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Get Paid to Travel the World - Travel Writing Tips Travel Writing — By Lost Girls on January 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm Be sure to check out our new Pitching 101 Series, including interviews with: BootsnAll editor, Katie HammelNew York Times’ deputy travel editor, Monica DrakeThe Expeditioner’s founder and editor-in-chief, Matt StabileGalavanting‘s managing editor, Joseph HernandezTravel Belles’ publisher and editor, Margo MillureGo NOMAD‘s general edit Max HartshorneTravel Agent senior editor Joe PikeTravelingMom‘s editor Cindy RichardsRecommend‘s managing editor Paloma Villaverde de Rico Want to get paid to travel? If you’re interested in sharing your travel experiences, there are several travel websites that accept pitches from freelance writers. Here are a few of them, and what they pay per word or post. Travel Websites That Pay for Freelance Articles and Posts Travel Belles $10 per post. Travel sites that accept submissions for experience, rather than a payment Some ideas and rates courtesy of, JoAnna Haugen

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World Class Estates La Jolla, California – Home of your Dreams Set against a cornucopia of lush green landscaping that reverberates brilliantly with the blue sky is the World Class Estate located in La Jolla, California. Built in the old world Mediterranean style, this estate is, to put it simply, the house of your dreams! You will be obliged to agree upon setting foot on the stunning walk way leading into the estate. Keeping the blistering weather in mind, this World Class Estate comes complete with an exotic vanishing edge swimming pool, and other water amenities, to combat the heat courtesy of the California sun. If you pride yourself an entertainer than you will no doubt fall in love with the World Class Estate. The World Class Estate, positioned to several lovely panoramic views of the Pacific ocean, is what one would call a “dream home”. Comments comments

35 Beautiful Pictures of New York City New York has become THE backdrop for movies, television, and photography. From it's beautiful architecture, stunning landmark buildings, amazing parks, to the yellow cab filled streets. This post presents 35 beautiful city photos to celebrates one of the most amazing cities in the world. Make sure you are subscribed to our RSS feed so you don't miss any future posts! The best countries for food Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is the highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. Here are 11 countries (in no particular order) that your taste buds will thank you for visiting. 1. Image by jaaron Standing at the crossroads of India, China and Oceania, Thai cuisine is like a best-of of all three’s techniques and ingredients. 2. Image by Klearchos Kapoutsis From olives to octopus, the true taste of Greece depends on fresh, unadulterated staples. 3. From back-alley dumpling shops to four-star banquet halls, China has one of the world’s finest palates. 4. Image by Sunfox From cheese and champagne to snails and baguettes, the French are famous for their foodstuffs. 5. Image by scaredy_kat 6. Image by chargrillkiller Would you like some magic-realism with that enchilada? 7. 8. 9.

Wanderfly | Error Alila Villas Hadahaa in the Southern Maldives | TheBlogIsMine Dot Com The Alila Villas Hadahaa merges both of anyone’s travel passions into one luxury destination, a series of luxury villas in the southern end of the Maldives islands. The new development is comprised of 50 private villas, some are inland, including their own pools and others stilted above the Maldivian waters. While the focus of the Alila Villas Hadahaa is first about luxury and relaxation, the design of this resort is rooted in eco-conscious practices and was created by SCDA Architects. This prestigious development features 16 island villas, 20 island villas with a private pool, and 14 Aqua Villas. Nestled in natural vegetation, the Island Villas create an intimate setting for relaxation and are only a short sandy walk to the azure waters of the house reef. The 14 stilted over-the-water Aqua Villas allow guests to retreat into the endless horizon of the Indian Ocean.

When It's Not Blue Top 10: Things To Do in Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul is one of the most dynamic, beautiful and exciting cities in the world. You could easily spend weeks there and still not see everything. Located on both sides of the Bosporus Straight (which connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara), the city of Istanbul is split across two continents—Europe and Asia. Known by many names over the centuries—Byzantium, Constantinople, and since 1930, Istanbul—this intoxicating city offers a multitude of cultural, religious, and historic sights. 1) Visit Topkapı Palace Strategically perched on a hill overlooking the Bosporus and Sea of Marmara, Topkapı Palace was constructed between 1466 and 1478 for Sultan Mehmet II and served as the residence for the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Hagia Sophia 2) Visit the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) No visit to Istanbul would be complete without seeing the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia. Click <a href=" 3) Cruise along the Bosporus Blue Mosque Whirling Dervishes