Many aspiring travel or lifestyle writers view press trips as a great way to visit new, exotic and otherwise un-affordable destinations for free. In reality, although there are some obvious perks associated with this type of travel, press trips are hard and exhausting WORK. Furthermore, despite widely publicized protests from the writing community at large, dozens of high-profile publications will not work with writers who accept perks. Read more →
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Have Dog. Will travel.
Slovenia has a new take on the expression “lord of the castle”. In conjunction with Pets Dialog, a lucky blogger and their “best friend” stands to win an opportunity of a lifetime: a job as the caretaker of a breathtaking Slovenian castle (in Bled) plus 100,000 euros.
Travel writers, both aspiring and experienced, are finding themselves in need of extra help to land those ever-so elusive assignments. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the writing occupation is predicted to be one of the slowest growing — due in part to the strong competition for well-paying jobs.
Today’s travel writers are not only expected to be skillful at their craft, but also proficient at researching, editing and marketing to survive. Luckily, if you’re willing to put in some time to develop new skills, there are plenty of tools available to get you motivated and ready to compete with the best of them! Read more →
Prague has an enchanting ‘old-world’ charm that entices travelers worldwide to visit. It boasts a stunning 9th century castle, a number of historic bridges and the serene Vltava River. The old town is surrounded by postcard-perfect winding streets, squares and cathedrals – a sharp contrast from the modern art, high-end restaurants and nightlife scene also prominent in this active city.
I have personally been to Prague twice before, but the short time spent there both times left me with a desire to come back again. I remember taking long walks along the river, exploring the castle and enjoying a fantastic tasting beer in the lively Wenceslas Square – made all the better by the inexpensive price. Even though it was only for a few days, I rented an apartment much like the wide assortment offered by Go with Oh , which made everything a little more authentic to me every time I searched in my pocket for the keys. “I live in Prague”, I would imagine with a dreamy smile.