Guidebook Writing & The National Parks with James Kaiser

Joining me today is someone whose work has graced the cover of National Geographic, who has sold over 150,000 copies of his guidebooks, and who claims to have the best job in the world (I may argue this point), James Kaiser, award-winning travel writer and photographer from JamesKaiser.com.

Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks!

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In This Episode

  • 04:45 Favorite: Writing or Photography
  • 06:20 How Did It All Begin?
  • 12:35 Process Of Writing A Guidebook
  • 15:40 How Did You Market It
  • 18:40 Selecting The Locations & Learning More
  • 23:15 When Did It Start Feeling Like Your Career
  • 24:45 Why The National Parks?
  • 27:45 The Costa Rica Guidebook
  • 31:50 The Process of Writing A Guidebook Pt 2
  • 34:10 What You Don’t Know About Writing A Guidebook
  • 39:25 Travel Lifestyle
  • 42:15 Favorite Places & Tips
  • 54:15 Biggest Mishaps & Tips
  • 59:37 What’s Happening Next?

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