This past weekend I spoke at The New York Times Travel Show during the ‘Meet the Experts’ session. What this basically means, is I had a table with a nifty name tag and my topic (tips on ditching the ‘9 to 5’ to pursue blogging or travel writing) and people would stop by for… [Read More]
A while ago, I came across an article that touted the differences between how men and women approach travel writing. Before reading this article, it had never occurred to me that there was any difference between the Bill Brysons and Elizabeth Gilberts of the world. For me, travel writing always seems to fall into three… [Read More]
Becoming a Travel Editor was always a dream of mine since I graduated journalism school a few years ago; so when the time came to hold my own newly minted “Travel Editor” business card, I was practically cartwheeling down the streets of New York to my office. Being a Travel Editor these last… [Read More]
It has been almost four months since I’ve joined Culture Trip as Travel Editor. Since then, I have written often about the subtle differences in running a travel section of a website vs. playing editor of my own blog. I can now speak with some confidence to what it takes to get published on a website…. [Read More]
It’s my 3rd week as Travel Editor of The Culture Trip so I figured it’s as good a time as any to check in and share my thoughts of my new role. In my recent post about my triumphant return to the office, I couldn’t help but gush about my new job and how my… [Read More]
I kicked off the new year by driving home to Virginia from Miami and spending all of 24 hours in my apartment before cramming myself into my Corolla again. My holiday revelry had ended. Half a day later, I was in Knoxville, Tennessee for the first time in my life. But I wasn’t there… [Read More]
Two years ago, my life looked very different–I was very different. I was living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and working at a global advertising firm, slowly climbing my way up the corporate ladder. I had all the trappings of a seemingly successful adult life: a 401k, company benefits, a good job, a… [Read More]
Even with a degree in journalism and a travel writing course at MatadorU under my belt, I am always learning new tricks when it comes to pitching editors, networking with other travelers and getting published. Here, I share my best tips on breaking into the wonderfully unpredictable, inspiring and beautiful world of travel writing.
In an age where journalism has been whittled down to top 10 lists and meme heavy “articles,” it can be tricky to draw a line in the sand between a formal journalist and a blogger. As someone holding both a journalism degree and Wordpress blog, in my opinion the difference between the two titles comes down to this: creative freedom.