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]
10 Ways You Can Improve Your Writing
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]
How I Became a Full Time Travel Writer
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]
8 Tips to Becoming a Travel Writer
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.
Musings on the Difference Between Bloggers & Journalists
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.
Zero to Travel: How to Get Paid to Travel as a Freelance Writer
Recently, I was interviewed by Jason of the Zero to Travel podcast for an episode on how one gets paid to freelance write and how to start a travel blog. If you have ever pondered these questions yourself, than take a listen to this episode where I not only share my experiences but also my secrets to getting paid to see the world, reviewing hotels and running The Pin the Map Project.