Some of my current faves (which include novelists and foreign correspondents) are Pico Iyer, Jan Morris, Alison Wearing, Jill Lawless, Rigoberto González. A good anthology is AWOL: Tales for Travel-Inspired Minds, edited by Barclay and Logan.
You can join The Travel Media Association of Canada once you're getting published regularly in some high-circulating publications. (The median age of the membership may be a clue to how hard this is to do.) Their website has an interesting Media Code of Conduct that helps me stay out of trouble.
Amanda Castleman, an award-winning travel writer has gathered an impressive list of online resources for all aspects of the field.
Writer's Weekly has information on both books and freelance writing work and includes a message board for writers and a jobs board.
Travel Blog Exchange is a community of bloggers worldwide that hosts networking conferences around the world.
Travel Writers Exchange is a both a forum and an excellent resource for articles on travel writing.
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