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Everything, Everywhere, Travel Writer Podcast
Meet my podcast guests here every week. Prefer to read a post? You can view the transcribed stories here.


Check out our first podcast with digital marketing icon, Neil Patel.  Don’t miss this episode as Neil describes his idea of the perfect getaway and travel tips. You can read a full transcript of the Neil Patel interview here. Click on this link to read the show notes. 

You’ll love all of our guests. Stop by every Wednesday to hear celebrities and travelers from around the world share their stories during our insightful interviews. 

The New York Times Travel Show 2020 with Toru Masaki, Mountain Priest Teturyu and Japan tourism advisor
Read the latest news about travel, recreation, and entertainment and follow me on my assignments. I'm shown here with Toru Masaki at The New York Times Travel Show.


Get the latest travel industry news and promotions, dive into in-depth interviews with extraordinary individuals about everything travel-related, a product showcase, and reviews.  

When I launched joanmatsuitravelwriter.com five years ago, I focused primarily on lodging but soon learned I could incorporate my journalism experience into travel writing and cover a wide variety of topics from lodging to fly fishing. Find my latest blog post here. 

Travel Writer Support Group

Breaking into the world of travel writing can be daunting. We teach you how to create compelling, creative, and engaging content for print and digital media. Each week you’ll receive writing prompts and story creation ideas, editing tips, and the answers to your questions. 

$49 monthly fee


Travel Writing Courses

Learn to Interview” and “How to Plan Your Solo Media Trip” 

I lead you through the fundamentals of journalism and travel writing. It’s not enough to write about your travels. You need to learn and practice the essential skills in order to be a dynamic travel journalist. I don’t create a ton of courses. I focus on the fundamental skills you need. Nothing can take the place of knowledge, practice, and perseverance when you want to get from Point A to Point B.   Grab a copy today! 



Thanks to Wondershare Filmora, I’m able to create videos for my travel clients featuring  the fun I have on my travel assignments. Learning to format videos gave birth to my Joan Matsui Travel Writer YouTube channel. 

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How much time do you spend transcribing interviews? Transcriptions take time — hours. Transcribe allows you to automatically transform your audio into text. You can subscribe by clicking on the Transcribe image below. 

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If you travel for business or pleasure, chances are you’ll want to spend your downtime reading. Find your next favorite book here.  


You’ll find a little of this and that here. 

Salmon Fly-Fishing Tales" Learning to Fly Fish for Salmon on the Salmon River

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Historic architecture around the world awaits you. Once we’re able to travel again, let your favorite business owners know how much you’ve missed them.  

Shown is the renovated City Hall Grand Hotel in Williamsport, PA. 

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