Richard has been published in “The Baltimore Sun”, “The Arizona Star”, NPR’s “Savvy Traveler”, 40+ Travel & Leisure, “Modern Maturity”, “Mexico Insider”, Rudy Maxa’s Traveler, and my own Assignments have taken him to Pakistan, French Polynesia, England, Italy, Panama, Mexico, Hawaii, Germany, Austria and New Guinea. Find out how a chance meeting with travel expert Rudy Maxa launched his travel writing career.

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On Episode 19: How to Get International Media Trips by Writing for Examiner with Richard Basch you’ll learn how film school led him to a career in photography and eventually to travel writing. You’ll also learn what defines good writing, why it’s important to showcase people in your travel writing and why you shouldn’t get fixated on the wordsmithing  on the 19th episode of the Break Into Travel Writing podcast.

The Finer Details of This Show Include:

  • How he met and worked with Rod Serling, Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow.
  • If you want to be a travel writer you need to be able to conduct and interview and write a great pitch.
  • Portrait, nighttime and travel photography tips.
  • Why you should work directly with PR.
  • Why you have to use your website to showcase your work and clips. Consider it your resume.
  • How to find unique story ideas.
  • How Richard got a 10 day media trip to Egypt.
  • Why I’m seriously thinking of becoming a blogger for
  • How to extend your press trips.
  • How to use stock photography to supplement your income.
  • Why you must find out who is having press events in your city.
  • Why you must find and connect with any foreign embassies in your city.
  • How to use active listening to be a great interviewer.
  • Richard’s advice to become a better writer.

If your photos aren’t any good, you aren’t close enough!
Grow where you are planted. Find a unique story in your city only you can report on!

Episode Resources
Rudy Maxa’s World
The Blue Angel
Marlene Dietrich Films
The Sound of Music
John & Mary
The Antioch Adventure by Richard Basch (out of business)
Great Hotels of the World
Prague Marriott
Nikon D300 Camera
Nikon 18-135 Lens
Canon PowerShot
Camera World
Samy’s Camera
Del Coronado Hotel

People Mentioned on this episode:

Rudy Maxa
Joseph Von Sternberg
Robert Wise
Rod Serling
Sand Castle Man

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The Aspiring Travel Writer, the Facebook group

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