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The Marketing hack I used to break into travel writing

Daunted by the masthead? Trying to break into magazines produced by a multi-pub conglomerate? You could literally spend days researching yourself silly before you finally click “send” on your LOI or query. Or you could try this shortcut: Email other

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No Impact Man, the movie

I just came back from a screening on No Impact Man. I read the book a while ago and loved it, and for once was not disappointed by a movie version. My big takeaway: no matter how low-impact or frugal

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Put your pics to work: 4 Ways to spice up your site with photos

Since going premium, I’ve been exploring LinkedIn’s groups more—especially ones where I can get an inside view on the industries I write for and about. I’m not exactly in every group’s industry. But marketing myself and writing about the green, travel

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Blogging Inspiration from the Silver Screen

The movie Out of Africa inspires my writing and blogging indirectly. Every time I see it I am reminded that there really is no substitute for lived experience. I’ll always write, but without rich memories of love and travel, adventure and food,

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The 3-1-1 on packing light for air travel

I love to travel. I also love it when my hair is cute. Until I discovered this nifty TSA-approved travel kit at the grocery store—the best ten bucks I’ve ever spent—I didn’t think I could have both. The kit comes

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Introducing the Story by Numbers Podcast….

Fellow Blogathon participant Maria Gajewski and I have joined up to make a little podcast we’re calling Story by Numbers:15-minute riffs on what it means to tell a good story, featuring world savers, bean counters, slow journalists, data geeks and wordsmiths. But

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Four cheap, green ways to research new magazine markets

It’s easy to spend a lot of time and money researching the magazines you want to pitch, especially when you’re first starting out. You feel like you need to read a million back issues cover to cover before you can

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