Steve Jermanok left his job as a broker in Manhattan and booked a year-long ticket to the South Pacific in the summer of 1990. Upon his return, he would write his first article, “Dining with Descendants of Cannibals in Fiji”, for The Miami Herald. He is now considered one of the most prolific travel writers in North America, having explored more than 90 countries, and written over 1,500 articles on a range of subjects, from food to art to adventure. He has worked as a columnist for National Geographic Adventure, contributing editor for Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, guest editor for The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and writes regularly for The Boston Globe, Men’s Journal, and Yankee Magazine. In May 2012, Steve and his wife Lisa launched ActiveTravels, a new type of travel agency where your travel advisors have more than likely been to that one country that entices you. ActiveTravels has booked over 1,000 trips to all corners of the globe.
Steve is a master list-maker -- write down your most important tasks and then accomplish those tasks. ONWARD!
Constantly work on content creation -- Steve blogs about a travel topic every morning and promotes it on his social media.
Steve lost at least 15 editors when travel journalism hit a sorry decline -- and Steve tells the whole story here.
"Embrace all forms of marketing."
"Enjoy the ride."
I would have had an excellent support staff.
It's all about the numbers -- have a year-end sales goal.
An individual would have excellent communication skills.