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Taking hard criticism as a writer can be devastating, especially if there is nothing positive to ice the stinging pain. I do know how important it is and even necessary. Sometimes, it just takes time to get up after the blow and get back into the ring. Normally, I can take it pretty well. However, […]

Join Matador U to Advance Your Travel Writing Career

Is it that time again to reassess our life? The new year is just around the corner and the lingering pressure to create new goals weighs heavy.  It is just one of those things we decide to do each year around this time. A new start. A fresh beginning. And all that talk about second […]

Travel Writing 2.0

As I reignite my passion for travel writing, I find that I look at places in a different way.  The article writing I did in the past was lacking in passion and more factual.  Yawn.  On Suite 101, that was the style they were looking for – third person, objective, factual, blah.  Thankfully, things have […]

Acceptance into IFWTWA is My Good News

As I started focusing back into travel writing, I wanted to take it up a notch by joining a professional travel writing organization.  As I started to research associations to join, I looked at International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA).  IFWTWA is a non-profit organization that focuses on connecting journalists writing in the […]

Life in Colorado

It is funny how many people want to leave their state or country when it comes to traveling.  Often times, we overlook what is in our own backyard. I live in Colorado and I can literally see Pikes Peak from my own backyard.  Not just the peak sticking out from the roofs of houses and […]


Australia Through the Eyes of an Ordinary Man

I grew up as an eighties child, so one of my first memories of the land “down under” is a place where women glow and men plunder. Of course, at that time, I had no idea what Men at Work meant by that phrase. I’m not sure I even do now. Around that same time, […]