One-on-One Travel writing and Photography Coaching Sessions

Are you considering jumping into travel writing, travel photography or guidebook writing, and looking for guidance? You’ve come to the right place. I’m now offering one-on-one, one-hour travel writing and photography coaching sessions.

As a seasoned, award-winning travel writer, photographer and guidebook author, I’ve earned over 10 years of experience in this industry.

When I left from my legal career behind in 2008 and switched paths, I learned everything from scratch: pitching travel editors, writing successful guidebook proposals, blogging and SEO, teaching travel photography and researching stories, among other skills.

Today I author three major guidebooks, I write destination content for branded campaigns and tourism boards, I am editor in chief for a major destination’s tourism magazine, and I continue to get published in outlets. It’s hard work, yet extremely rewarding.

The travel industry landscape is changing, but it’s also expanding and the need for storytelling and writing skills isn’t going anywhere. You just need to find what works for you and how to best leverage your talents.


“We have to continually
be jumping off cliffs and
developing our wings on the way down.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

Pick Your Topic

We can chat about any of the following subjects — or a related topic of your choice. If you’re interested in a series of coaching sessions, that can be arranged after our initial chat.

*Breaking into travel writing and photography

*Going from your blog to getting published

*Becoming a guidebook author

*Storytelling: How to research to find the best stories


Book your session

When you click on the booking button below, select a one-hour session from the drop-down menu. Not to worry, we can always adjust the topic when we schedule your session. No two coaching sessions are the same, because I customize them to each individual client’s specific situation.

When I receive confirmation, I’ll get in touch within 24 hours (internet connection permitting). We will arrange a mutually convenient time — I use Skype for the calls — and I’ll send you a short questionnaire to prepare for our chat.

Please book at least 10 days in advance. Your session and my advice will be customized, and I may need more prep time if I am on the road on assignment.

I look forward to connecting with you and helping you to make that next big leap in your journey.

One-Hour Coaching Session with Lily

“Yesterday’s call was the highlight of my week! I did another coaching call previously and you totally blew it out of the water for me. Your whole process of asking questions in advance to direct the call, reviewing my work and providing tips, and also the depth of information and organization made the experience not only helpful, but also specific and personal. Thank you for being so willing to share what you’ve learned! I have at least 6 pages of notes! You gave me the confidence to go BIGGER which is exactly what I have been wanting, but have felt afraid to do.” – Stephanie Patterson, Travel Taste Click


If you are a corporate client looking for coaching in travel writing, storytelling or travel photography, please get in touch directly by email to request a quote.