Tue, 9 December 2014
This week on the Zero To Travel Podcast, award winning travel journalist Jayme Moye shares everything you need to know about breaking into the travel writing industry, getting published and building a dream career.
Jayme Moye is an accomplished professional travel writer who has won multiple awards and written hundreds of articles for over 50 different publications, including National Geographic and Men’s Journal.
Jayme doesn't hold back in this interview. She spills every industry tip and secret you need to succeed. You'll learn exactly how to get started (even with no experience) and pitch articles like a pro. Give it a listen now and you'll learn:
Exactly how to get started as an unpublished writer with no experience
Listen to the travel podcast interview now by hitting play on the bar above. You can also Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes.
Here are a few key points covered in this interview:
So let’s begin with a simple and straightforward piece of advice.
Specifically, read whatever it is that you want to be published in. The better understanding you have of the publication you’re wishing to be a part of, the more likely you’ll be able to create something fitting and desirable.
It’s also a good idea to pay close attention to which section of the magazine you’re aiming for, as well as how the magazine is structured overall. Many magazines are structured similarly with regard to their recurring departments and feature articles, so as you start to recognize the structure of one, others will become easier to breakdown too.
Once you’ve got a destination for a pitch in mind, it’s time to consider the angle you’ll be pitching from. Is the story you’ve got in mind new or a novelty? Is it feature-worthy, or better suited to a specific section of the magazine? If it’s the latter, it’s important to gather information on who the editor is for that specific section. In fact, having a specific editor to contact is always a vital part of the pitching process.
Because the editor you’re writing for will be critical in determining the direction your story takes.
The editor knows better than any other person what the audience of the magazine likes and what aspects of the story will need to be up or downplayed, which is exactly why their input is so critical before you put pen to page.
But how do you make an effective pitch?
Format is everything, and in fact a universally accepted format does exist that will propel you 98% ahead of the crowd if you use it. This ideal format consists of:
✓ Including the word “pitch” in the subject line, directly followed by the story subject (for example “Pitch: The Science Behind Polar Migrations.”)
Tue, 2 December 2014
What is it like to hop in a Land Rover and drive from Europe to India?
On a recent trip to Nepal, I was slowly wandering back on a lakeside trail from a hike near the town of Pokhara when I ran into Niels and Anna, a lovely German couple.
The first thing I noticed, even before their charming smiles, was "The Dude."
Who is the dude?
This badass car is the dude!
The friendly couple were partway through an epic Land Rover overland adventure, peeling out of their home town in Germany just a few months ago and slowly making their way to India.
Immediately, the questions came pouring into my head:
What is it like to drive through the middle east?
How long does it take to plan a trip like this?
What is life like on the road?
Later in the evening we sat down for a pizza and I unloaded my brain full of questions in a very fun podcast interview. Give it a listen now by hitting play on the bar above.
How a Land Rover overland trip differs from a typical backpacking experience
Are you ready to travel overland?
Independent Travel Gold Overland Podcast
Lonely Planet Thorn Tree Forum
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Tue, 25 November 2014
Rob Greenfield is an amazing purposeful adventurer, environmental activist and master moneyless traveler.
Keep your backpack nearby, after hearing Rob in this thoughtful travel podcast interview you might just dash out the front door and have your own "adventure in simple living."
How simple living makes moneyless travel possible
Resources From This Show
Photo from Rob's Website
My 1st interview with Rob
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Tue, 11 November 2014
Erik Weihenmayer is a living legend.
Since going blind at the age of 13, the accomplished mountaineer, adventurer and athlete has also completed such feats as climbing the 7 summits including Mt. Everest, finishing Primal Quest, the most grueling adventure races on earth, and a slew of other amazing climbing, cycling, flying and kayaking feats.
The father of 2 is also an author of 2 books ‘Touch The Top of The World – A Blind Man’s Journey To Climb Further Than The Eye Can See” and “The Adversity Advantage – Turning Everyday Struggles Into Everyday Greatness”
In this travel podcast Erik shares the story behind his latest unbelievable adventure, solo kayaking 277 miles down the Grand Canyon with his partner, Navy Veteran and fellow blind adventurer Lonnie Bedwell.
You don't want to miss this one. Hit play and listen to the interview now.
