane is delayed, your luggage is in the wrong country, or a reservation gets lost, you never know what […]

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Hot Off The Press: New Release Travel Guides August 2017

Travel Guides Hot off the press

Each month I’m scrolling through the New Release Travel Guides on Amazon to see which Traditionally & Indie published guides have hit the marketplace. I also provide my commentary about branding and design so you can get best practice tips and advice for your own travel guide.

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How to Write your Travel Guide Book 1: Plan It

How to Write A Travel Guide Series cover Jay Artale 4 part series

In the first book in my “How to Write a Travel Guide” series I’m going to focus entirely on the Planning Process. You may be tempted to skip this planningstep and dive straight into the writing phase, but the more time you spend on this initial planning phase will benefit you in the long-run. As an […]

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September 5, 2017

Digital Nomad Interview with Christian Cappello, Social Media Manager for the #ConsumelessMed project

Consumeless Med Project group

If you’re a digital nomad who wants to pursue your filmmaking dreams, Armando Costantino offers inspiration and advice to taking that next step.

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Author Interview with Travel Writer Emma Higgins from Gotta Keep Movin’

Emma Higgins

In an era besieged by travel bloggers and travel writers trying to make a name for themselves by identifying a travel niche and working hard to establish themselves as a subject matter experts, I was excited to see the approach fellow Brit and Travel Writer, Emma Higgins is taking.

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These NatGeo Traveller Competition Winners can improve your travel writing

National Geographic Traveller Travel Writing Tips

Great read for Travel Writing Tips: Nat Geo Traveller (UK) recently announced their travel writing competition winners. The challenge was to write a focused piece of 500 words that captured the essence of a destination alongside National Geographic Traveller’s defining features: immersive travel and authentic storytelling.

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How to Land House Sits in Exotic Hot Spots

Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph from Blogging from Paradise Do you want to live rent-free in Fiji for 4 months? How about living at a football field sized villa in Bali for 6 months without paying a dime for rent? My wife Kelli and I are digital nomads who have landed house sits in some of the world’s most exotic, tropical hot […]

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Introduction to my How to Write a Travel Guide Series

How to Write A Travel Guide Series cover Jay Artale 4 part series

I’m currently working on BOOK ONE is a series of four books to help streamline your Travel Guide writing process. Whether you are a part-time or full-time author, your time is precious, so my writing series is targeted at travel writers and travel bloggers who want to write and publish their own travel guides, and these books will help speed up the process by demystifying the steps involved.

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Book Review of Jennifer Barclay’s Memoir: Falling In Honey

Jennifer Barclay

The full title of this book should really be “Falling in Honey after a couple of Lemons: Jen’s bitter-sweet adventure”. The book is a series of sweet moments, that runs through your fingers. There’s no great emotional climax in the story – but there’s enough pace to keep you vested in the outcome.

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Author Interview with Travel Writer & Editor Edie Jarolim

Austin Book Woman Amy and book Edie Jarolim

Birds of a Feather welcomes Edie Jarolim to the nest For nearly 25 years, Edie was a guidebook editor in New York (Random House, Simon & Schuster) and London (Rough Guides) and then a freelance travel writer based in Tucson Arizona. She wrote three three guidebooks and updated many others, and has just self-published “Getting […]

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I’m co-hosting the Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon Broadcast with Michael La Ronn

Beginners Self Publishing Salon Watch Now

Each month I’m joining forces with fellow indie author Michael La Ronn to co-host a new self-publishing show that’s part of the Alliance of Independent Authors’ weekly broadcast schedule. Here’s our first show about Writing Tools, Styles, and Challenges.

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Author Interview with Travel Writer Jody Robbins from Travels With Baggage

Jody Robbins at Canopee Lit

Birds of a Feather welcomes Jody Robbins to the nest Jody Robbins has built a vibrant author platform around her “Travels with Baggage” brand. Her website combines Travel, Food, Parenting, Style, and Health & Wellness, and in addition to raising a family and traveling frequently she also loves trying new things. Her latest endeavor is […]

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Book Review of Jack Scott’s Travel Guide: Postcards from the Ege

Postcards from the Ege which takes the reader on a journey from Istanbul, and then follows the Aegean coastline of Turkey, to the Mediterranean shores of Antalya. Along the way Jack sends us postcards to introduce us to Izmir, Ephesus, and the Bodrum Peninsula, among many other modern day and historical locations.

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How Toastmasters International helped my public speaking skills

Del Rey Toastmasters International

I was googling my name to find old guest articles to add to my online Press and Media kit, and I came across photos of my inauguration as the new President of the Del Rey Toastmasters Group. Me becoming President Props to Toastmasters I’d filed this phase of my career away in my memory banks, and […]

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