SATW: 60 Second Travel Writer #10 – Writing Tight

It seems like, increasingly, publications want shorter and shorter articles. Don’t let that throw you. I’m Westways Travel Editor Elizabeth Harryman, and here’s a 60-Second Travel Writer Tip.          You can write tight and bright by following a few rules: Use Active Voice: Don’t say, “My story was ruined by an editor.” Say: “An editor […]

SATW: 60 Second Travel Writer #9 – Using Quotations

Quotations are one of a writer’s most useful tools. I’m Westways Travel Editor Elizabeth Harryman, and here’s a 60-Second Travel Writer Tip.          Which of these two bits of text is more compelling: In Chesky Krumlov, a local guide in period dress gave us a tour of the town and explained that in the 18th century, […]

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Chicago’s Palmer House Hotel — Incredible History And A Historian

Ken Price, historian of Chicago’s Legendary Palmer House hotel,  joins Paul and Elizabeth in the hotel museum and chats about the remarkable history. With 145 years of history the hotel remains one of the legendary hotels in America. Ken talks about the famous and infamous and even tells how the hotel had the first vertical […]

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Key West Parties During Fantasy Fest Where Costumes Reign

Paul and Elizabeth chat with the new President and CEO of Fantasy Fest, Nadine Grossman Orr. She talks about taking Fantasy Fest to new artistic and creative levels. This year’s Fantasy Fest will feature such great events as the Zombie Bike Ride and a Pet Masquerade. Of course, there will always be the amazing costumes […]

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Lufthansa’s Remarkable Aid To Puerto Rico After Maria

Pat Foley, CEO of Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico, joins Paul to talk about the remarkable aid effort that Lufthansa has made following Hurricane Maria. He discusses Lufthansa’s role in Puerto Rico and the fact that their base there does skilled technical maintenance on planes. Since their hangar stood up to Maria, they were able to […]

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Key West Mayor Talks With Paul And Elizabeth

Key West Mayor Craig Cates chats with Paul and Elizabeth about why Key West is the world famous destination it is. They talk about ocean racing and the Cuban connection. Mayor Cates assures us that Key West is ready for visitors.    

SATW: 60 Second Travel Writer #8 – Using All The Senses

In your writing, use all the senses. I’m Westways Travel Editor Elizabeth Harryman, and here’s a 60-Second Travel Writer Tip.          Most writers are pretty good at describing what they see. But they often neglect to use the other senses. Describing how things taste, feel, sound, and smell can fill in the portrait you paint […]

SATW: 60 Second Travel Writer #7 – Reliable Sources

What are “reliable sources?” I’m Westways Travel Editor Elizabeth Harryman, and here’s a 60-Second Travel Writer Tip: When you research a topic, use accurate, trustworthy sources. If the tobacco industry funds a report on smoking, for example, the results might not be as reliable as a report done, say, by the American Medical Association.          […]

SATW: 60 Second Travel Writer #6 – Being Your Own Editor

Be your own editor. You can save yourself trouble and ingratiate yourself with your editor by taking some precautions before submitting your story. Here’s a 60-Second Travel Writer Tip from LA Times Travel Editor Catharine Hamm: –After you’ve finished your story, walk away for a couple of hours; then come back when you can look at […]

SATW: 60 Second Travel Writer #5 – Descriptors

The English language has millions of words – a veritable buffet. But like a buffet, sometimes we overindulge. Here’s a 60-Second Travel Writer Tip from LA Times Travel Editor Catharine Hamm: Strong verbs and nouns are keys to great prose. Adjectives and adverbs are not always your friends. If you’re writing about a jungle, there’s […]