Resources From The Show
No Barriers USA
Voices For Vets
photo courtesy of Kayaking Blind
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Tue, 4 November 2014
My business partner Travis Sherry and I share the challenges and pitfalls that surround the location independent and digital nomad lifestyle.
We also announce our amazing new project, a real community where you can connect with other like minded people building, sustaining and growing their location independent lives.
Learn more about our new community Location Indie.
In this travel podcast you'll get an inside look at our personal struggles and the daily challenges that pop up when you are running a location independent business while traveling the world.
Resources From This Show
Tue, 28 October 2014
Want to learn a variety of amazing travel skills in one short travel podcast episode?
Then you'll love our new series: Travel Tactics
Benny Lewis, a national geographic traveler of the year, helps us learn how to speak a new language from Day 1.
Travel lover Wandering Earl's Book. If you are interested in this book and click on the image you'll be directed to Wandering Earl's website which I highly recommend. When you decide to purchase the book through this affiliate link you'll be supporting the podcast at no cost to you. Thanks!" target="_blank">Wandering Earl sets the foundation for living a life of travel.
Plus, travel tech superstar Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters and I debate apple vs. pc and discuss which laptop to bring when you travel long term.
Resources Mentioned In This Show
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Fluent In 3 Months International Best Selling Book by Benny Lewis
Hammocks & Hard Drives by Dave Dean
Fri, 24 October 2014
In our last travel podcast episode of the trekking week series, three special guests share their advice and even mishaps from some of the best treks in the world.
Travis Sherry talks about getting dragged up Mt. Fuji by his wife.
Stephanie Zito gives us an overview on planing a trip up My. Kilimanjaro and what is it like to celebrate christmas at the top.
My wife Anne Dorthe shares an alternative to the Inca Trail that is less crowded but no less beautiful. It's an inside look at what it's like to walk on the Lares Trek to the stunning ruins of Machu Picchu in the sacred valley of the Peruvian Andes.
Trav and Heather on Summit of Mt. Fuji
Cover photo: Anne Dorthe at Machu Picchu
Thu, 23 October 2014
Walking 3000km along the Te Araroa may be the grandest adventure that New Zealand has to offer.
What's it like to walk across the entire country?
Experienced thru-hiker Mike Vacek shares his story, and what it is like to live life on the trail.
Mike is also part of a small percentage of hikers who has completed the triple crown, the big 3 distance trails in the USA. He's also walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain and countless other trails.
In this exciting travel podcast interview you'll learn:
What it's like to hike the entire Te Araroa trail
Resources from the show
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Wed, 22 October 2014
Packing is an art unto itself, packing for an extended walking trip brings it's own set of unique challenges.
If trekking, or multi-day hiking, is going to be part of your next trip then it's good to come prepared.
But not, over prepared.
This travel podcast episode will teach you the basic logistics surrounding trekking, what to expect and how just a few pieces of key gear can make the difference between life and death, or simply comfort and misery.
Remember the golden rule of packing: "If you forgot it, you can buy it."
When you can't!
Don't let anything slip your mind, give this travel podcast a listen and you'll learn:
How to pack when trekking is just a small part of this trip.
Listen To Other Episodes On Trekking
Trekking In Patagonia Travel Podcast
The 10 Essentials
How To Choose The Right Backpack Travel Podcast With Myself and Travis
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Tue, 21 October 2014
If you've been thinking about trekking in patagonia, this is the travel podcast for you my friend!
It's trekking week on the Zero To Travel podcast, and this episode has everything you need to know to go on an adventure trekking in Patagonia.
I answer common questions like:
it hard to go trekking in Patagonia as an independent traveler? Do i need a guide?
In one short episode you'll learn the answer to these question plus:
The #1 reason to visit Argentina
Want more trekking? Check out the Ultimate Guide To Trekking Logistics episode which provides a full overview of everything you need for an international trekking adventure.
Inside a Refugio
Torres Del Paine National Park "W Trek"
Perito Moreno Glacier
Summit of Volcan Lannin
Just Another View Trekking In Patagonia
Trekking In Patagonia Resources:
About Los Glaciers National Park
About Siete Lagus Route - Patagonia
Booking refugios for Torres Del Paine