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Travel Editor, Toronto Star
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At 12:33pm on February 7, 2010, Trans-Americas Journey said…
Hi Jim,

Just joined Tripatini and I'm introducing myself to the editors in the group. I'm a freelance travel writer named Karen Catchpole and I, along with my partner photographer Eric Mohl, are in the midst of the Trans-Americas Journey--our 5 year, 200,000+ mile working road trip through North, Central and South America. Our work appears in publications including Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, Allure, Elle, Every Day with Rachael Ray, the travel sections of the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Dallas Morning News, PC Magazine, www.fodors.com, www.indagare.com and www.itravelishop.com.

See our Published Work page http://trans-americas.com/work.html for full stories. Please also see the Photo Gallery pages for selected collections of more of Eric's work.

I'd love to send you some ideas for the travel section of the Toronto Sun if you're accepting pitches from freelancers and not just buying wire stories. Drop me a line (you can contact me through my web site) if you'd like some ideas--and I look forward to working with you in 2010!

From the road,

Karen Catchpole, Journalist
Eric Mohl, Photographer
Trans-Americas Journey
At 10:26am on October 28, 2009, EnLinea Media said…
Good morning, Jim, and welcome to Tripatini! Great to have you with us -- and we think you'll find our site productive as well as interesting and enjoyable.

To get the most out of us, you may want to take a moment to join several of our many groups which you may find of particular interest, such as Media Only, Canada, Eating/Drinking the World, The Caribbean, Business Travel, Airfares/Air Travel, Eco/Sustainable Tourism, Adventure Travel, Shopping the World, and plenty of others covering many topics and most destinations across the the globe.

FYI, on your profile you'll see a green bar marked "Text Box," which you can turn into a box containing not just text but also photos and even videos about yourself, your interests, your travels, and the Toronto Star travel section.

Finally, if you would, please be so kind as to spread the word among your travel-interested friends, family, colleagues, associates, and readers. It's fast and easy to use our "INVITE" function above left on the navigation bar to enter e-mails (even your whole list at once!). If you have any opportunity to cover us in the Star, that would of course be much appreciated, and if you're interested in occasionally blogging for us, guidelines/rates are available upon request.

Thanks for joining us, Jim; we wish you an outstanding rest of 2009 and look forward to seeing you online.


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