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Turn Your Vacation Into Freelance Gold

June 12, 2024, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm ET

Freelance Life, Personal, Travel Writing

Vacations are a great time to unwind and explore destinations near or far. They also offer an opportunity to find story ideas, even if you’re not a full-time travel writer. In this virtual education session, ASJA members Robin Catalano and Michele “Wojo” Wojciechowski, and Fodor’s editor Eva Morreale, will share their tips for how to find and pitch story ideas before or after you head out of town, and potentially earn a little coin to offset your expenses. Spoiler alert: It may change how you view your time away.

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Turn Your Vacation Into Freelance Gold

Robin Catalano

A specialist in coastal travel, the Northeastern U.S., conservation and preservation, food and craft beverages, and Spain, Robin Catalano is a travel journalist and the creator of OnceMoreToTheShore.com. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic, Travel & Leisure, TIME, Smithsonian, Condé Nast Traveler, AFAR, Hemispheres, and a wide range of other publications.

An honorary Spaniard by marriage, Robin has been visiting Spain at least once a year for over a decade, and has never met a town or tapa she didn’t like. When she’s not writing about travel, she can usually be found exploring regional lakes in her inflatable kayak, hiking the Taconics, or wildlife watching around her home base.

Michele “Wojo” Wojciechowski

Michele “Wojo” Wojciechowski is a national award-winning writer, author, and humorist as well as a speaker, consultant, and stand-up comic. She’s written for Esquire, Vanity Fair, Discover, Parade, Reader’s Digest, PBS’ Next Avenue, and many other publications and websites. Although travel writing isn’t one of her regular beats, every time she goes on vacation, she always comes up with story ideas. Don’t worry; her husband is used to it by now.

Eva Morreale

Eva Morreale has been the Assignments Editor at Fodor’s Travel for almost four years. A longtime freelance writer with a background in travel and pop culture, her work has appeared everywhere from Believer Magazine to Jezebel. She’s also a veteran freelance copywriter and has led creative teams at Beautycounter, Savage x Fenty, and more. You can read more of her very online musings via her newsletter Fries for the Table. She is based in Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband, Travis, and cat, Jenny Lewis.

Karen Blum

Karen Blum heads ASJA’s Virtual Education Committee and is a Baltimore-based freelance writer who loves to travel but covers mostly health, medicine and science for a variety of outlets. Her articles have appeared in the Baltimore Sun, AARP.org, Anesthesiology News, Pharmacy Practice News, Clinical Oncology News, Rheumatology News, Ophthalmology Management, and Medscape.com, among others. She also has written newsletter and magazine articles, blog posts and marketing communications pieces for clients including Johns Hopkins Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, the National Eye Institute, Drexel University, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Society for Microbiology.

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Vacations are a great time to unwind and explore destinations near or far. They also offer an opportunity to find story ideas, even if you’re not a full-time travel writer. In this virtual education session, ASJA members Robin Catalano and Michele “Wojo” Wojciechowski, and Fodor’s editor Eva Morreale, will share their tips for how to find and pitch story ideas before or after you head out of town, and potentially earn a little coin to offset your expenses. Spoiler alert: It may change how you view your time away.