About Us

We’re two travel writing friends who love helping other travel writers succeed!

Hi, we're
Kristi and Noreen

We met on our very first press trip as travel writers and realized the more tips and tricks we shared, the more we succeeded!

Kristi Dosh

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Kristi Dosh is a “recovering attorney” who transformed her career through blogging and social media to become ESPN’s first female sports business reporter.  She met Noreen on a press trip and quickly discovered writing about travel was as much fun as writing about sports.

Kristi is a contributor for Forbes and has written for POPSUGAR, AARP, CraftBeer.com, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Glamour, Men’s Health, Woman’s Day, Parents, Golf Digest and more. 

Kristi, along with Noreen, is the co-founder of Travel Writers University and also TravelbyVacationRental.com, where they review vacation rentals with other travel writers.

Kristi holds a law degree from the University of Florida and a B.A. in Politics from Oglethorpe University. She is the author of two books and a frequent public speaker.

Noreen Kompanik

Noreen Kompanik

Noreen Kompanik is a retired registered nurse, legal nurse consultant, and military spouse turned travel writer. She launched her travel writing career in 2014 and has over 650 articles in both digital and print publications.

She is an assistant editor for Food, Wine, Travel Magazine and a senior writer for GoNOMAD. Noreen is also a regular contributor to Travel Pulse, San Diego Explorer, Edible San Diego Magazine, International Living, and Europe Up Close, and more, and pioneered the Travel Writer’s Café, a private group for travel writers.

Along with Kristi, Noreen is the co-founder of TravelbyVacationRental.com and Travel Writers University.

Noreen loves teaching travel writers about creative writing tricks that deepen their stories and land more assignments. She’s also the queen of press trips, going on more than 25 press trips a year.

What we do

We share everything we know about travel writing with our community — and if we don’t know it, we bring in someone who does!

Noreen Kompanik and Kristi Dosh

Mentorship & Guidance

Through both our retreats (which are part press trip and part workshop) and our online community, we openly share tips, tricks, contacts and more.

Career Development

Need to make more money from your writing? Whether your writing is a side hustle or a new career, we teach you all the ways to leverage your writing skills to generate more revenue.

Access to Experts

We bring experts into our retreats and our online community to teach you how to take your travel writing to the next level, whether that's landing more all-inclusive press trips or writing for better paying publications.

Our expertise

We’re both prolific writers whose work has appeared across dozens of print and digital publications.

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