*** As a direct result of taking Kristine's classes or signing up for her coaching services, students have landed assignments in Redbook, USA Today's Go Escape Magazine, VIA (AAA Magazine), SeriousEats.com, ShermansTravel.com, plus a gig updating a Fodor's guidebook and a contract to write a book about budget travel.
Virtual Spring Break ($40, May 11-15, 2015)
Can’t fly away to a desert hideaway or sink your toes into a sandy shoreline this spring? Don’t fret. Take a mental vacation with the "Virtual Spring Break" class, an e-course designed to boost your travel-writing career. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings you’ll receive a writing prompt and insider tip built around launching your travel-writing career – or upgrading it from Coach to First-Class. I'm not shy about sharing secrets that got me into top magazines like TIME, National Geographic Traveler, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons and Budget Travel, plus websites that include Travel + Leisure's website, CNN.com and Fodors.com. I am also throwing in a database of 75 editors and publications currently buying travel stories. Sadly, there aren’t any pina coladas or sandy beaches involved in this class … but we’ll write about how to get you there.
Cost: $40 (first-time fliers, meaning you've never taken a class from me before) or $35 (you've signed up for another one of my classes: welcome back!)
Boarding Pass ($50, you pick the week)
Designed for both beginning travel writers and seasoned writers who want help crafting pitches, you’ll start at zero on Monday and, by Friday, have at least one idea ready to pitch to editors. Each day's homework shouldn’t take more than an hour. Also included: contact information for 75+ markets buying travel content. I give you one-on-one email support all week long and provide feedback on your homework. Students who took this class later sold stories to BBC Travel's website, SeriousEats.com, USA Today's Go Escape and National Geographic Traveler.
"I always feel in control and enjoy any writing I do in Kristine's courses. Other classes seem to stifle me for some reason. Hers is like a day at the beach." Lilla, Charleston, South Carolina
"Between the daily assignments, excellent advice and support from Kristine, I turned the kernel of a travel article into an idea I pitched to Islands Magazine and National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Kristine hones into the bones of travel writing in quick, easy learning capsules. I can't wait to take another one of her courses." -- Joyce, Bluffton, South Carolina
Cost: $50 (first-time fliers, meaning you've never taken a class from me before) or $45 (you've signed up for another one of my classes: welcome back!)