Hey, How'd You Become the LA Times' Lead Travel Blogger, Jen Leo?
A "sponge to all things travel," this Twitter die-hard spun her blogging passion into a full-fledged brand
June 2, 2009
With eight years of travel blogging for sites such as BootsnAll
, Written Road
, and HotelChatter
, Jen Leo knows that instant interaction fuels modern-day travel writing. Whether she's writing a column for the LA Times
' Daily Travel & Deals
and Web Buzz
blogs, or sending out the latest hotel deals through Twitter
, Leo has focused her calling at one of the country's leading papers. And she's as comfortable with book-length works as she is with 140-word limits: along with online writing, she has edited or co-edited six books in the popular Sand in My Bra
series, collections of humorous women's travel writing for the publisher Travelers' Tales. Below, Leo talks about turning an internship into a career, the financial uncertainties of blogging, and being engaged in social media as a journalist....
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