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Welcome to the Great Escape Radio with Lori Allen, where you’ll meet everyday people who broke out of their regular jobs and opted for an exciting life of getting paid to travel. Come along for the ride as we learn about breaking into travel writing, photography, import-export, and other exciting ways you can see the world and make an income with very little set-up.

Welcome to the Great Escape Radio with Lori Allen, where you’ll meet everyday people who broke out of their regular jobs and opted for an exciting life of getting paid to travel. Come along for the ride as we learn about breaking into travel writing, photography, import-export, and other exciting ways you can see the world and make an income with very little set-up.
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Welcome to the Great Escape Radio with Lori Allen, where you’ll meet everyday people who broke out of their regular jobs and opted for an exciting life of getting paid to travel. Come along for the ride as we learn about breaking into travel writing, photography, import-export, and other exciting ways you can see the world and make an income with very little set-up.

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Episodes

Using Your Experience to Write a Memoir

12/9/2018
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“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.”—Graham Greene, Ways of Escape Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry brings Melissa Broughton back to the show to talk about writing a memoir. Last episode Melissa talked to Jody about her career as a travel writer with a focus on spa writing. (You can listen in to that episode here.)...

Duration:00:23:27

Get paid to be pampered

12/2/2018
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“I’m so used to being pampered in spas, I’ve forgotten how expensive spa treatments are.”—Melissa Broughton, Spa Writer Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry talks with Melissa Broughton, a travel and spa writer. Jody starts the conversation with a question Melissa is often asked, “Spa Writer? How does that work?” Often people (especially men) that ask Melissa that question assume it has something to do with hot tubs. But it’s so much more than that… “Being a spa writer means more than...

Duration:00:29:57

Getting Started Without Full Mastery

11/25/2018
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“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one!” –Dolly Parton Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry and Great Escape Publishing Director, Lori Allen introduce is to Kim Wilson. “At Great Escape Publishing, we create a safe place for beginners to start in travel writing and photography,” says Lori. “But our audience is growing and now we are also a place for professional photographers.” Kim Wilson was already a professional photographer when she attended Great Escape...

Duration:00:22:34

Austin Testimonials

11/18/2018
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“I get more out of a trip than any vitamin has ever given me in my life.” –Lori Allen Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry and Great Escape Publishing Director, Lori Allen discuss the recent Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop in Austin, Texas. The workshop has just concluded and Lori is still recovering. “It’s a lot of excitement, and even life-planning and I’m still coming down from it,” says Lori. People typically come to Great Escape Publishing at a pivotal time in their life. Perhaps...

Duration:00:30:48

Daily Practices to Help You as a Writer

11/11/2018
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“A healthy habit is a great habit in general, but it’s even better when you can use it in your work.”—Tracey Minkin Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry brings Tracey Minkin, the Senior Travel and Features Editor for Coastal Living back to the podcast broadcasting live from the Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop in Austin, Texas. You can listen to the previous episode with her here. This week, Jody and Tracy are talking about some of the daily practices for travel writing. Jody asks Tracy...

Duration:00:29:08

How to Have Great Conversations

11/4/2018
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“It’s very hard to get the essence of a place just by looking at it… you have to talk to people.”—Tracy Minkin Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry talks with Tracy Minkin, the Senior Travel and Features Editor of Coastal Living, live from the Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop in Austin, Texas. Tracy’s a great conversationalist, which was proven when she won a conversation competition in high school—a title that came with a $1,000 prize! Her inherent conversation skills have served her...

Duration:00:28:04

Do You Need a Travel Writing Niche?

10/28/2018
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“Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour.”—John Heywood Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry and Great Escape Publishing Director, Lori Allen talk with Jed Vaughn live at the Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop in Austin, Texas. Lori invited Jed back to the workshop to be on the success panel for a second time. Jed’s travel writing success is unique in that he hasn’t chosen a specific niche to focus on. He’s written about sailing, fishing, coffee, wine and beer....

Duration:00:25:32

Taking the Leap into Travel Writing

10/21/2018
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“To see your name for the first time in print is a thrill.” –Cynthia Notti Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry and Great Escape Publishing Director, Lori Allen introduce us to Cynthia Notti who is in Austin, Texas attending the Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop as a member of this year’s success panel. Lori talks about the success panel… “This is one of my favorite parts of our annual workshop. We hear from editors, writers and others who have had very large successes… and who’ve been...

Duration:00:19:39

Community Sparks Creativity

10/14/2018
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“It doesn’t matter how many years you’ve been writing, it’s always inspiring to see your byline in a magazine.” –Ian Aldrich Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry talks with Ian Aldrich, the Deputy Editor of Yankee Magazine, and Great Escape Publishing Director, Lori Allen live from the Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop in Austin, Texas. (You can listen to last week’s episode with him here too.) Jody asks Ian what he likes about speaking at this event. “Coming to an event like this,...

Duration:00:21:59

Can Anyone Be a Travel Writer?

