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Nellie Bly’s Round the World Journey — 125th Anniversary

In an earlier post, I wrote about Nellie Bly, the pioneering American journalist who broke all records for Victorian era around-the-world travel with her 72-day global trek by land and sea. Now, the Royal Geographic Society has registered an expedition … Continue reading

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10 Travel Writing and Photography Contest Opportunities

1.  Read the entry rules for the Saga Travel Writing Competition carefully.  Writers must be age 50 and older. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-competitions/10957273/Away-With-Words-Saga-travel-writing-competition.html Deadline: August 15, 2014. 2.  Stone Canoe Literary Essay competition. http://stonecanoejournal.org/submit.html Deadline: July 31, 2014. Author must have connection to upstate New … Continue reading

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Motivation to Dream (and Act) as a Travel Writer

Personal desire is the best motivator for exploring and writing about a place.  After all, if you want to be there — if you’re truly interested and engaged — you’ve a better chance of communicating  your experiences.  Care about the places … Continue reading

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Race Around the World in 1889: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland

Here’s a book about adventure travel that I thoroughly enjoyed  — terrific read, thrilling trip, adventurous women — what more could one want!  Eighty Days takes its title from Jules Verne‘s serialized novel Around the World in Eighty Days, published in book … Continue reading

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15 Travel + Memoir Writing Contests

Travel Writer’s Awards and Contests The Guardian (UK) Travel Writing Competition – for amateur travel writers We Said Go Travel Writing Contest WanderWomen Travel Writing Contest – Wanderlust and Lipstick Fish Publishing Short Memoir Writing Contest Safari Bucket List Travel Writer … Continue reading

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Tip for Writers :: Tracking Your Publications

Writers, do you police your byline? I was looking up various topics at the Library of Congress where you can rove through the electronic resources.  As usual, I also searched my byline in WorldCat. What did I find but a … Continue reading

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