Published in Pegasus Magazine, Summer 2013
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If it’s an ancient, extraordinary, and astounding place, it’s likely a World Heritage site. Visiting every destination on UNESCO’s queue of 900-plus places is a commendable pursuit that, alas, could take a lifetime. So with the help of a few of our well-traveled friends, we put together a more attainable World Heritage bucket list. Here are 11 favorite World Heritage destinations picked by the experts: seasoned travel writers, bloggers, and photographers who have been around the world and, for the most part, seen it all.
When I’m not zigzagging around the planet -¬ carving up Costa Rican waves, floating through water-filled caves of Belize or roaming remote jungles of India -¬ I’m writing about my adventures, the environment, fitness, health/wellness, extraordinary people and social injustice issues.
I’m a freelance travel writer and all-around chronic adventurer, so I try to hit up one or two unique destinations a month. When I’m not zigzagging around the planet — scaling the steps of Chichén-Itzá, scuba diving beneath manta rays in Costa Rica or roaming the remote jungles of India — I’m writing about my adventures, the environment, health/wellness and extraordinary people.
Who wouldn’t want to be a travel writer? They visit some of the most interesting and beautiful places in the world, and they get paid for it. Or a celebrity assistant? They get to hang out with celebrities! The truth is that while these jobs certainly do come with great perks, even so-called “dream jobs” aren’t perfect. Though all 10 of the following people love their careers and wouldn’t change them for anything, there are times when, like the rest of us, they think work sucks.
What do freelancers like and dislike about PR pitches? To find some good tips, I contacted local freelancers Sarah Sekula (@wordzilla), Denise Bates Enos, and Katherine Johnson (@katiejwriter). What tips would you give PR people on pitching freelancers? Google the writer. What has he/she written about in the past? Identify publications the freelancer writes for and target pitches accordingly.
When you call Amy Zhang, her secretary answers the phone and transfers you to her office. Only in this case, the secretary is in a “virtual” office and Zhang may be taking her calls at her home office. Zhang owns San Francisco-based Affinity Fund Services LLC, which provides back-office administration services for hedge-fund managers.
When I set out to find people who love their jobs so much that they can’t believe they get paid to do it, the response was overwhelming. Which is awesome, because we love it when you love your job! So let’s get to it. Without further ado, here are 25 people who can’t believe they get paid to do these awesome jobs. I am a travel writer and photographer who focuses on adventure.
Published on mediabistro.com, By Kristen Fischer Everyone loves a good Top 10 list. We see them in magazines, scroll through them on blogs, and usually chuckle when David Letterman shares them on TV. Listicles — articles with numbered subsections and content that collectively offers resources and tips for readers under the umbrella of one topic…