10/7/2018
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“We are all, each and every one, unique in the Universe. And that uniqueness is what makes us valuable.”—James A. Owen Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry talks with Great Escape Publishing Director, Lori Allen and Deputy Editor of Yankee Magazine, Ian Aldrich live from the Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop in Austin, Texas. Jody poses the question, “Can anyone be a travel writer?” Ian answers with a resounding “Yes!” “The idea that magazines have their set writers and aren’t open to...

Duration:00:10:02

Curating Photos for Social Media

9/30/2018
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“If you’re always trying to be normal, you’ll never know how amazing you can be.” –Maya Angelou Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry brings Kathy Sindorf back to the show. Kathy is a university professor. She’s traveled the world as a television producer and reporter and she’s co-lead photography expeditions for Great Escape Publishing with her husband, Joe Sindorf. (You can listen in on their last podcast episode about traveling together and solo here.) Kathy shares her thoughts on her...

Duration:00:24:11

Making Money with Stock Photos

9/23/2018
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“A rising tide lifts all boats.” –John F. Kennedy Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry and Great Escape Publishing Director, Lori Allen talk about what’s new in stock photography. “It’s my job to notice trends and stock photography is a conversation that comes up a lot with new photographers as well as those who’ve been very successful.” Lori looks at someone like Carli Davidson, author of the New York Times bestselling photo book, Shake. “I started working with Carli when she wasn’t as...

Duration:00:16:53

Finding Freedom Through Travel

9/16/2018
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“Each day is a new chapter in your life, and you get to decide what chapter comes next.” –Lori Allen Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry and Great Escape Publishing Director, Lori Allen explore the idea of freedom. People want freedom. Lori shares a recent example she heard in the news… “Two elderly men broke out of their nursing home to attend a heavy metal concert. They were just a couple of old “metal heads” seeking freedom from their lives in the home. After the men were located...

Duration:00:16:26

Traveling Without Your Significant Other

9/9/2018
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“The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” — Henry David Thoreau Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry brings humanitarian photographer and filmmaker, Joe Sindorf back to the show along with a mystery guest…Joe’s favorite friend in the entire world…his wife, Kathy Sindorf. Kathy teaches digital media, video and photography at the university level. She’s also traveled around the world as a television reporter and...

Duration:00:24:27

Combining Two Passions to Create One Unique Trip

9/2/2018
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“Travel is like a giant blank canvas, and the painting on that canvas is only limited by one’s imagination.” –Ross Morley Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry and Great Escape Publishing Director, Lori Allen introduce us to Kevin Wenning. “Out of all of the get paid to travel opportunities we publish at Great Escape Publishing, I REALLY love our tour program,” says Lori. “It’s super trendy to go on unique, customized, non-touristy tours—which makes it very profitable right now.” Kevin is...

Duration:00:31:57

Living Your Bucket List

8/26/2018
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“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”—Norman Vincent Peale Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry brings Joe Sindorf back to the show. An international humanitarian filmmaker and photographer who has traveled to more than 75 countries, Joe is a favorite guest on the program. This week Jody and Joe are talking about life travel goals… creating a bucket list. “I think it’s always important to have goals… to have something to look forward to… a reason to get up...

Duration:00:24:48

Finding Inspiration in Success

8/19/2018
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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” –Lao Tzu Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry brings Bonnie Caton back to the podcast. Bonnie’s back in the USA after living abroad earlier this year. She’s refocusing on her photography business and training for a triathlon—she’s been busy! Inspired lately by the success stories she’s seen through Great Escape Publishing, Bonnie wants to share her thoughts about some of them. “A lot of our members are doing incredible things…most...

Duration:00:29:32

Celebrrating the Travel Writer's Cafe

8/12/2018
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“We give our members a roadmap, they get in the ‘car’ and use that roadmap to get to their destination…a published article.” –Noreen Kompanik Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry bring Noreen Kompanik back to the show to talk about the Travel Writer’s Café. Noreen has just returned from a two-week trip in Europe that included Croatia, Italy and the Greek Islands. Unlike many of her trips, this wasn’t a press trip, it was supposed to be Noreen’s vacation. “As travel writer’s we’re not...

Duration:00:22:05

The Wonders of Exploring Africa

8/5/2018
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“There’s a lot of the world I have left to check off my list, but I keep wanting to go back to Africa.”—Lori Allen Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry and Great Escape Publishing Director, Lori Allen talk about her recent trip to Kenya. Kenya is usually the first country people go to when they go on an African safari. Lori did it backwards. “I visited South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia before making it to Kenya,” says Lori. Lori thought it would be more of the same things she...

Duration:00:25:52

Making Your Photography Unique

7/29/2018
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“You have a choice to look for rainbows or look for dirt, I choose to look for rainbows.”—Janette Tepas Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry and Great Escape Publishing Director, Lori Allen introduce us to Janette Tepas. “After attending the Great Escape Photography Workshop last year in San Diego I was inspired to try something new with my photos,” says Janette. Focusing on her hometown of Chicago, Janette photographs local points of interest and uses her artistic skills to create...

Duration:00:25:59